Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Black & White

Clockwise from Prada sign: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Claude Monet said, "Color is my day-long obsession, joy, and torment." In working with color on a daily basis, I can't help but think, dream, and obsess over color. Choosing paint colors for our house was a love/hate situation—only made worse by the pressure to make the final call once we narrowed down our choices ("the slightest hint of green will ruin it!")

So sometimes, the mind needs a break. Black and white provides a duality that few combinations can produce: a sense of simplicity and peace while conversely shouting for attention. The contrast is stimulating; the minimalism restful. I love it as the single statement in a room, or as a graphic addition to an already colorful space.

I'm absolutely obsessed with this graphite loveseat – the pencil-drawn lines are a less graphic take on black and white – it would look so cool in a gleaming white office!

I recently did a DIY of the Prada Marfa canvas shown here, so I'll be posting that soon – likely next week. It came out so well and cost a fraction of the price – win/win. Can't wait to share it!


  1. Always my favorite color combo! That pillow is insane! And I think I need it ;-)


  2. This is crazy because decorating with black and white is on my "blog to-do list". Meaning, you totally read my mind! I will share your post instead. I recently bought some black and white stripe fabric to make a pillow with it. I absolutely love black and white in the home, it's so elegant and fresh.

    1. Awesome! Great minds :) Black and white is my fave.


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