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Black and white debate

Ashley of the blog Free Form emailed with a bedroom decor problem: "I am moving to a new apartment and thought I should really concentrate on decorating my bedroom. I kind of have my room in black and white right now but I didn't do a great job if it. So I am wondering, do you think I should try and revamp the Black and White theme or scratch it for colours?" She posted on her blog some inspiration she found for black and white and also did one with colour. I say if you've got black and white going on and you like it (except the execution of it) then work with what you have. Since I don't know what Ashley's working with, I went through my photo stash and found photos of predominantly black and white bedrooms. I do like the idea of introducing a colour (pale pink, pale blue, acid yellow...), or even just some timber pieces added in to soften the look.

I think my favourite inspiration would have to be Erin of Design for Mankind's bedroom below. The wall colour tones down the harshness of the black and white and is perfect for a bedroom.

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Mies van der Rohe-inspired apartment

The following photos are of a 500 square foot apartment in Chicago that was renovated and decorated by architect Peter Roesch and his wife. They have since sold it to friends, furniture included. It's simple, modern and clean-lined, with tons of storage to keep it clutter-free.


When black gets better

Sometimes the day is just a little black. Things aren't going great. Then you find something that makes you realise that black is OK. Hey more than OK. Absolutely stunning. These photos were styled by Lotta Agaton and taken by Pia Ulin. Both are represented by Agent Bauer. Amazing talent, amazing portfolios. My day is a lot brighter now.

Images from Agent Bauer


Black and white done right

The other day I came across some photos of the Manhattan pied-à-terre of Allen Schwartz, founder and design director of the fashion house ABS by Allen Schwartz. It was love at first site. I adore black and white rooms with a touch of colour and these photos are glorious representations of this. OH MY.

The apartment was designed by Rona Landman, whose portfolio was chock full of other delightfully modern spaces as well.


Bedroom to die for

So I have just come across what is now one of my favourite bedrooms EVER. Erin Loechner of design for mankind left a link to pics of her bedroom on one of my recent posts and I was blown away. Black and white done to perfection. And then she had to go and stick her totally adorable dog in one of the photos. So of course I had to post it. Amazingly enough, she was debating whether to post photos of her home. (???!!!) Erin, if your bedroom looks this good PUHLEEEEEASE post photos of the rest of your home!!!