New book!

Posted on Sun, 6 Nov 2011 by KiM

I was stoked to get my hands on a new book (out November 1st, from Clarkson Potter) by Celerie Kemble called Black and White (And a Bit in Between). Being a HUGE fan of black and white decor, this book was completely for me. It’s got a bit of everything, from classic to rustic to über modern. And I was pleasantly surprised to find some of my favourite black and white spaces – including photo #3 below (which Celerie also loves, as she has had it hung above her desk for years). There’s even a photo of Celerie’s to-die-for bathroom (photo #2 below). This book is a keeper, and I would highly recommend it to anyone with a love for this colour scheme. Get yourself a copy here or here (among others).

For Celerie Kemble and her acclaimed designer peers, the possibilities of black and white home decor are endless and suit any aesthetic. In BLACK AND WHITE (AND A BIT IN BETWEEN), Celerie welcomes readers into more than 75 homes, sharing advice on choosing the best paints and finishes; adding patterns, accessories, and collections; building an entire room scheme based on inspiration from nature; and even choosing the perfect accent colors.

P.S. More photos from the book and some Ottawa news after the jump

And for some quick local news – Mike from The Modern Shop emailed me that he is having a HUGE sale at the end of November. As I am a lighting whore and his shop sells all of my favourite brands, I’m booking it in my calendar. I think I’ll stock pile some fixtures (and maybe yet another chair) for the new house. 🙂

Claudia says:

Ooooo, I've been saying a bunch lately how much I love the stark contrast of black and white in decorating (or off-white and dark wood). This book looks perfect for me. I'll have to buy a copy.

sue says:

My preference has always been a white or off-white background (walls, couches) with touches of dark browns or blacks and a little pop of color. I have strayed but always come back to this natural scheme that feels very balanced and soothing to me. I don't care for ultra-modern with stark black and white only but most of these images with woods and linens are my idea of perfection.

We love using black as a "neutral" both in our projects as well as our products. This book is a must have. Thanks for sharing it.

rooth says:

Oh wow – these photos look awesome!

Wow thanks for posting these- such great idea!!

Louise says:

Thank you for the heads up for The Modern sale 🙂

Nat says:

thanks for the heads up on the sale!! any chance you can do a post once it is actually happening?? Thanks 🙂

so in love with just about anything black and white. this is my kind of book.

Angel Y. says:

Black and white interiors are always amazing! I will definitely put this book on my Christmas list. 😀

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