Displaying posts labeled "Black"

2kul Interior Design

Posted on Thu, 28 Jun 2012 by midcenturyjo

Polish design is centre stage again. The creative scene in this country is hot hot hot at the moment. Case in point this stunning private home by 2kul Interior Design. mixes the right on trend black and white with layers of natural finishes, rough luxe and texture and revs it up a notch with an amazing industrial effect balustrading to the staircase. It’s a clever mix of old and new and the perfect hard edged modern foil to a softened, almost shabby meets scandi vibe.

Black beauties

Posted on Fri, 21 Oct 2011 by midcenturyjo

Love the styling of the latest range by Australian furniture designers Zuster. Fabulous furniture. Wonderful “rooms”. Seriously how sexy are those American Oak legs on the Sabrina Lounge! By turning to the dark side the sisters have found the perfect counterfoil to their new range. Inspiring. Beautiful.

P.S. The zebra is a resin model. The partridge … well that’s not.

Chilean beauty

Posted on Wed, 21 Sep 2011 by midcenturyjo

I couldn’t resist. I had to share more fabulous images from photographer Fran Parente’s portfolio. This time he has captured the essence of this Santiago, Chile house by architect Mathias Klotz. Dark yet bright. Modern with a touch of retro. Love the bike hung from that amazing staircase, the street presence of the building, the lower position of the windows in the bedroom as well as the run of book underneath. South American design is so hot right now and so are their photographers.





Reader request – black kitchens

Posted on Wed, 3 Aug 2011 by KiM

Today’s reader request comes from Beverly: I am considering painting my kitchen cabinets black, at least the lowers. Most likely will do the uppers, which are doorless, in white to keep the room from being too dark. There is no natural light. Do you have any inspirations? I sure do!! I LOVE kitchens with black, whether it be just an island, or a wall, or cabinets. Now without natural light maybe painting the uppers white is a good idea but if you have a reasonable amount of wall space and you paint that white, then you likely could get away with painting all the cabinets black. Plus whatever you are displaying in the door-less uppers will show so nicely against the black. I couldn’t find many photos with black lowers and white uppers but you’ll see in many of these photos that white uppers maybe aren’t necessary.

Canadian House & Home



McGill Design Group

Apartment Therapy


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Coburn Architecture

Elle Decor



Melanie Acevedo

Nuevo Estilo

Rue Magazine

Søren Rose Studio

Piet Boon

Kelly Hoppen

Country Home

Freunde von Freunden

Stuart McIntyre


Reader request – black floors

Posted on Fri, 10 Jun 2011 by KiM

Molly wrote us last month with a request to see photos of black floors. I think black floors are HOT, and one day, when I do not have 7 cats, I shall have black floors somewhere in my home. (Interestingly, most of these are from Scandinavian websites).

Douglas Hill

Elle Interiör

Hus & Hem

Dos Family

Bolig Magasinet


Guido Barbagelata

Hus & Hem


The New York Times

Oak Management


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west chin architect

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Hus & Hem

Vårt Nya Hem Piet Boon
Mixr Bolig Magasinet