At once bold and minimal, I find something so soothing about a black and white interior. When limiting a room’s palette to two colors, pattern doesn’t become so overwhelming. Plus, there’s something both modern, but at the same time, timeless about that color combo.
Currently, I’m in the process of painting all my Malm Ikea furniture white. My poor bookshelves are a bit beat up and could use a face lift, so they’re in the process of going from scratched up brown to glossy white. My hope is that, by keeping the core of my rooms neutral, I can have fun with art, my photography and decor, and change things up when I get bored, without worrying about everything matching.
Here are a few black and white inspirational images:
**all images via Pinterest**
I found a bit of decor-related inspiration recently while out for a burger with friends. “Bare” with me: there’s an adorable growing chain of restaurants in the tri-state area called Bareburger. Their food is, when not exotic, all-natural, organic, and locally sourced, and they have some of the most amazing hand cut french fries I’ve ever had. At their Astoria location (the first in the franchise), they also have these adorable faux-taxidermy patterned paper-mache bear heads. They’re really quite adorable, which you can see on the wall in the photo below:
If real taxidermy is your thing, be sure to check out this HILARIOUS post over at The Bloggess. Personally, I can’t really see myself with any actual dead animal heads hanging from my walls, so these are a super whimsical alternative, courtesy of The Faux Taxidermy Loft:
1. The Yellowstone in Black & Gold ($105)
2. The Nile in Yellow ($125)
3. The Alberta in White & Bronze ($100)
4. The Savannah in Mint & Gold ($125)
5. The Serengeti in White ($125)
How do you feel about these vibrant conversation pieces? Let me know in the comments!