modern monochrome

Browsing through the July/Aug edition of Lonny magazine, I noticed that a lot of the rooms they showcased were dominated by black walls or black features. And I must say, I was definitely won over. I think you have to be very careful using black, especially in rooms without an abundance of natural light, but it can look so dramatic and downright fabulous. This office in particular caught my eye, as the dark walls make the chandelier, antlers and bus blind (I need to get me one of those – obsessed) stand out all the more:

{image via Lonny}

Now, call me a wuss, but I don’t think I’d be brave enough to go ALL out with the black, so I feel that a heavy dose of white to compliment the black would be in order. Striking black floorboards, white walls and black details would be the look I’d go for – although I’ve suddenly got a huge crush on thick black and white stripes, be they on walls, rugs or armchairs (erm, how much are you in love with that chair with the stack of books?!):

{images via Elle Decor & Pinterest}

If you want the gently, gently approach to introducing a monochrome theme to a room, here are a few chic pieces to get you started:


{1. John Lewis Boston bedstead – £299 / 2. Graham & Green star door knob – £3.95 / 3. Graham & Green bone relief mirror – £289 / 4. John Lewis café chair – £99 / 5. Sweetpea & Willow Cross Me Armchair – £845}

COMMENTS   comments2

  1. Liz Reading
    14 July 2011 at 10:27 am

    I adored the striped hallway such a daring idea! I also love the black floor boards against the white walls! Your blog really is a great source of inspiration!

  2. Katy
    14 July 2011 at 10:42 am

    Hmmm, this has given me some ideas for my spare room! Thanks!! xx

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