Taking Black And White Decor From Basic To Bold
Neutral decor doesnt have to be basic, in fact, simple black and white decor can be brilliantly bold if balanced right. These three examples of modern home interiors follow a monochrome palette in three entirely different ways. In home number one we explore a predominantly pale design with well spaced punctuations of black. Home two is a little heavier handed with black accents, using the base note to create an even balance with light surroundings. Finally in home three, we round things off with a sophisticated interior that pulls warmer tones into the mix, along with luxe touches of marble and smoked glass. Which one would you choose?
Designer: KAEL Architekci
An L-shaped sofa arrangement in pale grey marks out the lounge area of home interior number one. The pale piece surrounds a jet black coffee table, which acts as a visual anchor in the centre of the sitting room. Black window frames stand out strongly in pure white walls. Sheer white voiles filter the light and provide an element of privacy without obliterating the window frames from view.
Instead of contending with the density of the black coffee table, the media cabinet has been selected in a white finish to blend with the walls. The wall mounted TV provides a black element on this side of the room.
The wall lights in the bedroom are set into a pale grey headboard feature wall. Two small black wall sconces provide more focussed task lighting on the bed itself.
The white bathroom has tiny black accessories dotted throughout. Faucets, soap dispensers and trash cans are a simple and subtle way to introduce strong accent colour.
The second minimalist bathroom scheme in the home is given a dash of wood tone.
A black lounge chair, coffee table, media cabinet, and even some black scatter cushions come out to play.
A black linear suspension light braces redirectional light above the dining set.
The two walls of the kitchen are approached in completely different ways, with one wall designed to blend with its white backdrop, and a wall of wooden cabinets set to add warm colour and texture to the room.
A home workspace is amalgamated into the bedroom media cabinet design. One solid colourway blends the elements together as one cohesive piece, in high contrast to a plain white wall.
Architect: hilight. design Designer: hilight. design
Our last featured interior is a show home located in Kyiv, Ukraine. The design team were given the task of creating a timeless, stylish design that would catch everyones attentionfamilies, future parents and singletons alike. Marble panels were brought in to build a feeling of luxury in the open plan living room. A chunky square coffee table gives the small lounge its anchor. An indoor plant adds natural energy.
Stout modern dining chairs make a statement in the kitchen diner end of the apartment, beneath a unique pendant light.
The tasteful bedroom decor is striped with gypsum panels on one half of the headboard wall. The other half is left blank as a clear mount for a swing arm wall lamp. The winged platform bed has a timeless charm that will interest people who appreciate either classic style or modern design.
Reflective black sliding doors reveal a walk in wardrobe.
In the next bedroom, a large decorative wall mirror overlaps an oversized headboard design.
A modern vanity chair pulls up to a floating makeup shelf across the mirror.
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