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Black and White Forever

If you follow our Instagram, you know that we are fans of working with neutrals.  Today, we celebrate our favorites:  Black and white.  It always works and it will never go out of style.  Exterior or Interior. The combination is both easy and dramatic.  Formal, yet comfortable. 

 

Photo: Paul Burk

Photo: Paul Burk

A big white house has become a full tilt fascination (Thanks, Mark D Sikes).  Add black windows and all of the sudden,  it's very now.  The black iron window trend continues and some folks aren't insisting on the iron.  Black painted wood framed windows get the look for far less cost than Iron.  Above is one of our favorite exteriors in Georgetown.

Design: Mister + Mrs Sharp    Photo:  Anthony Masterson as featured in Atlanta Magazine's Home Fall 2017

Design: Mister + Mrs Sharp    Photo:  Anthony Masterson as featured in Atlanta Magazine's Home Fall 2017

On the inside, B&W works best when paired with warm natural elements like raw wood floors or thick abaca rugs.   In our own living room there's plenty of white and natural.  We've added black and white art pieces to get our B&W fix.   Photography from Rob Brinson, a painting from Kayce Hughes and other B&W photos and paintings give the entire living space a hip, lofty feeling. 

Design: Pencil and Paper Co.  Photo: PencilandPaper.com

Design: Pencil and Paper Co.  Photo: PencilandPaper.com

Pencil & Paper Co. are famous for their colorful, happy spaces but even they fall for black and white on occasion.  The twin bed situation above takes advantage of the black, white and neutral idea with plenty of pattern and texture to spare.   Black and white and happy

Design: Dan Mazzarini  Photo: BHDMDesign.com

Design: Dan Mazzarini  Photo: BHDMDesign.com

We've recently discovered the work of Dan Mazzarini in New York.  He is not a stranger to black and White.  If you find you need more white ... just paint the floor!  We adore this space.

Painting: Kayce Hughes  Photo:  KayceHughes.com

Painting: Kayce Hughes  Photo:  KayceHughes.com

Perhaps the quickest and most effective way to participate in black and white is to invest in a B&W art piece.  We are crushing on the above painting from Kayce Hughes.  It's available now at KayceHughes.com

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