Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It's All There In Black & White

From Better Homes & Gardens


Well, it was just a matter of time really. Just from all the crafts I've been doing utilizing black and white scrapbook paper and paint I should have seen this coming. I've been refreshing my living room and have brought in black and white {and burlap, God forbid there's not a touch of that in there too}.


Chair from Pier 1

I found some pictures that I saved for inspiration over the past several months. I've actually posted some of the things I love ~ white slipcovers, black and white diamond or checked floors, harlequin patterns ~ how many of you saw this coming before I even did myself?



My walls are currently a shade of yellow and will be staying yellow {for the next 6 months or so anyway}. I've been taking some pictures as I go along so I will have some "before" and "afters" to show you. We're not talking anything major here, but simple things that I think will make a big difference.


Homesandgardens.com

So as I have a "Pardon Our Appearance" sign across my living room for the moment, I hope you enjoy these inspiration pictures.


Flickr

{Pictures below from Better Homes & Gardens}











28 comments:

Love the Decor! said...

kathy I have drooled over that black and white chair from Pier One. I am contemplating doing My bedroom in black and white so I can have the chair:)

Jane said...

Great inspiration pictures. I have always loved black and white. Look forward to seeing the changes you make in your room.
Jane

kiakai/Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

These would make anyone want at least one black and white room. Beautiful pics!
Kelly

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Definitely saw this coming and your inspiration photos are lovely. Excited to see the "durings" sometime soon.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Loved each and every photo but especially liked that black/white powder room with the harlequin wall paper. I am assuming it's wall paper. What a pain that would be to hand but worth it. Love it!

Room to Inspire said...

Great photos! I really like the chair from Pier 1. I am off to check out their site.

Chelsea

Kristin said...

That Pier One chair is so delicious!

Atelier de Charo said...

These inspirational photos are amazing, so lovely.
Hugs
Charo

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

A black and white design is classic, just like owning a little black dress...a must have.
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Maria Killam said...

Love the polka dots, great post with black and white!

Melissa Miller said...

Oh I do love black and white decor' Kathy! Very pretty photos.

pk said...

You're kidding - you like black and white? :-) Actually, I'm a big black and white fan too. Great inspiration photos. Can't wait to see what you're doin'!

pk @ Room Remix

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I know, Debbie. It's so pretty! I think it's going to come down in price more though. It was $499.00, now it's $399.00, I'm sure by next month it will be even less.

Thanks, Jane! I'm having fun with it and this room needed a bit of a change up.

I think it looks great in a bedroom, Kelly. My mom had a black and white bathroom in her previous house, with a black and white toile that was just beautiful.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, thanks, Beth! You could have warned me! : ) I probably will do a "during" post because I want to paint my coffee table black {with the Glidden paint I just got free} and I'm having a slipcover made for my sofa, which probably won't be done and ready until next month. So, I'll do a sneak peek post.

I knew you would love that one, Lisa! Harlequin fiends are so predictable! {I know, I'm one of them}!

The great thing about that chair, Chelsea, is that it not only looks pretty, but comfy too! I'd like to check it out in person and sit in it.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It is, Kristin! A little expensive right now, but it is a nice looking chair!

Thank you,Charo!

You're absolutely right, Cindy! I think black and white makes the color trend list every year.

That top picture is one of my favorites, Maria!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Thanks, Melissa! If I can get it half that nice, I'll be happy!

Thanks, PK! I'm getting predictable, huh?

Embellished Bayou said...

Gorgeous inspiration photos, the black and white damask is my fave and will always be a classic in my eyes. I can't wait to see how your room turns out!

Connie K said...

The chair is so lovely ! and everything else is just so pretty.

Stephanie said...

I love black and white as well. You may like the message board that I posted tonight.
Have a great night,
Stephanie

Sunny Tuesday said...

Be still, my heart! I love what you've got going on here and can't wait to see the before and after pics!

mishebe said...

Oh i love all of it. Great inspirations... mishelle

Liz said...

Fabulous photos and ideas. I love just about anything that's black and white. =) ~Liz

Restyled Home said...

I love the inspiration photos you have chosen. You can never go wrong with black and white!

Looking forward to seeing your living room once you've worked your magic!
Cheers,
Linda

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I do love the look of black and white--especially when some toile is thrown in. Great pics! :-)

Cottage on the Hill said...

B&W is a favorite of mine. I am trying to incorporate it into my craft room. I especially like the little side table slipcover in the inspiration pics. Thanks for sharing.

Red Door Home said...

Black and white will always be classic - in decorating and in fashion! The is a beautiful simplicity in any room when you use only two colors.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Thank you everyone! It is coming together slowly and I know it won't be totally done until almost Christmas {I will share pics before then though!}. Last night I was futzing with the drapes ~ again. I think I got them the way I like them now. I just keep looking at these pictures to keep me inspired!

Averill said...

Love that wonky, Alice in Wonderland-esque curio. So fun!

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