Wednesday, September 23, 2009

And Black Blacks

Before Ann posted yesterday's gorgeous all-white post, I had started working on this all-black collage. I figured it was fitting to follow up with this one today. A bit late, yes, but better late than never!

I saw this photo by Colin Simmons and just loved the simplicity. The flash reflecting on these balloons makes them look super glossy and, for some reason, extremely desirable. Don't you just want to reach out and grab 'em?

I love the idea of collecting black pieces to get an eclectic mix of items that are all vastly different but still complementary! Whether matte or high gloss, patterned or plain, textured or smooth, modern or vintage- you can't go wrong when you leverage a classic neutral.

Clockwise from top left: 
7" Do-it-yourself black Munny from Kid Robot ($25)
5" Black mosaic votive holder from H@ME (£8.85)
Pure black votive candle from 100 Candles ($1.39)
Viva black gloss wallpaper by Barbara Hulanicki from Burke Décor ($60/double roll)
Custom-built all-black bicycle from Urban Outfitters Bike Shop ($399)
Fiora black storage jars with glass lids from Heal's (£25-28)
Maura Daniel Chloe double sconce in black from Lollipop Decor ($159)
Eames House Bird, solid steel from Hive ($210)
Licorice bites candy available at various retailers (try American Spice, $3.89/lb)
19th century French antique Baroque sofa at Jayson Home & Garden
Butterfly contemporary wall clock in black lacquer from amode

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