black walls are gaining in popularity. While white walls can make a room feel lighter and brighter, black walls make a room more interesting and intimate — and really make furniture and accessories pop. Here are 10 examples from this year's house tours of black walls done right. TOP ROW: 1. Dark glamor in Lauren & Kevin's Urban Jungle Oasis. 2. Dramatic dining from Annie & Pierson's Bright and Cheerful Home. 3. In the living room of Holly's Fashionably Rustic Home in DC. 4. A black mantel in Craig's Tiki Hut. 5. Black bookcases from Lisa & Piero's English Inspired Loz Feliz Home. BOTTOM ROW: 6. Also from Lisa and Piero's home, a lovely, intimate study. 7. Black on black in Daniel's Eclectic Industrial Loft. 8. A black bedroom from the home of Lighting Designer Marjorie Skouras. 9. Jadeite and white dinnerware shine on the black walls of Veronica & Keith's Handmade Chic. 10. And of course, the ubiquitous chalkboard paint, from Clytie & Claudia's Storied Pieces.
Welcome to Apartment Therapy's Best of 2012 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.