Designer's Trick: A Bit Of Black In Every Room

Designer's Trick: A Bit Of Black In Every Room

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Abby Stone
Feb 11, 2009

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Black grounds, adds drama and is a foil for other colors
There's an old adage among interior designers that every room needs a hit of black to finish it up...

If your own home feels like it needs a finishing touch, trying adding a bit of black. In our home, black finds its expression in:


  • the baseboard molding as well as a black line painted close to the ceiling (a sort of trompe l'oeil molding in the dining room
  • a black chalkboard wall in the kitchen
  • a credenza to hold our television and books in the living room
  • the chest of drawers that holds our clothes in the bedroom

Where can you find a place for a bit of black in your own home?

[image: pinolb, from the Apartment Therapy LA Group Pool]

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