Oct 21, 2013

paint it black

i just finished painting the ceiling of my teeny tiny vestibule black and installed my new spotlight.
i love that the light is more directional--it gives the dramatic feel i was hoping for.


i am a little weirded out my the pink streaks from the bulb---i am trying to figure out if i can buy another  style of this bulb (an M16) to avoid them? feel free to chime in if you know more about these type of bulbs than i do!

as you may well know, i am a fan of black.
in fact, just over 6 years ago, i painted the walls of my study black. (benjamin moore onyx. my all-time favorite black) it was my favorite room in this house.
you can see the before + after of this space here.

i also painted my kitchen cabinets and interior doors black.
(you can see before/after pictures of the kitchen here)

here are a few of my other favorite spaces with black...
i ADORE this bedroom designed by one of my favorite fellow design bloggers, dayka robinson:

i want this bedroom in MY house!



here are a few other beautiful spaces with black walls...
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are you getting tired of seeing black walls? how about black doors?
or do you feel they are classic enough to last through the recent trends?

12 comments:

  1. I am a HUGE black wall and door fan! Never gets old for me. Something about the bold contrast gets me giddy.

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  2. Go paint it black! I'm not really fond of black doors and walls, but you made me realize that it's a great sight! With the light-colored furniture, you've made its classic look so fascinating. I'll pin your photos and use them as an inspiration for my next home remodeling. Thanks for sharing! :)

    Katie Nicoll @ ClarkAdams.com

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  3. looks great, autumn. i'm trying to convince my husband we need a black bathroom. we'll see.

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    1. oh. you NEED s black bathroom. you might just need to paint it when he is away. and then he can't say anything....except "i LOVE our new black bathroom honey!"
      :)

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  4. Well OBVIOUSLY, you know I'm a fan of black walls. :)
    http://mydesigndump.blogspot.com/2011/08/columbus-monthly-homes-cover.html

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  5. I love black too. I painted all my interior doors and that change made me love my house so much more. Your ceiling looks so great in black, and ooooh I love your study in your previous house so very much!!!!!!

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  6. I love black and it's timeless. Some of my doors are getting painted black. My last home, if we stayed in it long enough, was getting black walls in our bedroom. I think that black walls and doors are trending but they are not trends. There is definitely a difference.

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    1. i totally agree===sometimes it can get a little annoying that so many "timeless" things that i love (striped walls, black doors, houndstooth, antlers) are ultra trendy, but it is nice to see those things embraced by the mainstream!

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  7. Look for an LED lightbulb for your spotlight. They don't have that reflective coating on the back and won't give off that pink backlight :)

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    1. thank you!! i will give that a try.
      :)

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  8. I love black! It is the easiest way to add drama to a space. There may be a black ceiling in my future!

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