from Dorothy to Donatella…

September 24, 2010 § Leave a comment


I‘ve recently have come across a new fascination with the color black..

When paired with white, the high contrast between the two lends a look to be both edgy and elegant:

As seen on 1st Dibs, designer Nicky Haslam, stands in front of  a pair of Dorothy Draper black & white inspired doors. Synonymous with decorating during the early 1900s, Draper’s neo-baroque style is still inspiring classical bold and beautiful design a century later.

Donatella Versace shows that the black and white color combination is equally classic as it is edgy. I really love the idea of white molding on black walls- not a move for the timid but the effect is absolutely stunning!

This hallway-with it’s museum worthy gallery, shows how bold contrast can work in the most contemporary of designs. Designed by Ann Getty, the stark stark white paint paired with the bold lustrous checker-board floors makes this a combination that is undeniably modern…
Found on Apartment Therapy, I love this picture because it shows how black and white can still work in a more rustic setting. Despite the bold contrast, the look is refined and traditional.

I am definitely going to try some of these looks as soon as I get the chance; Hope this inspired some of you too!

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