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Fancy Desk Chairs

I’m in the market for a new desk chair. Preferably a swivel chair. But I want it to be beautiful as well as comfortable. So far, my research has consisted of trying every chair I see in all my usual favorite places to shop. But I need to be frugal about this purchase if I want to stay within budget. So far, these are the fancy desk chairs I’ve found on Amazon.com - my go-to when I’m not sure exactly what I want and need to see options of all kinds.

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Black Kitchen Cabinets
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Unexpected, modern, and a sophisticated look, black cabinets emphasize clean lines, sleek hardware, and beautiful wood grain. The dark color also adds a hefty dose of contrast to prevent a neutral space from looking plain and washed out.

TIP: If you're hesitant to take the plunge into all-black cabinets, start with a dose of black on an island or a select bank of cabinets.

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Steel & Glass Doors
Photo by @metro_steel_windows on Instagram

Photo by @metro_steel_windows on Instagram

I’m always on the lookout for ideas and inspiration for the future remodel. All of our current interior doors are painted black and lacquered. And I love them. But, we’ve been talking about doors with glass and maybe even metal doors with glass. Then I came across this image on Instagram (@metro_steel_windows): a wall of steel windows and steel doors designed and installed to perfection.

And now, the possibilities are endless.

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Sleep Now

I could fall asleep forever in this bedroom.

Black is not a very common color in interior decors, especially when it comes to wall colors. But, even so, black can be very beautiful and a bold accent color. There are many ways you can use black in your decor and still have an airy and bright bedroom.

For one, you can paint the ceiling white to create balance. Black is strong and dramatic so use elements that add warmth like plants, wood pieces and gold finishes.

Black is my happy color, so I’m definitely painting my bedroom walls black. It’s happening.

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More Than Just a Bar Cart
Photo by @melandthemonsters via Instagram

Photo by @melandthemonsters via Instagram

You might think bar carts are just for storing wine bottles and mixer sets, but they’re actually quite versatile. They can serve so many other purposes around the house.

You can use a bar cart as an accessory cart to showcase your stuff. Anything from coffee table books, candles to special trinkets. Use it as a nightstand in the bedroom or to store your makeup, and in the living room as a side table. And, hello, we missed the most obvious one, a coffee bar cart!

I’ve found a few bar carts I have my eye on. Here are some of my favorites.

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Open Shelves

Open shelves above the cooking space is a great way to keep the most-used items within reach. If you love art, open shelving is the perfect place to display your favorite art pieces and still make the most of storage in your kitchen. While simple white dishes seem to be the most popular look on open shelving, warm wooden dishware against a dark wall adds warmth to a space that is anything but basic.

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A Touch Of Gold

Looking to update the lighting around the house. And although I usually lean towards black and dark colors, when it comes to lighting, I like doing something with some sparkle. Take a look at my current wish list below.

Boho in Black
Photo via Pinterest.com

Photo via Pinterest.com

The process of starting a bedroom revamp is always a bit daunting. The trick is to first understand what kind of feel or theme you want. Once you choose a style, like Bohemian, the decorative elements will just fall into place.

I’ve always loved Bohemian style bedrooms. But I also love black. So, of course my Bohemian bedroom would feature a layered look that incorporates different patterns, textures, and lots of black. 

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Splish Splash
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Have you ever seen anything so luxurious? This tub is amazing. The velvety matte surface makes quite the architectural statement. I may be a bath kind of person after all.

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Black House
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I am in love with black homes!

Dark colors add drama and depth. It makes a strong visual statement and it sends a message that you’re not afraid to be noticed.

Plus, black facades will recede and focus attention on green foliage, making plantings appear more lush.

Black is the new neutral, it contrasts well with many other materials and textures. Black does it all!

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Black & White
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Make a statement in your living room by adding bold, black walls for a dramatic effect. This look can really change up the look of your space. Black is timeless and blends well with other colors. Be bold and paint all the walls in your room black or try an accent wall to make your interior really stand out. A moody space can be cozy and inviting and fits into any decor scheme, from modern to Scandinavian and everything in-between.

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Eternally Fashionable
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Black is versatile and eternally fashionable.

Black makes any room feel more modern. It's a little easier to take this bold leap in the bedroom, but the living room requires a degree of commitment. In this particular living room the designer embraces black everywhere from seating to lamp shades.

While the beautiful rug in the designer space is beautiful, it might not be in everyone’s price range. Luckily I found a great alternative on Amazon.

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Make A Statement
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Some may think that black evokes an ominous architectural mood, but it is actually a great color to use on the exterior of your home. Black is an excellent way to make even a simple facade into a big statement.

Black Walls & Wood Grain
Photo by @amycawson on Instagram

Photo by @amycawson on Instagram

I love the combination of black walls with wood furniture pieces. The tone of the wood adds warmth to the decor and helps create balance. I also love the way green plants just pop right off the black. It's a winning combination in my book.

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Brass & Black
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Brass, black and white bestow a timeless, unimpeachable class. Recent trends have placed brass back in style, and images of interiors with this color scheme are popping up all over Pinterest. And I am in love.

TIPS:

  • Emphasize texture and pattern

  • Mix finishes if not metals

  • Keep it simple and clean

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Getting Tropical
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These palm frond printed sheets bring tropical coolness to this black bedroom, making it feel like a Gothic oasis and I love it so much. 

The green and black is strong and modern. These colors just look good together. The rich greens in the bedding feels fresh against the black making the different shades of green all look crisp and eye catching. Note how the shades of green is sharply contrasted by the black geometric pattern on the floor.

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Warm & Cozy
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The bedroom is the heart of the house. It is the place where you live and spend a major part of your day. For a moody monochrome moment, look no further than this bold black-on-black bedroom for inspiration. It’s everytng you want in the bedroom: it’s warm, cozy and inviting. Your own personal little cave where all your troubles can melt away and your only goal is to relax and recharge.

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Mini Minimalism

Contemporary and compact, these chic accent lamps mix matte and glossy finishes for a totally on-trend look. The curved two-tone base pairs a matte black finish with a glossy gold finish for a contemporary take on a classic shape. It’s the perfect size for beside your bed, in a child’s room, or to give your office a glam touch. Click on image to SHOP NOW

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Lines Of Gold
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It’s official: I have a thing for black and white tile floors.

And these are amazing! I had not considered the possibilities for grout colors. I have to look into metallic grout. It’s the perfect compliment for black and white tiles. Much more research is needed…stay tuned.

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