Saturday, November 27, 2010

color palette: black and white

I AM ALL OVER THIS!  Black and white is quite possibly one of my all-time favorite color combinations.  It is simple, clean, and so timeless.  When I think modern, I think white, and nothing goes better with white than black!  One thing that I love to use as a main inspiration is contrast, and NOTHING is more of a contrast then black and white.  Check out some of these spaces:
I love the very subtle pop of green used in this room above.. and I am dying over all of the Lucite!
When using a color palette as simple as black and white, you want to make sure to add lots of interest in other ways, such as texture.  This room above uses a wonderful shag carpet to break up the flatness of all the white.  I also love the super-low coffee tables.
Stripes are a perfect way to add dimension to a room that is decorated solely in black and white.
I love the pink details in this bathroom.

tis the SEASON

French CollectionI know that anyone who cooks will appreciate these fabulous spices, herbs, and seasoning rubs from Dean and Deluca.  I just love the tins that they come in; they are great for spices.  Do you know anyone who thinks spices and herbs last for ten years?  Well, they don't!  Actually, spices and dried herbs should be replaced once a year, because they loose their potency.  Spices should be stored in air-tight containers and out of direct light.  I love this set, shown above. The French collection contains every spice and seasoning you need in order to cook the perfect French dish.
DEAN & DELUCA Salt Essentials Collection