BEDROOM

DESIGN CHAT :: BLACK & WHITE BEDROOMS

I have this love, for black and white design. Well, really black and white anything. As I'm sitting here typing this I look down and I am dressed in black and white graphic pants and a black top. The drapery in our studio is black with a classic black and white tape. 

Drapery and sunshine in LG Design studio

I particularly love black and white in bedroom settings. In the spring of last  year, we completed a fun contemporary project in the greater Sarasota area. The master bedroom featured a nice crisp black and white design with touches of gray and adorned with metal elements. 

Photography by: Native House Photography for Lisa Gilmore Design

Photography by: Native House Photography for Lisa Gilmore Design

Photography by: Native House Photography for Lisa Gilmore Design

Isn't the bold black and white pattern on the drapery just delicious? I love how striking it is, I think it pairs so nicely with the black and white lacquered furniture. 

Photography by: Native House Photography for Lisa Gilmore Design

Maybe such a contemporary setting is your style? Here are some textile pairings that might tickle your design fancy a little more:

What are your thoughts on black and white spaces? Are you ready to lack color in your interior? 

lisa

Inspiration :: Mirrors

Mirror, mirror on the wall… Wait. Scratch that. Fairy tales have been largely underusing mirrors if the wall is the only place they’re placing them.

This reflective piece of glass is not just a utilitarian device. When used in the right way, it can take a room from “eh” to “wow," it can transform spaces, and add a touch of glam to a set up that desperately needed it.

When used as an accent on cupboard or armoire doors, mirrors create light and depth in a room.

Photo Credit:  Houzz

Photo Credit: Houzz

Photo Credit:  Leo Designs Chicago

Photo Credit: Leo Designs Chicago

As backsplash in an unexpected place like the bathroom or kitchen, mirrors add a modern factor to them, whether they have an antique look to them like this project we did a while back or these shiny other options we found when looking around for inspiration.

Photo Credit:  Lisa Gilmore Design

Photo Credit: Lisa Gilmore Design

Photo Credit:  Her Umbrella

Photo Credit: Her Umbrella

Photo Credit;  Tidbits and Twine

Photo Credit; Tidbits and Twine

Photo Credit:  Decor Pad

Photo Credit: Decor Pad

Using them as shelves brings a deco charm to a space.

Photo Credit:  Horchow  and  Refinery 29

Photo Credit: Horchow and Refinery 29

And can anyone really resist a sophisticated piece of mirrored furniture?

Photo Credit:  Bennetts & Madison

Photo Credit: Bennetts & Madison

Photo Credit:  Architectural Digest

Photo Credit: Architectural Digest

In defense of fairytales, though, we have to admit, an amazing, over the top, statement making, focal point of the room mirror on the wall has to be the most beautiful of all.