Thursday, February 25, 2010

A classic in black + white

While I always love discovering something new, sometimes there's nothing like coming back to an old favourite. These bedroom was one of the very first things I added to my inspiration file, and I have to say I love it just as much now as I did then. Romantic, dramatic, clean and simple all at once. With feminine details like the crystal chandelier and slinky draped curtains the room has a sultry, sophisticated edge. It's balanced out with stronger, masculine details - the striking black closets, heavy clean lined chairs and basic bedding and nightstands.





I was excited to see the rest of the home carries through the same black and white theme - with artistic flourishes throughout. I love the casually leaned artwork in the kitchen there's no reason why art shouldn't be throughout the home - in kitchens, and through unique pieces like the striking chandelier that are functional pieces of art themselves.


{Photos: Rose Uniack via Remodelista}


DesignMeSilly said...

All I can say is wow! What a brilliant chandelier! I love the drapes and how the fall past the floor

Caroline said...

The room is very stunning! Your description of it is spot on: a mix of feminine and masculine touches make it really balanced. And that chandelier is to die for!

Caroline of Red Glasses

escapade said...

DesignMeSilly - the soft drapes and chandelier were my favourite part.

Caroline - thank you for the compliment! I think the balance makes for a more calm space.

Sarah Klassen said...

I love the image with the table and chair. Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration, as always, this image is going into the "love love love" file :)

Hope you're week has been splendid so far, Sharalee*


Carol {Everyday Delights} said...


Inspiration in Italy said...

That first photo is just stunning. Actually they are all gorgeous! Love your blog!

I hope you have a great weekend! :)

cynthia - said...

I still love those nuetrals and b&w's of the '90s and this just proves, it doesn't go out of style.Good choice. Just found you and so glad I did!

kate funk said...

Love the chandeliers!!!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

the first bedroom is just SO dreamy! I adore chandeliers!
have a lovely weekend!

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

Mmmm loving the color palette AND the lovely chandi!

Thomas said...

I really love this post.

It's very interesting to see how liberating it feels to stick to black and white. You'd think it'd be restrictive, but it's actually simultaneously calming and inspiring.


escapade said...

Cynthia - so true, with black and white classics and timeless pieces (like the beautiful, beautiful chandelier!) you can look back on it at any time and it will still be as beautiful as the first time you saw it.

Thomas - very clever observation. So many people see it as limited or dull but you're so right, black + white really is so liberating + inspiring.

Hope you're enjoying a lovely, restful weekend!


Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

I love this collection--the mighty chandelier in the first pic, the flowing curtains in the third, the wall frame...classy!


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