An Ode to Black and White

Once upon a time, in a land far away…..

This may be surprising, given my obvious obsession with colour, but many years ago I lived in a tiny two bedroom flat that was decorated entirely in black and white. It was über stylish, and a long way from my current decorating style.

Even to this day I still have an abiding love of black and white, and I find myself drawn to artworks and decor that are these colours. (Or non-colours for the purists out there).

There is not one room in my home that doesn’t include something black and white:

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In the bedroom

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The library

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The dining room

In the kitchen I am lucky enough to have bench tops and cupboards that I really like, in my favourite black and white (well, off white technically). I probably would have chosen something less built-in and matching if I had been doing the kitchen myself, but I like the style chosen by the former owners nonetheless!

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Artworks all over the house include monochrome photography, etchings, charcoal drawings and others:

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Even in the toilet I have lots of black and white!

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And black frames in the bathroom are complemented by the wrought iron candlesticks .

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I adore the use of newsprint for decorating.

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And my love of animal prints includes zebra!

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I find that a touch of black and white tempers the insane colour in my home, just a little bit!

About Aixie

Artist Crafter Interiors Addict Crazy Cat Lady
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