Lately I've been drawn to the use of black lines to create bones in a space. Amidst free flowing white they act as a skeleton, highlighting and creating structure in a room.
This has long been one of my favorite spaces. I love everything about it, from the color scheme to the green plants and little swing arm lamp on the right. But what makes it drop dead gorgeous in my mind is the drapery. With black leading edges the room instantly has depth, texture, and a sense of strong structure.
This gorgeous bed works to achieve the same aim. With white all around, the beautiful shape and curve of the posts jolt out of space like a graceful flower and create visual interests.
We don't often see black crown molding but this bedroom shows how powerful its impact can be. Mirroring the horizontal lines in the bedding, foot and headboard, desk, and doorway, it ties everything together in a pretty little package and in the form of this gorgeous room.
Taken to an extreme, black and white striped wallpaper adds presence. Usually the goal is to create the illusion of infinite space in a room, but instead, the aim here is clearly to create a cozy, enveloping effect, which I love!
P.S. If you're into color and black and white isn't you thing, then pop over to Emily's blog, where I'm guest blogging with a little color inspiration. And let me warn you....it's bright!