BLACK AND WHITE A TIMELESS COMBINATION IN INTERIOR DESIGN

Black and white takes center stage every time when it comes to timeless interior design color combinations. It matches with anything, it stands out on its own, it always packs a punch, and it never goes out of style. In this blog I will show you how I transformed a space that started as a white blank canvas, and finished as a bold, chic, timeless interior.

LIVING ROOM BEFORE

My client purchased this condo site unseen. He lives out of state and wanted to have everything completed before he arrived with his family. The design idea behind this project was to create an interior that was bold with a monochromatic color palette. I wanted to create a statement on the long 30’ wall that ran across the entire long narrow condo.

LIVING ROOM AFTER

I found a wallpaper by Yorkwall that was perfect for our design theme. Black, white, and silver patterned wallpaper that created a striking visual impact right from the front door, all the way down the 30’ wall.

BEFORE

The client wanted this space to be chic but comfortable. A little New York edge in Miami Beach. Here you can see the space was a blank canvas, no window shades, no wall color, builder grade light fixture, and no character.

AFTER

My inspiration for the design of this condo came from the wallpaper. I pulled the gray and silver tones from the bold accent wall and created a soft monochromatic color palette for the rest of the space. The sectional by Cityfurniture is a soft plush down filled sofa perfect for lounging, cuddling, and tv watching. The silver leaf art gives a touch of elegance and sparkle.

AFTER

I always say the light fixtures are the jewelry of the space. Choose lighting that will add a touch of sparkle and elegance. The right light fixture elevates the design to another level. Lighting by Farreys.

BEFORE

The dining room was simple and small. I needed to be careful with overall flow and space as there was transition spaces coming from the master bedroom, the living room, and the kitchen.

AFTER

Using a round glass dining table kept the space open and allowed for good flow from the transition spaces. The artwork had a touch of sparkle that really glittered under the beautiful chandelier lighting. Table and chairs by Bernhardt.

AFTER

Interior Design is all about balance. If you go bold on one side, tone it down on the other side. The gray fabric chairs were the perfect balance because they did not compete with the dominating wallpaper pattern.

BEFORE

The master bathroom was also an area the client wanted to give a little designer touch. We did not want to get into construction or remodeling , we just wanted to add a little texture.

AFTER

I added a simple gray textured wallpaper by Yorkwall to add an elegant soft texture to the wall and accent the marble tile. A simple change that made a big difference.

ENTRY

In the entry, I used a beautiful gray wood and chrome console table with a faceted mirror above. The wallpaper again takes center stage in this space. Interior Design by Lisa Aportela Asenjo.

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