GALLERY: Decorating with Black

The LBD…most women have one..the ‘little black dress’…it is a staple in a basic wardrobe. Black is such a ‘go to colour’ or ‘non-colour’ in our daily lives, yet we shy away from it when we decorate and design our homes. I asked myself why? I think it’s mainly because people are afraid of sucking the light out of a room, however, if used properly, Black can create stunning, dramatic and cozy interiors.

Black requires the use of details with broad strokes, it requires quality lighting and a variety of textures to appear welcoming as opposed to feeling somber and sad. Like any other colour, black has undertones, some warmer, some cooler. My favourite would be one with a cooler bluish undertone, looks as great with Carrerra marble as it does with all shades of wood.

Using black in small doses such as painting your interior doors is a good start, creating a feature wall with built-ins in black is a gorgeous addition to a family room or you can take it all the way and build a black house…black never goes out of style. Here are some fabulous uses of Black in Design:

Dramatic Exterior

This contemporary home is dramatic, somewhat foreboding and definitely eclectic. The clean and simple lines are what make it all work.

Photo Source: Giulietti Schouten Architects

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Evelyn Eshun

Evelyn Eshun has been providing creative Interior Design solutions for her Residential Clients in the Toronto area for over a decade. Principal Designer at Evelyn Eshun Interior Design, Evelyn has participated in various Television programs over the years in addition to her Design business. With a passion for design and travel, Evelyn has translated her extensive and various experiences into a design philosophy which puts the Client’s needs and functional needs first. Always striving for a unique and personalized solution for each Client, Evelyn prides herself on creating interiors which will stand the test of time. Whether transforming an old and tired property into a vibrant home or simply finishing a home with the decorating touches which make a house a home, the goal is always to collaborate with Homeowner, Trades and Suppliers to finish the project successfully.

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Evelyn Eshun has been providing creative Interior Design solutions for her Residential Clients in the Toronto area for over a decade. Principal Designer at Evelyn Eshun Interior Design, Evelyn has participated in various Television programs over the years in addition to her Design business. With a passion for design and travel, Evelyn has translated her extensive and various experiences into a design philosophy which puts the Client’s needs and functional needs first. Always striving for a unique and personalized solution for each Client, Evelyn prides herself on creating interiors which will stand the test of time. Whether transforming an old and tired property into a vibrant home or simply finishing a home with the decorating touches which make a house a home, the goal is always to collaborate with Homeowner, Trades and Suppliers to finish the project successfully.

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