Today we bring you guest blogger Cece Fourchy. The recent college grad spends her days assisting customers at Little Rock’s Yves Delorme, and her nights blogging her little heart out (check out her blog, Mississippi Maven). With our Color issue in mind, she eagerly pulled together a few of her favorite looks, not in overtly bright shades but in graphic black and white.
Having just moved in to my first house post-college, I wanted to make sure the decorating was more grown-up and sophisticated (although the fact that the outside is painted purple initially threw me off). I toyed with a lot of different ideas and inspiration, but eventually I turned to a color scheme that is both classic and contemporary: black and white. I scoured the web and all my old magazines to come up with different ideas, and here are a few of my favorites:
I have always loved this photo of Jenna Lyons’s bath tubÂ (in the middle of her bedroom no less!)Â from an old issue of Domino. I think the floors and all the light play down the intensity of her black walls.
This Parisian apartment is the perfect blend of classic and contemporary styles. I love the juxtaposition of all the more modern, black furniture, and the gorgeous white walls. (from French by Design)
This may be my favorite picture. While the black and white elements are the focus, the lamps, frame, and flowers are the perfect additions. (ELLE decor)
Eddie Ross, you’ve done it again! Lonny Magazine showcased his awesome farm house a few months ago. This shelf adds so much to his bathroom but still looks really clean. I love it!
Of course, since I am making the transition from student to young professional, I’m a bit limited in choices for redecoration! But these accessories will definitely give me my fix without breaking the bank.
Fabric: Rubie Green, Silhouette: Etsy, Chest: Wisteria, “C” pillow: Jonathan Adler, Mansard Rug: Jonathan Adler, Crown Pillow: Shopfurbish.com.
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