[vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_slide” interval=”0″ images=”4792,4793,4794,4790,4791″ img_size=”full” onclick=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Black and white spaces are some of the most dramatic in the world of home decor. The contrast between the two shades draws the eye toward every detail as the opposing tones work their magic. Pattern, texture and structure all vie for attention in a black and white space. A black and white backdrop literally makes everything else around it pop. At Weylandts, South Africa’s leading furniture and decor store, black and white decor is something they have mastered. In a clean, South African aesthetic, Berber rugs are upholstered neatly over seating, traditional kuba prints are woven into outdoor seating, hand-carved stools take on new and unique shapes, and all in contrasting shades of black and white with just a little bit of chocolate brown thrown in for fun. The aesthetic is much like a Seydou Keïta photograph – black, white, with a mix of eclectic patterns and a showcase of very soulful style. We explored the Weylandts catalog to find our favorite images that show off just how great contrast can look in home decor, especially as the backdrop to culturally-infused furnishings. From black and white Berber rugs, to handwoven baskets and oversized black and white photography, Weylandts is our favorite place to explore the cool contrast between black and white decor.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
Back in the 60s and 70s these hanging rattan chairs were all the rage. Last weekend Bryan and I headed over to the Continental Mid-Town and swung in a pair during dinner. What a fun experience! So, now that we’re obsessed with these adult-sized swings, we’ve been scouring the internet for the perfect rattan chair to bring home. Today, a chair like this can be found at Serena & Lily or you can discover vintage ones on Ebay.
Yellow has been an important shade in interior decor ever since 2009, when mimosa was named the color of the year. It’s staying power remains five years later. While we may not be painting our walls yellow or bringing canary-hued sofas home anymore, there are smaller yellow pieces that are adding a nice, sunny pop to interiors. Enter the little, yellow side chair. It is making appearances in living rooms, offices and intimate reading nooks. It’s the perfect blast of color to enliven any room.
Yesterday, I was reading through my issue of Porter Magazine and landed upon one of their trends for Spring/Summer 2014 – the color blue. According to Porter, American’s overwhelming love the shade this season, and even in interiors the shade is popping up everywhere. From cobalt, to electric, to navy, I’m feeling these sophisticated shades of blue in the home. Fast becoming a new neutral, on the walls and on furnishings, blue hues are making a statement. The color is super luxe when paired with metallics like brass and gold, and fresh and beachy in bright white spaces. Here are a few of my favorite rooms where shades of blue are making a big impact.
Check out our Color Crush: Blue Pinterest board for more moody blue inspiration.
Have you noticed the low bookshelf trend? It’s been popping up everywhere, from design mags to editorial shoots online. I kind of love it. Lower shelving allows for a more curated look where books, art and other tchotchkes can live as one to form a unique display. The trend is especially cool for loft spaces where high ceilings and low shelves allow for a gallery-like display on the walls. I say, get low and leave your walls open for great art and decorative accents.
The combination of wood and metallic accents is one of my favorites right now. Metallic accents add that sense of high drama to a space in the form of chandeliers, industrial accents, and details on furniture. And raw, organic wood adds a cool rustic touch that can bring even the most luxurious space back down to earth. The end result is a combination that’s beautifully suited for today’s modern home where luxe and a casual aesthetic can easily go hand-in-hand.
See more of my favorite wood and metallic accessories for the home on Houzz.
There is no better way to brighten up your home during the winter months than to make a change to your furnishings and accessories. Keep your eye out for pieces that will help you bring bold and beautiful hues home. Sofas are a wonderful way to add a colorful splash. Whether in a stark white interior, or a dark moody room, these jewel tone sofas are sure to make a bright impression.
Check out all twenty of my favorite colorful sofas on Houzz.
Yoruba chairs hail from Nigeria, and were traditionally used by the kings and queens of the Yoruba tribe.