[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]
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South Africa has one of the strongest textile and furniture design scenes in the world. Home to innovative design that includes strong doses of color and pattern, it’s always a thrill to see the latest trends coming out of cities like Johannesburg. 100% Design South Africa features furnishings and accessories that break the mold, featuring the best in contemporary design from a uniquely African perspective.
We have fallen for the latest collection from Australian textile brand, Mokum. Inspired by African weaving and craftsmanship, the new collection features bold patterns in a soothing, neutral color palette. As much as we love the textiles, we also can’t get enough of their gorgeous styling. From the baskets to the juju hats, these photos are sure to inspire your next home decor project.
Bright hues and bold patterns. That’s what you can spot at LA’s, Barrington Blue. The shop, that we discovered on Instagram last month, offers some beautiful vintage textiles from around the globe, and gives them new life as pillows and seating. Their benches and stools are a great way to integrate some color and pattern into a space. And we’d love to place armfuls of their vintage kilim pillows on our bed at home. And even though this family owned-business resides in LA, they ship all over the US. We already have our eye on a few stools that would be right at home here in Brooklyn.
As you step into this home, set on the Spanish and French border, it is the Jimi Hendrix painting that lets you know that you’re entering a very cool and unique space. This Spanish farmhouse blends modern and rustic style seamlessly, in some of the most unexpected ways. The home’s bones are a mix of wood and stone, but inside, large, expansive glass windows, neon signs, jewel tone kilims and colorful furnishings are all used to add a 21st Century vibe to an old-school home. And while we love every room in this magnificent space, we come back to the living room and Jimi – the arbiter of cool, eclectic style.
Source: The New York Times
With such a chill in the air here in New York, it’s nice to think of ways to get warm and cozy. Beyond adding extra layers, at these times when so many of us are spending time indoors, why not warm up your interior with a sophisticated tea party? This Moroccan-inspired tea ceremony should provide the perfect inspiration. Tea tables, poufs, and throw pillows all in neutral shades, are accompanied by metal trays filled with Moroccan glassware and a stunning teapot. Even if you don’t have all of the accoutrements, we invite you to set up your very own tea ceremony to warm up inside.
Source: Visit Eye Swoon for more images from this beautiful tea ceremony and the perfect tea recipe for a cold day.
Swedish interiors are often a study in neutrals. The staple of white walls and off-white furnishings are often noted in Swedish design. However, those neutrals can also be used to define the feel of a space. In this family home, white, brown and gray have been used to create a space with a pretty cool masculine vibe.
In strong neutrals, elements like the cowrie shell chandelier and black and white Kuba pillow are used to add texture and warmth to the space.
Hard edges add to the masculine style of this interior. A graphic black and white piece of art in a gold frame is all that’s needed to brighten up the kitchen.
Large stone vases can be spotted throughout this neutral home. The giant pieces add a natural quality.
Source: KK Living
The home of Louise Bell, owner of the trendy Australian store, Table Tonic, is a sight to behold. The modern interior is punctuated with beautiful finds from Morocco and the Cameroon. Moroccan poufs, Berber Rugs, and Cameroonian juju hats are some of our favorite elements in this mid-century bungalow.
Source: Inside Out