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The elegance of black window frames and white walls

Recently, I have been experimenting a lot with with the use of black and dark greys on walls. The results are a topic of an entire blog, but what I have learnt is that it can be a very difficult look to live with and pull off, especially if a room doesn’t have a lot of natural light. If you are interested in moving away from the safe (aka boring) white-on-white look  and shaking things up then try painting your window frames dark.

Crisp white walls with contrasting black window frames can make an otherwise monochromic room look stunning. I am particularly enamoured with the contemporary edge of black industrial metal frames. It is a technique I am going to use for an office refurbishment project on which I am currently working.

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The offices of fashion label Becksöndergaard, via The Style Files

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vía Caribbean Living

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The home of fashion designers Keld Mikkelsen and Marianne Brandi, via A Thouch of Luxe

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The Maison Rika guesthouse in Amsterdam, via We Heart

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Villa Amelie, St Barts via Saint Barts Villas

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The marvellous Abigail Ahern

Recently I discovered that one of my favourite interior designers is Abigail Ahern. Why only recently? Well, I have been admiring her work long before I knew the identity of the designer.

Abigail’s eclectic style combines eras, textures and colours in a playful casual way. Many themes I have blogged about over the past months are part of her signature style such as combing antique tables with modern chairs, stark bold colours in otherwise monotone rooms, industrial windows, gorgeous alternatives to industrial lampshades and velvet sofas.

These pictures makes me feel quite dissatisfied with my own house. I think it’s time to shake things up a bit.

Abigail’s blog is also really worth following. In the meantime, I am going to have a cup of tea and dream about that huge chandelier in the first picture, which I initially thought was paper, but no it is made of porcelain each piece rolled in muslin for texture.

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Abigail Ahern’s A Girl’s Guide to Decorating via Cup Cake Junky

 

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Abigail Ahern’s A Girl’s Guide to Decorating via Cup Cake Junky

 

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Abigail Ahern’s A Girl’s Guide to Decorating via Cup Cake Junky 

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