Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Black & Gold: At Home

I have been completely enamored with the combination of black and gold for quite a while (see here). While it's a palette that could easily veer toward gaudy, especially when used in interiors, it also can be classic and traditional, a bit rock n' roll, whimsical or even just simply done.

L: Nate Berkus. R: Peter Pennoyer Architects.

Mikkel Vang

Although I'd love to see a room with these colors as the predominant scheme, there are plenty of ways to incorporate this combination into your home on a smaller scale.

Left & Right- Horchow.


L: Modern Dose. R: Painted Porch Antiques.


L: VintageModernDesign. R: Haviland.


L: f2images. R: Leah Duncan.

The Love Shop

Anthropologie-- clockwise from top left: Here, here, here, and here.

If this palette strikes your fancy too, know there is more black and gold ahead!


La Maison Fou said...

Nice pics Courtney;
I like the wall behind that bed, it looks like a good place to curl up and disappear into! At lest for a short time.
And those anthropology birds.... nice!

jenna ♥ a little blue said...

agreed! love the wall ~ and the deed box :)

Bri said...

Oh, awesome! We're trying to buy a house and I'm already plotting painting the dining room blackboard color and using lots of gold frames and vintage chandeliers.

studioJudith said...

My, my ... .
I've got black on the brain this week.

Actually trying to think of the best approach for asking my painter / husband to paint the big wall in the living room black.

Will let you know how it goes.
These images are great inspiration!


Piper Jacquelyn said...

The black and gold you came up with is fabulous! I agree that it can be tough - but it's so classy and classic. Great choices!

Anonymous said...

love the black and gold. I can't wait to see what else you have to share. The Anthro plates are GREAT!

walrus studio said...

I've done black and gold in my house too. I like it with pink and black and white. You've found some really fantastic pics. That trunk looking nighstand is so unusual.

Unknown said...

Fabulous! I love that staircase especially!

Have a wonderful weekend Courtney!

xo Mary Jo

Unknown said...

I love this post! I am pretty sure the first pic is from a hotel in Paris, but I don't remember the name. I remember the image from when I was researching hotels for our trip in 2006.

I think I am in love with that library! I'd love to spend my whole day there!

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your LIfe said...

Such a gorgeous collection of black and gold... I love that dragonfly image and the knobs!

Courtney said...

So... I could make a comment about every photo you've included here but I'll limit it to one:

That headboard mural is to-die-for. I'm in love with it.

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Black and gold is so chic and elegant.

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