Ways to Incorporate Black Into Your Space
Recently as I was doing my nightly scroll through Pinterest, I noticed that I was consistently pinning any photo that featured black, dramatic accents. This was so strange for me! I love light, white, bright, anything that looks open and clean. I realized, after looking back through the photos I had just pinned, that I was being drawn to the drama. Having black accents gives you space a focal point. It gives your space some "umph" (one of my favorite words when I am at a loss for the perfect term). I wanted to share with you all what I found!
I work for a home builder who operates within the production realm. This means that customization's are limited. I think people sometimes have a hard time understanding what that entails. Basically we like for a buyer to choose their floor plan and we have options set up for potential changes to a floor plan - this is where the process is what you would consider the most "strict." However, each buyer gets to select all of their finishes (interior & exterior), light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, hardware, etc.
Production building is limited but not as limited as some may think. Kitchens sell homes, right? Well this is the area of the home where I think we can have the most fun in the production building world. There are some very easy things you can do to spice up the heart of your home.
I’ve been a full time designer for just two years now so I am definitely still finding my style and learning what my likes and dislikes are. When I first started working in the field, I listened to what those around me said “never mix your metals.” Basically if you use stainless in one room, you must use it throughout that space and/ or throughout the whole house; if you use bronze, you must do the same everywhere else. I stood by this rule for my first year or so until recently. I started to realize that I actually love the look of mixed metals! I will say that my style is very eclectic so far. I seem to like aspects of all different types of designs so I think this is why I love the mixed metal look so much. I don’t like to be locked into just one color, texture, or theme.
Last year at a Sherwin Williams CEU, the speaker tag lined the phrase “gold is old and red is dead” when speaking on current color trends. Although his phrase is true to some extent (yellow/ gold wall colors, etc.), there are certainly major exceptions to this "rule". When the speaker said this, it is likely that he was picturing the image below in his head. Do not misunderstand me as saying that this space is not good design. However, it is a very traditional space that is only appealing to a very specific client.
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