While my love of all black interiors certainly is not Halloween related, I’m happy to take another excuse to celebrate all things noir. The dramatic loft in New York featured today showcases sultry black highlights everywhere you turn and I’m loving it. I feel pretty confident you’re going to love it too, but take a scroll and let me know what you think!
This loft is a study in how to incorporate unique, unusual and eye-catching pieces to define your style. While the bones of this apartment offer that urban, downtown feel, the mix of masculine and feminine, industrial and vintage, high design and found objects helps the loft defy cliched design troupes. But one of it’s defining elements is the various uses of black. What would have been a simple, white box (albeit really lovely hardwood floors) has been transformed through ingenious uses of the hue. Everything from dramatic black accent walls, to black pieces of furniture, dramatic black accessories and even black sprinkler pipes give the space depth and dimension.
It helps that the owners of this picture perfect space are the founders of NES Creative, a marketing studio known for representing design stars including Apparatus, Workstead and Egg Collective. They regularly use their space both for creative salons and as a living showroom for their clients newest work. Must be nice. I’d like to casually display a few Workstead sconces in my house.
While not all of us have access to hand-painted chairs by Alex White, there are some easy design ideas incorporated into this apartment that you can replicate – no matter what your budget might be.
I love how this space layers different tones of black. From wool carpets and leather sofas to steel side tables and vintage portraits, this home features a myriad of yummy textures. This keeps the use of black from feeling monotone or overwhelming.
It’s also an interesting idea to paint two walls black and then leave two walls as well as the ceiling white. Two black walls connecting at the space’s far corner draws you in as you enter the loft, while the white wall beautifully bounces the natural light from the loft’s two large windows.
While there are certainly design treasures costing thousands of dollars in this home, the white sofa is also from CB2. Never forget you can mix high and low as long as you pick pieces with timeless style and classic lines.
While I’m going to continue to save for my dream Workstead sconce, there are plenty of really compelling black pieces out there that are crazy affordable. I’ve taken the liberty to pick a few of my favorites that you can shop below. Don’t worry, these will still look incredibly cool long after Halloween season is over.
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