Friday, May 4, 2012

Black is the new black

I love colour. I work with it every day, and choosing a favourite is like asking me to choose a favourite child. But equally, I'm drawn to the simplicity and calm of a simple black and white scheme. It's the perfect neutral backdrop to whatever colour takes your fancy, yet it can stand on its own. This place is one from the archives, but remains a firm favourite of mine.

 Don't you love the gate in the hedge? Hints at a secret garden beyond...

Straight to the new house folder with this one - how gorgeous is it? 

If only my studio looked this good....and this tidy

 Black framed shower screen?

Are you fans of black and white too, or is it bright colour all the way? I think I have a split decorating personality to be honest...

I have a big day ahead, with a year 12 formal on tonight. The preparation began weeks ago, and after a major hiccup in the outfit department (all sorted now, thank goodness), I've hit the ground running. Such an exciting part of the final year of school, but honestly, it's almost as big as a wedding nowdays. Wish me luck!

all images courtesy Schappacherwhite Architects


  1. I was thinking the same thing when looking at those images, I'm attracted to black and white, but when it comes to the crunch for my own homes colour always wins.
    good luck for the formal,

    Sar x

  2. Enjoying your blog and pinterest from NewZealand. Jane :)

  3. What a gorgeous home! I always like seeing black and white rooms, as they are so striking. The cedar siding on this house is beautiful, as well.

    I love how easy it is to add colour to a black and white room, such as by adding a few yellow pieces (or almost any other colour).

  4. These are some truly stunning photos, black is definitely the new black!

  5. Kerri am so excited to have just purchased one of your Beautiful Butterfly prints from the fabulous Lily G...such a lovely addition to my home. Have a Lovely weekend xx

  6. MMM LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog and Im now following..I hope you will follow me also:)

    If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
    Have a great week.

    LOVE Maria at

  7. I'm like you Kerri. I always say I need a second home to decorate - love black and white with its chic and classic feel and oh, the shingled charming!!

  8. I love that staircase and the kitchen table.. I have a growing love for the black accents and I have always been a white girl.....

  9. you know me darl, massive fan of black!! love that bathroom.

    hope the formal was a huge hit! and your bank account survived! : )


  10. i have a split personality too! i love white so much but i love.... color!
    this b/w combo is fantastic... have a wonderful weekend... xx

  11. Beautiful! Loving the gorgeous guest house. Have a lovely start of the week, Kellie xx

  12. I've always been a fan of black and's my 'winter look" with green tossed in.
    Your blog is so pretty!

  13. Beautiful outdoor, especially near the pool.



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