Guest Post! { Stark Contrasts: Light & Dark }

February 15, 2012 at 5:41 pm (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Here is the awesome guest post from Joanna at Arcadian Lighting!! 🙂

Hi y’all! I’m Joanna, a home décor writer from Texas. I write daily for Arcadian Lighting guest posting on blogs such as this one. Arcadian Lighting offers lots of information on light fixtures and lighting trends. I spend my days searching for and discovering some of the most beautiful interior design images and décor ideas on the web and then sharing them with blog readers like you. Thank you to Make Mine Eclectic who’s gracious enough to let me share with you today.

When you think of contrast in terms of light and dark do black and white immediately come to mind? Apparently it does for me since the majority of rooms I’m sharing with you today are variations of light and dark, black and white. I love seeing images of these rooms, I just don’t know if I could live with it every day. What about you?

Light and Dark

The dark wood flooring might be too much in this room were it not balanced with medium shade furnishings and white walls. The clear acrylic table is a nice touch allowing light to filter and brighten the floor.

Light and Dark

Ink black walls contrast heavily with pristine white floors, furnishings and fireplace surround. A small touch of black on the twisted chair legs and modern black table legs offers some balance to the space.

Light and Dark

Boastful black lacquer walls are not for the decorating faint at heart, so try a small bit of black before going all the way. Interestingly the designer kept the molding around the door and around the floor white. I love the bright little wall sconces.

Light and Dark

Purple at the stair rail and red on the steps contrast nicely with oyster walls and concrete floors.

Light and Dark

Lately, I keep running into black and white claw foot tubs—I’ve haven’t found one I didn’t like. The contrast between white porcelain inside a black surround is bold and beautiful. I was going to suggest more lighting fixtures for this large space, but I do believe those are clever wall sconces flanking the mirror.

Light and Dark

A black egg chair and striped sofa pop against a fuchsia rug, a pendant light, and white walls. Contrast can also be found between the modern furnishings and traditional architecture of the room.

Light and Dark

This room offers an eclectic mix of light and dark, old and new, part shabby chic and part men’s club.

Light and Dark

A built in china cabinet gets a boost of personality from a simple addition of black paint in its interior. The black chair makes a nice silhouette against the pristine white paint. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 56 | 7 | 8

What do you think of these contrasting rooms? Visit Arcadian Lighting for more inspirations and a gorgeous selection of lighting fixtures!

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Beautiful Inspiration

June 23, 2011 at 8:41 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Desire to Inspire recently featured the works of Claire Larritt-Evans, the ultra talented designer behind Fenton & Fenton.  I found every single image inspiring! This was my favorite:



Oh, and did you notice the antler chandelier, again? 

Go check out the rest of the awesome photos here:

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Bit Of Chair Love

April 15, 2009 at 9:58 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I happened upon this super cute chair on the blog Purple Area.  It would make an adorable desk or side chair.  I just love the black color and the curved back. 


I even like the purple wall here.  This would be adorable in a little girl’s room… or even a grown up girl’s room!

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