How do I drink my coffee? BLACK. What color is my car? BLACK. What color do I wear everyday? BLACK. What color was my previous office? BLACK. I don't know what it is, but for as long as I can remember, I've been obsessed with the color black. I love it's sophistication. I love how mysterious it is. I love how forgiving it is. And of course - I LOVE THE DRAMA it brings to both fashion or interiors. I think over the years the only thing that has changed for my love of black is the intensity of the obsession... which right now I can feel it coming on strong again...

And here's a great black wall option for the non-committal type:

Create a soft wall of black with window panels...

"Black is dramatic and daring. It has that forbidden quality, which is irresistible. I think of sexy black negligees and fast black cars. A room painted black is a place where you can tell secrets. A semigloss finish gives it an edge, like patent leather, and makes everything pop. You have to be very confident to use black, and that kind of confidence is very attractive." —Nancy Boszhardt


1. Be brave - Be bold
Try a black painted door.

2. Pair black with white for a great graphic look.

3. Warm up black with wood.

4. Layer textures & finishes.

5. Pop it with a color for a hot look.

When wearing black, it could be as simple as wearing a ribbed knit top, with a woven bottom, leather boots, patent handbag and a crystal statement necklace. In a room black could be wood floors, shag rug, semigloss walls, suede sofa, textured pillows, leather bench, velvet chairs, a painted furniture piece, and a crystal chandelier. I believe the trick to wearing black or using black within a space is to layer the textures and finishes.

What do you think?
I've alway's loved Felix the (black) cat =)

I think it's Friday and it's time to
enJOY a wonderful weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. *** Hi, Lynda!

    I think I've stayed here soooo lonnng this morning that you may start CHARGING ME RENT!!!

    WONNNNNDERFUL POST!!! Thanks, girlfriend... loved it all!!!

    Linda in AZ *

  2. LOL ~ You are too funny and FABULOUS Linda!! Thanks - Glad you enjoyed the post xo

    :D Lynda

  3. I'm starting to like the look of black as well. I recently saw a gold lamp with a black shade and love it (over on Mr. Goodwill Hunting). I would have never purchased a black lamp shade but now I want one. :)

  4. I too am obsessed with black. I painted my daughter's bedroom, my laundry room, our powder room, the rotunda all black several years ago. I LO

  5. Sorry I'm on my iphone and accidentally hit post to soon. I meant to type I LOVE incorporating black in my house. Great pics. and
    and tips. I'm painting the inside of my front door black next.

  6. I totally agree with you! LOVE black ~


  7. I've always loved black too! Especially for my bedroom. I always go back to black!

  8. I just discovered your lovely blog. I look forward to popping by again for some inspiration! I'm just new into blogging this year & have put together a daily blog on design, fashion, food, travel and anything pretty.
    I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.



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