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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Black + White is Always Right

image {There are few things I love as much as a white house with black shutters.}
I don’t think I will ever tire of black and white. There isn’t anything more basic or beautiful to me than a well-done composition of black and white whether it is in fashion or decor. As much as I love to embrace color, sometimes it just feels good to get back to basics and nowhere does this ring more true than in beautiful architecture. I dream of one day owning a beautiful white brick house with black shutters. Timeless, elegant, and classic, black and white is always right!
image {A Charming Entrance by Arentz Landscape Architects}
Snip20130722_35 {Aerin Lauder’s Home in The Hamptons | Photo by Stacey Bewkes of Quintessence}
{An Elegant London Townhouse}
Snip20130722_39 {Jan Showers’ Gorgeous Dallas Home}
Snip20130722_41 {A Classic Black and White Home via Southern Living}
Snip20130722_33 {Chic Black and White Awnings and Stripes at Katie Scott’s Old House}
image {Black and White Poolside}
Snip20130722_37{Poolside at Tory Burch’s Home}
{I never thought I’d describe a garage as chic, but the proof is in the pudding!}
{Images via Pinterest}


Unknown said...

Tory Burch - wow. Love the detail.
xo kristen genevieve

Capella Kincheloe said...

I love black & white - but I find true black and white a little boring. It is when black and white is set off by the beautiful greenery or a camel colored chair that really makes it sing.

Unknown said...

Love the black and white! So chic!


Maryanne@ The Garden said...

Black and White for me will always be the ultimate classic.

Unknown said...

My favorite has got to be the London townhouse. What an entrance! Seriously gorgeous images. I agree, black + white= timeless perfection. Thanks for the inspiration.

The Office Stylist said...

I love a good black & white decor. Its so clean and fresh, plus you can always use fun accents to change up the house (my favorite being lavender!) The front door to Aerin Lauder's Home in The Hamptons is my favorite!! Love the detailing!!

--Sayeh, The Office Stylist

Melanie Duncan said...

This entire post is perfection. :)

Melissa B. Tubbs said...

You are absolutely right, timeless, elegant and classic! I love the white tulips that Arentz landscape Architects used to echo the them against the black door and white house and dark "black" ivy. Also love the simplicity of the London townhouse. Elegant!

Melissa B. Tubbs said...

You are so right, timeless, elegant and classic, always right! I love the white tulips Arentz Landscape Architects used to continue the black and white them of the home. Also love the London townhouse, elegant.

Unknown said...

I completely agree. I am so glad our new home has such a beautiful white and black exterior.

Liz Carroll Interiors said...

I'll take them all!!

quintessence said...

Thanks for sharing my shot of Aerin Lauder's beautiful Hamptons home!