So, here in New England, March came in like a lion and stayed like a bitch. We’ve had a relatively mild winter (so I suppose I shouldn’t complain) but this month, we’ve experienced three major back to back storms in two weeks which resulted in massive power outages across the region. I was without power for about 24 hours – I got off easy! Friends were out 3-4 days TWICE! We all keep reminding ourselves that it could be worse, but we miss our creature comforts.
As I was contemplating my March #COTM Color of the Month picks, you’d have thought I’d be looking at warm colors. As a matter of fact, I’ve been busy these last couple of weeks designing warm and colorful sunrooms, screen porches and sun porches for local clients in Hingham and Duxbury – even though no one is sitting outdoors at the moment! But, perversely, I was drawn to the starkness of the Black and White color combination – which is both classic and modern and, in some cases, feels like spring to me. Walk with me on this …
First up – a pair of tall townhouses and a study in contrasts:
While I am a generally lazy person and the thought of schlepping up and down all those stairs all the time, these tall thin homes are so romantic and cozy looking, aren’t they?
Black and White can be bold!
And black and white can be soft and romantic. I love this bathroom by my friends and design colleagues Sally Wilson and John Kelsey of Wilson Kelsey Design. I almost used this Designer’s Guild wallpaper in my New Hampshire Farmhouse project that I did. I ended up with a different paper, but every time I see this, I have second thoughts!
Another romantic bathroom and much pinned image from Studio McGee.
So, this post came in like a lion and I’m sending it out like a lamb with this beautiful black and white porch featured in New England Home Magazine.
#COTM Black and White Boutique