Saturday, November 2, 2013

Back in Black

Looking around it seems to me that black is the new black. For such a long time white was the new black, red was the new black, vampires were the new black. For about a minute orange was the new black. I am so glad black has escaped from where-ever they were keeping it, even though there is one more challenger. At some point black is going to have to arm wrestle zombies for dominance. Because zombies are the new black.

This week on Houzz there was a feature on black rooms. Oh goodness, they look so awesome!
I've seen black kitchens out there and I love them. I even looked around my house for a wall that could be painted black but it's not gonna happen. North side of a mountain, you know. I cherish my 15 minutes of natural light when it comes through the livingroom windows. I scramble to get some photos done, running around carrying little tables. Everything has to face the same way, toward the windows. Well, unless I want that mysterious, shadowed look. So if you ever wondered why I always seem to have furniture facing to the right, now you know.

If I were to paint walls black I'm sure we would turn into Incredible Mole People. So I'll paint small stuff. The other day I amused myself by painting a frame black.  I antiqued the mirror and spray mounted a crossword puzzle to the back. It's been a while since I played with mirrors, so it was time.

There isn't a lot of black in our house. I've always felt black is a contemporary color although the rooms pictured above are more traditional. Regardless, around here black = Mole People, so it isn't going to happen. Even small black decorative accessories are scarce around here so when I decided to take some fun pictures I had to scramble to find fun props before the light went away.

Grouping old, black stuff together.....Addams Family? Or a good idea? Maybe as long as one doesn't get carried away and use, say, black candles.....

But when it comes right down to it, the color that makes me giddy when I spy it at a yard sale is green. Old, 1920's green. Be still my heart. Maybe a green wall? Maybe green will be the new black.

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  1. You might not have perfect light, but that typewriter vignette is wonderful.

    I have wonderful light in every room except our bedroom. Originally there was one window and the French doors on another wall. When we added a studio onto the house, the French doors became the entrance to the studio. The studio has 3 skylights, huge windows and huge French doors, but they steal much of the light from our bedroom.

  2. I covet your props! Fabulous on the black paint!!! sigh.....

  3. Made me LOL. Love your humor Daena.

  4. I laughed. then I became your follower. BTW, think I'll paint something black!

  5. You are hilarious. Love it. I really enjoyed this inspirational post. I would love it if you would share this post at our What’s It Wednesday linky party? Hope to see you there!


  6. I love your black vignette!

    I'd be pushing you out of the way at estate sales to get to my favorite green gems! It's the color that makes my heart go pitter pat, too. Visiting from MMM.