Michael Wurm, Jr.

For the Love of Color: Black

Today I’m mashing up both of my Style Spotters series; For the Love of Color meets From My Home to Yours! Last week on my blog, I created a stylish fall mantel. I challenged myself to create something that was spooky and fitting for Halloween while still stylish and chic. It was also important that my festive spooky decor matched the rest of my space as well. Thus was born this Halloween mantel.

When I’m styling a space, one of the things that I always think of first is the color scheme.  I think that is why color is such a big part of what I do. For this particular vignette, black was an important element. Paired with just a few of the right accessories, black is a perfect color to create a haunted look. I also love that black is a neutral color. While a lot of these items take on a spooky look when grouped together, alone they can be really dynamic pieces for your everyday decor.

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 Above are a few of my favorite black furnishings and accessories perfect for the season or anytime of the year.

Happy Haunting!

Michael Wurm, Jr – Inspired by Charm

Nicole Balch

Get the Look: Black Accents in the Kitchen

TREND: Black accents in the kitchen

The architecture alone in the kitchen above is gorgeous, with its vaulted ceiling and wooden beams. The kitchen cabinets and marble backsplash are beautiful as well. Beyond the shell though, the room stands out with its use of black accents. The trend of painting either the lower cabinet or kitchen island is such a good one — I hope it sticks around for a good long while!

Get the look with the items below.

  1. Barley Twist Stool, Mecox Gardens
  2. Belmont Kitchen Island, Crate & Barrel
  3. Stoneware Berry Basket, Sur la Table
  4. Emma Cake Stand, Pottery Barn
  5. Swivel Faucet, Overstock
  6. Drum Pendant, Lamps Plus
  7. Olin Striped Rug, Crate & Barrel


– Nicole Balch, Making it Lovely

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