Monday, October 4, 2010

Interiors: Glossy Black

B recently made a desk for himself out of salvaged materials and painted the legs a chic, glossy black.  We haven't used glossy black in our home other than aforementioned desk legs but I'm really liking the strong statement it can make in a space, especially when paired with white walls, wood floors, and minty green.  Glossy black has always seemed a little too serious for my tastes but it certainly doesn't have to be.  The glamour of glossy black is kind of growing on me. How about you? 

via 1) the style files 2) a room & a view (source unknown) 3) heidi lerkenfeldt 4) michael graydon

17 comments:

MEG MITCHELL said...

I just painted glossy black on my front door for a pop with some shine. I really like it as well and have never used it previously. Fun to try new things.

Stephanie said...

LOVE it! The vanity and cabinet in my bathroom were hideous when I bought the place, but I sanded them down and painted them glossy black. They look perfect in my bathroom, which now has white walls with glossy black trim. :-)

Gina said...

I am on the fence. It looks fantastic in the pics you chose, but I don't think it would work in my house. Post a picture of the desk!

monika@lifemadesimple said...

That staircase is amazing!!

christina said...

I love that staircase!
I've always felt that glossy black is too glamourous for me & my lifestyle. But a pop here and there might be just enough to feel fancy without being pretentious.

It's been AGES since I've left you a comment, but I've loved reading about your wedding. I hope you're doing well! xoxo

Elise said...

That staircase is ridiculously amazing! I've always dreamed of a spiral staircase... so lovely and charming. Thanks for sharing these pretty details!

Kristin said...

It has been way too long since I visited your blog! That staircase is nothing short of spectacular!

Bromeliad said...

That staircase would scare me to death, but boy does it look cool.

just a girl said...

I love that bed! I think hints of glossy black are just perfect, though I don't actually have any in my apartment.

pearls said...

that bedroom is dreamy love it....

drollgirl said...

i love it! the strength, the contrast...it is just fab!!!!

Miles Of Style said...

i've been semi obsessed with spiral staircases of late too! great images here.

just discovered your blog via Flairful. its LOVELY! pls drop by mine too when you have some time. perhaps we can follow each other =)

xo, Persis.
http://onestylemile.blogspot.com/

Miles Of Style said...

i've been semi obsessed with spiral staircases of late too! great images here.

just discovered your blog via Flairful. its LOVELY! pls drop by mine too when you have some time. perhaps we can follow each other =)

xo, Persis.
http://onestylemile.blogspot.com/

wren said...

wow! how instantly Bold, Gothic, and Glamorous it makes a room

Julie said...

What amazing use of black. It really makes those other amazing colors pop. Some really great interiors found here!

chelsea lee aka spicklebee said...

that first vignette is simply amazing. pretty sure I'd wind up with a wild case of vertigo...but its gorgeous from below!

Marsi @ The Cottage Cheese said...

I absolutely love gloss black trim. Although I've never used the color in my own home, we painted my sister-in-law and brother-in-law's office (in their 1920's craftsman cottage) a rich, bright apple green with black trim and doors. It's such a fabulous room!

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