Friday, December 17, 2010

COLOR WATCH: BLACK & WHITE DONE RIGHT IN A 1904 ISLAND COTTAGE!

Living room in a cottage with black and white striped rug, white sofa, armchair and ottoman with black and white striped accent pillows and a black coffee table

I like this little renovated 1904 fisherman's cottage on Shelter Island. Very cute to me! The decor here is bold but it only involves two colors...black and white...I think it works and is done very right.

Am loving the kitchen with the floor to ceiling chalkboard wall the most! What a great idea!

Alternative view of a living room in a cottage with black and white striped rug, white sofa, armchair and ottoman with black and white striped accent pillows, a black coffee table and a fake window

Black and white dining room in a cottage with a light wood floor, table with black legs and a marble top, black chairs with white and black graphic print seats, a dark wood bench, black chandelier, white cabinet and french doors

Black and white kitchen with floating shelves, white cabinets and drawers, black counter tops, an island with white legs and a black top surrounded by black stools and a floor to ceiling chalkboard

Happy happy happy Friday!

xo
Coco

P.S. Trying to pull together another giveaway for next week!

Photos: Schappacher White Ltd.

20 comments:

  1. OMG, I'm in love with this cottage! Our house is black, white, and then a color in each room, some red, blue, yellow, but I love the purity of just black and white. I have learned to stay away from black wood furniture though, the dusting is tremendous.

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  2. I love all of your black and white rooms that you feature...that's my style - simple yet clean and artsy. Salud

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  3. absolutely black & white done right! so sophisticated, and the patterns are just the right scale and are used in just enough moderation....

    www.adesignerandacontractor.blogspot.com

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  4. Absolutely adore this charming cottage. They managed to make it feel cozy yet modern and chic at the same time. Shelter Island is a deceptively stylish place - a low key little island that is home to a very chic crowd.

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  5. Pretty, but I would have liked to have seen the windows framed in black paint as well to really "frame" the beautiful greenery views outside! Love this site...thanks for sharing...DGL in Toronto...wishes she were in LA.

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  6. Love everything but the art; I think something with driftwood or vintage oars or boating flags would have been better.

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  7. Love the chalkboard wall paper in the kitchen. Draw something fun, wipe it off, and start again.

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  8. Perfect example of a comfortable, yet sleek & sophisticated interior.

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  9. I love the black accents. I was never a fan of black but I'm seeing it everywhere lately and it's winning me over. I used to think it would be too dramatic but it looks cool and clean.

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  10. Love the chararcter and charm of this cottage, and the black and white decor is perfection!!

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  11. I absolutely adore a black and white themed room. It seems so simple, yet classic...possibly my new livingroom/dining room combo inspiration! Great post CoCo!

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  12. The kitchen is the best!! How much fun would it be to be able to doodle on the wall? Very cute. :-)

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  13. I agree with Jo- the kitchen is THE BEST. I always have to have a black board in my kitchens.
    Maybe it's a nostalgia thing, as I was such a good student in school?! (not)
    I love the idea of doing a whole wall in black board paint- I've been toying with the idea for ages- 2011 might just be the year!
    Happy Holidays!
    S.P.

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  14. It's probably a little too much black and white for one home, in my taste...but love each room individually.

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  15. What an impactful, yet well-edited, home decor! I especially love the chalkboard wall in the kitchen! Such a fabulous idea to tie in the black -and-white color scheme!

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  16. The whole remodel is great! The chalkboard wall is great. If they get tired of the black and white they can easily change the pillows and rug.

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  17. wow this is gorgeous, thanks for sharing!

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  18. Thanks for this post reviewing they ways one could successfully use black and white in the interior designs. I think the chosen pieces of furniture helps to achieve the intended look in these rooms.

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  19. This fisherman's cottage on Shelter Island, NY is for sale!
    http://www.corcoran.com/property/listing.aspx?Region=LI&ListingID=40847

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