0 In How It Looks

I’ll take mine black

library at 1333 bloor street toronto

Your design mission, should you choose to accept it, is to study these pictures and spot the common thread that’s trending in decor.

If you get it right, reward yourself with a cocktail. Relax – it’s pretty easy.

Above, a Tomas Pearce-designed monochromatic penthouse has the tonal depth and subtle complexity of a classic black and white movie. Photo credit: Brad Quan Q Studios

black mesh bowl
An inexpensive, pleasingly-shaped black mesh bowl from Bouclair


Another Tomas Pearce-designed space, using Brizo’s new Litze line of faucets. Very nice, certainly. But did you also notice the deep-seated, no-sheen tub and black aluminum window frames and seats? Thought you would.


Black as night Eternal Marquina, marbled with creamy white, is one of several designs in a new line of quart surfaces from Silestone that’s inspired by exotic natural stones.


So handsome, right? From Lightmaker Studio, a custom shop in the Distillery District. (Although I’d switch out the bulbs – I don’t much like ones that stick out.)


Geometric Gold pattern from Ermanno, a new collection from Ann Sacks.


A midnight-black background behind the riotous greenery on Timorous Beasties Topical Tropical wallpaper, available through New Wall makes it just a little bit sinister — in a good way.


KitchenAid’s famous stand mixer in matte black.


Little black bowls from Indigo for soup, cereals and desserts, or culinary mise en place.

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