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Desired and Inspired :: Little Black Houses (for you and me)

Desired and Inspired :: Little Black Houses (for you and me)

Little Black Houses - Image: Carlton Edwards

Little Black Houses - Image: Carlton Edwards

Little Black Houses - MarikaMcMeel

Little Black Houses - MarikaMcMeel

I have a relatively new obsession. I am just mad about dark colored houses. Whether deep charcoal grey or black, these unfussy homes are about as sophisticated as they get. They offer an understated elegance, a subdued glamour and blend into their settings seamlessly, whether coastal, urban or suburban. In fact, they almost seem to enhance the landscape that surrounds them. The color suits both large and small, modern and traditional. Dark colors add drama and depth and beckon you to take them seriously,  a message that you’re not afraid to be noticed. Not everyone can pull off a black home. I find them to be handsome and bold, do you?

Little Black Houses - AD Décoration

Little Black Houses - AD Décoration

Little Black Houses - Image via Remodelista

Little Black Houses - Image via Remodelista

Little Black House - Image via The New York Times

Little Black House - Image via The New York Times

Little Black Houses - Image via Houzz

Little Black Houses - Image via Houzz

Little Black Houses - Image via Posh Home

Little Black Houses - Image via Posh Home

Little Black Houses - Original Source Unknown 

Little Black Houses - Original Source Unknown 

Little Black Houses - Image via Chic et Deco

Little Black Houses - Image via Chic et Deco

Little Black Houses - Original Image Source Unknown 

Little Black Houses - Original Image Source Unknown 

Little Black Houses - Image via Style Juicer

Little Black Houses - Image via Style Juicer

I think I have a particular fondness for those houses with white trim. I think the white accentuates the black even more, making it seem all that much more dramatic. Yet there's the classic side to it as well - black and white will forever be classic colors, and there is a part of me that does embrace the traditional, even if the architecture might not be.

Desired and Inspired :: 15 Reasons Why White is Always Right

Desired and Inspired :: 15 Reasons Why White is Always Right

Beauty Bars: 5 Game-Changing Products for the Frequent Flyer

Beauty Bars: 5 Game-Changing Products for the Frequent Flyer