Happy Weekend!

November 8, 2008

Time for the weeeeekend! I hope that you have a wonderful few days, make sure to do something fun and I’ll meet you back here on Monday with more deals from decor8 sponsors and then, on Tuesday, our non-sponsor discounts will run between Tuesday-Friday from several really good shops (trust me). In the meantime, please sit back and enjoy these beautiful black and white bedrooms, just lovely in their perfection I think, all found on the pages of LivingEtc magazine.

See you on Monday friends!

BTW – Anyone else loving black and white lately?

(images from livingetc magazine)


  • Reply Kristan November 8, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Who DOESN’T love black & white?!

    These are lovely spaces. I’m especially enamored of the third. Thanks for sharing!

    Kristans last blog post: Foto Friday: The OTHER child

  • Reply MsUnreliable November 8, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Lovely pics! I’m loving black and white at the moment too, my bedroom is currently undergoing a black/white revamp, with a bit of bright orange in there for a bit of interest.

  • Reply Just Jane November 8, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Great rooms, I love the first bedroom. I always come back to black and white but love when there’s a pop of another color added in as well, like a great yellow or kelly green or even just a vase of hot pink flowers, livens up the space and adds another dimension I think.

    Just Jane

    Just Janes last blog post: A fashionable life

  • Reply Ann November 8, 2008 at 10:14 am

    OMG, just discovered your blog…sheer heaven. Like I needed another blog addiction…thanks! :)

    Anns last blog post: The Man

  • Reply sam November 8, 2008 at 10:25 am

    I love the pendent lamp in the last picture! Do they tell you where it came from?

  • Reply Desiree Fawn November 8, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Sigh, I’m pretty much always loving black & white (especially toile & damask).

    Desiree Fawns last blog post: they make up for it in comfort.

  • Reply sue November 8, 2008 at 10:39 am

    love white & anything! thanks for this post…i’ve been searching for some great white rooms to include on my blog solsticehome.blogspot.com
    i happily found some!
    thank you

    sues last blog post: Vintage Oil and Vinegar Gemco Snowflake Design White and Blue

  • Reply amanda November 8, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Obsessed with Black and White right now! I am hesitating to re-do my bedroom in though, for fear that I will get over it by the time the room is done! It’s such a clean, elegant color scheme but also has great potential for graphic contrast!

    amandas last blog post: The Dog Days

  • Reply Darling Dexter November 8, 2008 at 11:31 am

    I feel like I’ve seen black/white popping up all over the place…and I don’t mind :)

    Darling Dexters last blog post: DrikaB

  • Reply trina November 8, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    i have been really into monochromatic and tone on tone rooms, especially shades of white/cream/linen/mushroom… just clean and warm and cozy all at the same time. i loooove that rug and lampshade in that last picture! have a lovely weekend!

    trinas last blog post: Uh, oh…

  • Reply trina November 8, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    OH, and greys i have been a bit obsessed with lately too. :)

    trinas last blog post: Uh, oh…

  • Reply eva November 8, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Hi Holly,
    I just loved the carpet under the bedside table.
    Do we know where is it from?

  • Reply flaxandspindle November 8, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    The way you have the black and white in the photos is calm and soothing and sometimes unexpected for black and white. I have just recently fallen in love with gray!

  • Reply Kristy November 8, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Yes,… I am totally drawn to b/w this season! That drum shade in the last pix is amazing.

    Kristys last blog post: Old Navy?.

  • Reply punky November 8, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    My whole house is black and white…I may be addicted!

    punkys last blog post: Cowl

  • Reply trish November 8, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    gorgeous inspiration pics! hope you are having a good weekend too!

    trishs last blog post: good riddance.

  • Reply Yoli November 8, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Holly, I am so glad you posted these. I have a tiny bedroom and I am thinking of going black and white. These are great inspiration. I need more as these rooms are larger but it is a great start. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

    Yolis last blog post: Blog Swinging

  • Reply Frida/Husmusen November 8, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    Wonderful inspiration. Hope you have a wonderful weekend too. I love Living Etc. They have great stylists and photographers and I loooove the different issues each and every one of them. In Sweden we can also buy Living Etc. for a “special price” (39 SEK) each month at a store called Pressbyr?n – which makes Living Etc. cheaper than the Swedish magazines – even though is from UK.

    Frida/Husmusens last blog post: Mina favoritsk?lar

  • Reply Jaime November 8, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    I love Black and White. My room is basically all BW right now with pops of Red Yellow and other Bright colors! I love it. I can combine things into my room without having to think about it too much.

    Thanks for the photos! I really love the giant doily rug in the last pic. I was looking on the LivingEtc site but I could find these pics. Do you happen to know the rug is from???

    Jaimes last blog post: Just Vote

  • Reply Summer November 8, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Ooh, I love that rug…it’s like a huge doily! Where is that from? :)

    Speaking of such…I would LOVE to see some inexpensive rugs that are rad…know of any?

    Yes, white and black are sooo lovely!

    Summers last blog post: lapidaria margaretae

  • Reply Trina McNeilly November 8, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    This is funny… I am going a little crazy with black and white it seems. Just picked up the b&w striped rugs from IKEA along with other b&w cushions….can’t stop!

  • Reply Natalie Jane November 8, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Loving B&W always.

  • Reply Mee a Bee / Jacqui November 9, 2008 at 7:23 am

    I agree with flaxandspindle, grey is gorgeous. I love the wintery calm of the last picture. I’m with Eva, I wonder where that giant doily rug is from.
    They are all lovely pictures, thanks!

    Mee a Bee / Jacquis last blog post: Deck the halls – green & red theme in my store

  • Reply decor8 November 9, 2008 at 9:05 am

    the gorgeous rug is from http://www.victoriacarpets.com/ everyone. it’s great, don’t you think?

    some of you mentioned loving it because it looks like a doily. In that case, try these rugs too:



    Have fun!


  • Reply Ali Schaffer November 9, 2008 at 11:51 am

    These black and white rooms are lovely. I love black and white especially with little pops of color such as the red lamp shade and the yellow accent pillow. Black and white is so fresh and clean in appearance and I especially love the black headboard in the second photo. Nice find…:)

    Ali Schaffers last blog post: New Jersey Flea Market Route 70

  • Reply Suse RevoluzZza November 9, 2008 at 11:52 am

    I always love the B/W-combination.
    The bed is great – it looks a bit like the yellow IKEA-bed which I really like – only the fact that it’s yellow is something I don’t like about it. So bying it in yellow and painting it white— seems to be a good idea.

    Suse RevoluzZzas last blog post: RevoluzZza goes Nationalgalerie

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente November 9, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Gorgeous…..these are lovely and I am now officially loving black and white!
    Thanks! :) Hope you had a lovely weekend!

  • Reply A Fanciful Twist November 9, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Beautiful!! Oh I love black and white bedrooms. My bedroom at my little tiny house in the country has been black and white since day one… I painted the concrete charcoal grey and the walls stark white. With all bedding and such in black and or white (whitewashed antique mantle headboard, etc.). I find it quite soothing, and difficult palette to walk away from…

    Beautiful rooms!! I have that same four poster bed, but in sage at the city house… I am tempted to paint it white, I actually had been thinking about it, but am now more inpsired to do so…

    And that low hung lamp in the last photo is wonderful!! Lovely sharing as usual Miss Holly!! Thank you!

    A Fanciful Twists last blog post: Autumn weather rolls in, bringing baking & postcards…

  • Reply michelle November 10, 2008 at 1:33 am

    me me me…..I am so into black and white at the moment !!!

    michelles last blog post: Real Estate Stalking….again….

  • Reply Diane November 10, 2008 at 2:55 am

    I second what Kristy said. That drum shade light in the last pic is amazing. Where is it from?

    Dianes last blog post: Current Etsy jewelry favorites

  • Reply eva November 10, 2008 at 5:23 am

    I don’t manage to estimate the doily rug in the victoria carpets. If you found it please mention the exact place.

  • Reply juliette c. November 10, 2008 at 7:25 am

    Waiting for you come back!!!

  • Reply decor8 November 10, 2008 at 8:04 am

    Eva – You may want to contact Victoria Carpets directly and show them the image in this post so they can assist you. Thanks!

  • Reply Ronda November 10, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Black & white has always been my favorite! Right now my bedroom is black & white with orange accents. I’m also planning to redo my art studio soon. I’m on the fence and can’t decide what pop of color I want to add to it though. I’m leaning towards lime green.

    Rondas last blog post: Holiday Forms

  • Reply the designer insider November 10, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Love the black and white. A look that seems to never go out of style. If you love white then you will love the new designs of Moth Design. An LA based company that hand makes lighting from nature. Check out their coral sconces in white. You may see them at http://www.mothdesign.com or our blog site: http://www.thedesignerinsider.blogspot.com.
    They are awesome!

    the designer insiders last blog post: PAINT COLOR HELP – GETTING STARTED

  • Reply Lexy November 10, 2008 at 5:18 pm


    My mum bought me some coffee mugs – white with a black pattern on them – and ever since then, I’ve been totally addicted to black & white.

    Black & white & grey, actually, with teeny tiny bursts of colour thrown in too :)

    Lexys last blog post: Aussies!

  • Reply kristin November 10, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    i am loving the shams in the second photo. anyone know where they are from, or where I can get ones like it? currently loving black and white, too!

    kristins last blog post: A Cat on a Bike — a print by Nate Duval

  • Reply decor8 November 11, 2008 at 6:02 am

    Kristin – Not sure where the bedding is from in the 2nd photo but you could go with vintage French linens (to mimic the colonial feel here) or Indian block prints if you are interested in a more ethic feel. Try these shops:

    Indian: http://tinyurl.com/ShalinCraft
    French: http://tinyurl.com/EuroLinens
    French: http://tinyurl.com/Souleiado
    Indian: http://www.johnrobshaw.com
    Euro/Ethno: http://www.carolinairvingtextiles.com/
    Indian: http://peterdunhamtextiles.com/

    Or buy some white linen, black fabric paint, and hand stamp your own? I know, a bit daring but if you have a steady hand and tons of patience perhaps it will work…


    Have fun!


  • Reply ericka November 11, 2008 at 10:45 am

    I LOVE these rooms, and that black bed…it’s simply gorgeous!!!!!!

  • Reply maeva November 22, 2008 at 10:07 am

    J’aime beaucoup l’ambiance de la chambre!


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