Gray Malin Prada Marfa “Legs (Black and White)” print, $199+  // pendant, $129 (sold out online) // acrylic chair, $264/pair // sheepskin, $29.99 // charger, $110  // plate, $40  // Reiko Kaneko drip mug, $28 // round table, $199 // wood console with drawers, $499  // Limoges porcelain jug, $187 (similar, $19)  // silver horn bowl, $48  // overdyed rug, $199+ 

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’ve been helping a friend with her new place. The scheme thus far has been all about neutral texture and mixing modern and rustic. I’m continuing that theme into the breakfast nook that’s attached to an all-white kitchen with carrera marble countertops and white subway tile backsplash. Black & white is always a colorway I can get behind, especially with some wood or something rustic mixed in, as in these fab spaces…


 And of course, two of my favorites…

Jenna Lyons


Estee Stanley


 As tempting as it is to redecorate, lucky for me, I get to live vicariously through my friend!

(Have you noticed, it follows my “5 pieces to a great room” formula?)

See my concept board for the rest of the house here >>

Photos via 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 & 8 (Domino Magazine)


  • January 22, 2013 Reply

    Albertina || Mimosa Lane

    love the pieces you highlighted and the inspiration images! Can I tell you how I drove up to Ikea this weekend for some sheepskins and they were all out? this was such a bummer.

  • January 22, 2013 Reply


    I am in serious love with all of these…. especially that first photo with the huge animal head. so chic!

  • January 22, 2013 Reply


    I love every piece, especially the art and light fixture.
    ?, Londa

  • January 22, 2013 Reply

    Naomi (Design Manifest)

    this place is going to be so chic! What a lucky friend.

    Oh and I agree- black and white looks so good with a bit of wood thrown in to soften it.

  • January 22, 2013 Reply

    jacquelyn |lark&linen

    Stunning, per usual!

  • January 22, 2013 Reply


    Love these picks. I think they look amazing, especially with a bold mix of texture. I just have a hard time retraining myself from color! xo

  • January 22, 2013 Reply


    Always a perfect mix. You can never go wrong with black and white. Love the chair with the sheepskin and the rug!!


  • January 22, 2013 Reply


    I love this! I think that the addition of the black and white striped rug does it for me, those interiors are just gorgeous!

  • January 22, 2013 Reply


    Beautiful color scheme. I love the rug you have in the inspiration collage and the striped rugs in the home shots.

  • January 22, 2013 Reply


    I am in love with black + white as well…there is just something about it that is so classic and timeless. I don’t think I will ever get tired of it! That West Elm light is fab!!

  • January 22, 2013 Reply

    Miya @ Design Indulgences

    love how that white grout looks with those black floor tiles.

  • January 22, 2013 Reply

    Preciously Me

    I LOVE the Gray Malin Prada Marfa photography!!! I want it!!!

  • January 22, 2013 Reply


    love love love the rug – hope you are gonna show pics when you finish!
    xoxo -e (modern24seven)

  • January 22, 2013 Reply

    Andi of My Beautiful Adventures

    Love it, but I would need a pop of color. Maybe flowers on the kitchen table?

  • January 22, 2013 Reply

    lauren @ la petite fashionista

    i’m such a color lover, it is so difficult for me to be disciplined with a neutral palette– but my boyfriend would be all about this!


  • January 22, 2013 Reply

    Tara of Mad Max and Family

    Love. We are moving “soon” so I’m beginning to think of attempting to decorate more in our new home. I was actually thinking modern and earthy myself!


  • January 29, 2013 Reply


    This look is so up my alley, you have no idea! Black and white is my thing and I almost bought the docksta table last week, then chickened out because I want the Saarinen instead…I just love what you did!

  • February 28, 2013 Reply

    Kate @30Traveler

    I’m a big fan of black and white decor – if only I was better at keeping stuff clean and not messy!

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