Black wall, white ceramics and ethnic treasuries...

Thursday 27 January 2011

Black wall? my friend said to me, are you mad or what?? Are you sure you want to ruin your precious grey wall??? And very firmly I said yes why not? Nothing to loose apart of a few good hours of labour and a tin of paint!! Not that I don't like the grey color, still mad about it, but felt in love with black (blame the blogs and magazines), and no regrets, so it!! it goes perfect with my huge white sofa and growing collection of white ceramics.

I find black and white, a color combination too cold on its own, so being adding a few touches of vintage wood furniture and ethnics pieces I have been collecting over my trips to warm it up. Don't get me wrong I love colors, but at home I rather live in a neutral environment, it makes me feel relaxed, and cosy.

This is a collection of pieces from the Amazon area, made by different local tribes, (my trip to Brazil was one of the best thing I have done in my life). Art piece on the left, is from London based artist Amelia, I love her work, a mix of textiles and paper collages.

Pictures are not great, as the black wall is difficult to photograph, plus today is a very grey day in not chances of getting natural light, where is my dear SUN??


  1. This looks great! I'm the same, you maybe surprised to know... my blog is ultra colourful and full of zest but we are renovating our home in white and grey with a mix of vintage and modern furniture and finds. I'm into black and keep wanting to repaint everything. What did you use?

  2. thanks for the mention and show of work! ;)


  3. we think it looks great! ... we are still thinking about black walls for one of our rooms but haven't quite decided yet.

  4. You have great taste, this is seriously gorgeous. I admire you your joie de vere - I have one wall half painted grey and the other in a yellow & gold (O&L) wallpaper because I just can't decide what to do. It's been like that over a year.

    Anyway, lovely arrangement - nice balance!