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Who said that you can't paint a wall black? This is a great example of how a couple of simple white and natural-looking accessories can brighten up even the darkest room. Window blinds allow you this type of flexibility, and can also become one of those essential accessories!

black walls + white mantle

from French By Design

Favorite pins lately : Dark moods

living room with black walls

Beautiful charcoal door and ceiling on white wall

When it comes to small-space decorating, the common advice is to go all-white on the walls to reflect the most light and make the space feel bigger. This theory made sense to me when I first heard it, and is a great way to brighten a room, but after painting my father's entryway grey, I've begun to appreciate the value of darker walls in small rooms. While white is an easy and versatile base, the way that light interacts with white can be very static — there are no subtleties in its hue…

I chose Jamb Antique and London bespoke fireplaces for my latest housing project in Hanbury street as seen in World of Interiors.

They nailed it. Is that a rug I see, poking from underneath the sofa? I don't care; all the colours and treatments work perfectly. I especially love the Matt walls <3: