Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

It's in Black and White

The saying, "It's in black and white," means there's definitive or conclusive proof. Today we'll focus on black and white decor. Do you like black and white decor or fashion? Or you a *gotta-have-color* gal? Kitchen; Pillow; Living Room; Bedroom; Kitten; Purse and Scotties!



36 comments:

Pondside said...

I have to have colour - even if it's just a shot of red in a black and white toile room. I love a bit of black, though, in any room.

Dianna said...

Gotta have color...but your pictures are nice. That little kitten is SO cute!

Tennis Girl said...

Janean,
I want that kitty! (ahhhhhh) I love any toile and the black and white is stunning! I am a color gal, but I could do a bedroom with that beautiful toile and stripe.
xo
Robin

Dawn said...

Okay, you got me with the black and white animals! But for decor it's got to be colorful! White and black, or white and any other one color is just too stark for me for a whole room.

I know they also say you need some black in every room to ground it but I think other dark colors work just as well. I have a lot of dark browns and greens for that job. Except for electronics(bleah!) I really don't have much black at all.

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

That's me! A 'gotta have color' gal! That's why I love that first pic so much! The window is crazy beautiful! But the splash of color of the orange flowers on the table just make the scene perfect!

Julie Pishny said...

Love the pics and the pets - what a great combination - a little salt and pepper....thanks for the inspiration this morning. xo Julie

Dee said...

Hi Janean, Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I hope you know you are welcome back any time. I have always been drawn to old homes, and buildings. It is a grand way to spend the day searching for them. You have a beautiful blog with lots of eye candy. I personally love black and white and have lots of it in my home. My art is also done in pen and ink. I find black and white sootheing.

Lisa @ Another Day Today said...

Love that toile wallpaper!

And the kitty is adorable :)

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

Love the black and white toile room but with a touch or red or yellow in it. I have a touch of black in every room in my house. Love it.

Great post.

Donna said...

hahaha, love the kitty and scotties! I got to have color, but I am incorporating black into our decorating scheme at our new home. It gives a refreshing punch!

Suz said...

I just bought a black and white polka dot watering can!
I am a color girl too
but I do love black in every room
I want the kitten too

kimsound studios said...

I AM A FAN of the black & white combinations :) So MODERN. Even with the Traditional & European accents. You had my attention on the first picture.

All I can say is "More!"

Kelli said...

I LOVE black and white! But I also have kids, which pretty much eliminates the possibility of very much white in my house. We LIVE in this house and I wouldn't want it any other way, but it would be nice to someday have a room just for 'pretty', too.

Oklahoma Granny said...

The look of black and white is so crisp and clean but I must say I prefer more color.

GardenofDaisies said...

I do have quite a bit of white in my house, but not really any black. (except for one of my cats.) I need a bit of color here.

Andrea said...

Love your black and whites....this little kitty is absolutely adorable! He brings the true beauty to black and white togetherness!
Hugs,
andrea

Gulmohar said...

your black n white pics are stunning ! Personally I feel that it's the classy combo that people get never tired of...but got to have some colors too in the everyday life :-)

voiceofpendergrass said...

What beautiful pictures! The kitchen is very inviting, makes me want tea. I however enjoy color, but I want the kitten and the dogs... all of which are perfect in black and white!
blessings on your day!

Julie Harward said...

What a darling little purse! I love B/w if there is a spot of color thrown in...come say hi :D

It's me said...

Pink is my color you know my dear janean....but black and white is so beautiful relax colors.........and that pussycat.and these dogs ....o so cute ,nice ,lovely !


You make ma happy today my dear !! hugs from me...........enjoy ! xxxx

Frau said...

Love B&W toile and stripes and checks!

Nancy said...

I do love black and white. I dress in it a lot. That first picture is a stunner. Also love the pillow, kitten and scotties.

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

I love black and white. I wear it and I have my powder room and laundry room decorated in just Black and White. So cute kitten and loved the purse.

Marcia :) said...

I have the wheaton scottie!!! Maybe I should get a black one to complement. It's all about the complementary colors :)

Libbie said...

Love your black & whites! Makes me think...yeah...I would really enjoy spending time in a black 7 white room :) Very pretty!

Dog Trot Farm said...

Your lovely blog always offers such wonderful inspiration. Although I prefer a primitive decor, I do love the color black. You will find it in my clothing, shoes, appliances, and vehicle. A girl just can't own too much black!

~ Regan said...

Oohh, I love that first photo- that room just looks so vibrant and refreshing! The kitty and pups, of course, melted my heart!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Love the toile with the stripes! Kitty's cute too!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Janean, I like black and white...especially toile and stripes but I also like a pop of color with it. I've always wanted to do a black and white bedroom but never was brave enough! My favorite is color though...just makes me cheery. Love the kitty. Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! Best Wishes....Maura

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Janean, I just LOVE a black and white room and you can't go wrong with toile! And that kitty is SO CUTE!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Dolores said...

The black and white kitty is my favorite.....!!!

Just Breathe said...

I thinks it's a very clean tailored look. Not country with the black. I haven't decorated with it. I do however love B&W photos.

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Janean,

Love the contrast of black and white. I have a bedroom in the house that looks much like the one pictured. Love that lil tuxedo kitten.

Deborah

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Janean,

Love the contrast of black and white. I have a bedroom in the house that looks much like the one pictured. Love that lil tuxedo kitten.

Deborah

becky said...

I love the ttoile lovely.The pocketbook is cute too.And oh Im thinking that might be a westie like mine but actually hes looking like the black one and their is no black westie.But hes clipped like mine anyway.

Kathysue said...

If it is black and white I am so there!! Love black and white, if you looked around at my blog you will see I have a couple of post on the subject. My entry hall is black and white marble and my guest bath floor is black and white marble and granite tiles. Love it!!