It isn't a secret that I am passionate about black and white.
Ten years ago, before Pinterest, I tore a page from a decorating magazine that featured a home office with lots of white woodwork and black walls. It was so unusual and dramatic and I loved it. I showed it to a friend that was also drawn to bold designs but I didn't get the positive reaction I was looking for. I took a safer route and It took me nine years to follow through with my black walls. I wish I had done this way back then. This room has windows at each end and two sets of french doors so there is a lot of light and white woodwork to break up the statement black.
I have loved pulling this room together and have had fun bringing in different accent colors throughout the year.
Recently, Mike and I decided to sell our Galena getaway and purchase something in a warmer climate. So, when I had a free afternoon this week I decided to stop into Home Goods for some inspiration. I wasn't looking to buy anything. Anything I would buy here would have to be shipped there. It is usually when I'm not really looking that I end up with the best "finds" and this week wasn't any different. While I was on the hunt for ideas for our southern abode I found, instead, something for our Linden home. The minute I saw these black and white framed pieces I was reminded of my muse, Dorothy Draper.
I felt that they were perfect for our Linden dining room and for only $14.00 each! These were definitely going home with me.
I still have an empty home down South but I think Dorothy would approve of my little additions here.