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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Decorating Colors - Black and White Drama

This is a third in a series based on the September, 2011, color issue of House Beautiful.  An article called "Drama Dahling" presents the ideas of designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard creating a "MGM" moment.  While using other colors throughout the home, Martyn creates a black and white foundation in a variety of ways (in addition to use on upholstered furniture pieces:

  • High-gloss black front door
  • Black and white checkerboard foyer (I LOVE this look)
  • Ebonized floors
  • Black borders on curtains
Brookhaven Settee in Starburst Silk with Ebonized Legs
The designer feels that the "white" should actually be an antique white/ivory to tone everything down.   I have used the black and white combination for many of my pieces and also like to "ebonize" legs to provide a great contrast.  

Here are some of my great black and white pieces - ones that could certainly support more than a little drama in a wonderful setting!
Briarcliff Chair with Ebonized Legs

Vintage Ethan Allen with Ebonized Legs (SOLD)

Wingback Chair and Ottoman with Ebonized Legs

One of a Pair - Art Deco Chairs

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