Working with hard edges and large windows, Sarah decided to make use of the large expanse of wall space and create an gallery of black and white photographs. A DIY project - she snapped the pictures herself using a digital camera set to black and white... great idea!
I love that vintage Deco chair and the organic chair in the foreground.
How about this dining room table. The glass top and clear plexiglas chairs create seating without taking up visual space. The key is using a mixture of vintage and new pieces of furniture. Find and use accessories that are uniquely yours to interject your personality into the space.
Wallpaper was used on a long entry wall to add interest - the circular pattern breaks up the hard edges and repeats other circular elements in the room.
Another DIY project - Sarah and Tommy stamped a piece of canvas with vintage printmaking letters and had it professionally stretched & framed. (I might use stencils to achieve the same effect, since I already have them - I feel a new project coming on...)
Looking back into the room you can see how Sarah infused gray into the black and white theme to soften the stark contrast.
Other lessons here...
Use mostly solid fabrics - in a black and white color scheme too many patterns will be overpowering.
Use small amounts of black, only as an accent - it will help move your eye around the space - and again too much can be overwhelming.
Add a little natural wood to add texture and warm up the space.
So what do you think of this neutral loft space? Are you a fan of Sarah? I'd love to hear...
Until next time.