Any Colour As Long As It’s Black

black furniture and accessories for the home

As much as I’ve been enjoying decorating and furnishing the country cottage, I’m starting to feel that our main home is being neglected. It feels kinda weird at the moment to be splitting our time between two homes. One a country cottage. The other a modern town-house. Weird in a good way. And incredibly indulgent too. This is going to change soon of course. As soon as the country cottage is ready to rent out, we will be spending a lot less time there. I have to keep reminding myself that it’s less of a second home and more of a financial investment.

And it’s nearly there. So of course I’m always two steps ahead and already looking at things I can buy and ways I can decorate the town-house. BF raises his eyes to the ceiling whenever I mention ‘the next project’. I don’t blame him but I can’t help it. I need to have several projects on the go at once. Or at least in the planning stage.

So, what have I got my eyes on?

Anything as long as it’s black.

MiaFleur- Feather Wall Hangings - Small D30cm £21.50. Large D46cm £42.50

These feather wall hangings from Mia Fleur have definitely caught my eye. Reminiscent of the tribal Juju hats from Cameroon, these versions will put a lot less strain on the wallet. Priced from £21.50 they are made from feathers with a fabric lining. A small ribbon loop on the reverse makes them easy to hang and they look sensational hung together as a wall display in different colours, as part of a gallery wall in between art prints, or even as table mats.

Mink Interiors, £1,295

A bit more expensive is this black and white cabinet from Mink Interiors. At £1,295 it would have to be a bit of an investment piece but I have just the place for it in the corner of my living room. I have an old bookcase there at the moment and it’s just a bit too small for the space. I also find it almost impossible to style. I think I probably re-arrange the shelves at least once a week and still I’m not happy. This beauty would solve all of my problems. The white interior means that darker objects (of which I have many) will stand out, and the black lines frame the sections so that each can become a little vignette of its own.

Out there interiors garden chairs, black

1.Rattan Egg chair, £455 2.Bloomingville wide braided chair, £420 3.Industrial chair, £155 4.Retro chair, £195

The garden is also on the ‘next projects’ list. We started it last year and it has never been finished. I have half a pergola. Aren’t I lucky? When it’s done it will need some furniture and I’m looking at, you’ve guessed it, black. It might be deep and squishy sofas or it might be something more sculptural like these lovely examples from Out There Interiors.

Rockett st George

1.Day Birger Et Mikkelsen Black Hammock, £259 2.Black Star bookshelf, £150

And just because I check out the new arrivals at Rockett St George regularly, there’s a couple of things I may not be able to resist.

I guess I like black.

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13 Comments

  1. Reply

    Carole

    April 8, 2016

    Oh yes, black, lots of it (and white…)! Loving the selection, such a shame I don’t really have the required space for either the chair or that fab cabinet. A wall hanging on the other hand…. 😉 Have a lovely weekend xo

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      deardesigner

      April 8, 2016

      You too Carole x

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    Stacey Sheppard

    April 8, 2016

    Oh good lord I love that cabinet from Mink. And that star bookshelf is lovely too. Some great finds here.

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      deardesigner

      April 8, 2016

      We’re like kids in a sweetshop Stacey 🙂 Occupational hazard. x

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    cate

    April 7, 2016

    Some beautiful stylish pieces, I love the black glass cabinet, I’ve been looking for one to display cocktail ingredients and glasses! X

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      deardesigner

      April 8, 2016

      It would be perfect Cate 🙂

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    karen jones

    April 7, 2016

    ahh now see for me it would be any colour as long as its white !

    Love your post though. Particularly like the cabinet from Mink Interiors x

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      deardesigner

      April 8, 2016

      I like white as well Karen 🙂 Just keep getting drawn to black accessories x

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    Bianca Hall

    April 6, 2016

    Ooh lovely Carole, love it all – especially that black rattan chair! And even though I have a juju hat, I’ve still had my eye on the feathered wall hangings. Can one have too many feathers? I think not! X

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      deardesigner

      April 6, 2016

      No Bianca, you definitely can’t have too many feathers. Might be a few wall hangings going in my shopping basket x

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        Hollie@MiaFleur

        April 7, 2016

        Thanks so much for the mention, Carole! Gorgeous selection x

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          Hollie@MiaFleur

          April 7, 2016

          Oh and most definitely…. one simply cannot have enough feathers!!

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          deardesigner

          April 7, 2016

          You are welcome Hollie 🙂

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