Black + White

Black + White is a classic combination. I love black and white and feel when it is done right, it won't feel boring or dull.  For a current bathroom, I have chosen this simple scheme but decided to have fun with the geometry in the room.  The use of various shapes and patterns while staying with the subtle palette brings interest into the space.  The interjection of gold by way of metal frames and light fixtures add some warmth. I hope the client goes for it! 


A.Black shower head– Brizo by Jason Wu

B.Abstract pattern print by Wallzilla on

C.Original art piece by Susan Morosky

D."Wading" by Gaetan Caro on Serena Brilliant by Little Greene Paint

E.Pi 16” LED flush mount by Sonneman

F.Lynch White & Black Flush Mount Ceiling Light by Bromi Design

G.Wall Sconces by Dldesignworks on etsy

H.Vanity by

I.“Patience” tile by Krista Watterworth

J.Pontedera” tile by Granada tile

K.“Eastern Promise” tile by Ann Sacks


Inspiration for a design scheme can come from many sources.  It can start with a photograph, sketch, a quote from a song, a heirloom, etc,. How one sees and interprets a source of inspiration is unique to them. The below collection of fabrics and colours started with the cover of the novel "When the doves disappeared" by Sofi Oksanen. 

The sepia tones, vintage browns are balanced by a deep plum/black. The abstract floral pattern with a refined tweed are offset by a modern geometric fabric.  


A.graphic design inspiration – by Rebecca Chew

B.”When the does disappeared” by Sofi Oksanen

C.Leather fabric – Napoli, Cashew by Edelman

D.Hex fabric – Maxwell Street by Carnegie

E.Abstract floral fabric – flowers of paradise by Chivasso

F.Refined tweed fabric – Chelsea by Carnegie

G.Light check drapery fabric – Tulla sheer by Jab

H.Brilliant by Little Greene Paint

I.All White by Farrow & Ball

J.Drop cloth by Farrow & Ball

K.Brinjal by Farrow & Ball