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*This post was originally published on March 30, 2016.


Who in the world would want to paint an entire room black? I know, I know. For decades, it was nearly impossible to picture painted black walls without punk rock posters taped to them and an angsty teenager sitting within them. I get it. But, I'm here to tell all of my neutral wearing, sunshine loving friends: Black paint is for you too.


It sounds scary, but this all black office is proof that a dark painted room can be bright and happy too- and this office has all the feels. I want to paint everything black now! Just like in a room that is all white, adding warm wood tones can really finish off the space and make it feel collected. The antique wedding table we used as a desk paired with a few natural colored accessories and the rattan desk chair really softens the room and helps it remain cozy.



Photo by Daniel Bear Hunley


The paint color used here is Sherwin Williams' Tricorn Black. When choosing a color for this project I wanted to make sure to select a true black with no hints of blue or green. Mission accomplished! Now, that's not to say that green isn't black's best friend. As you can see, throwing in that green plant life can really bring life to a space and make it feel fresh and comforting.



Photo by Daniel Bear Hunley


Now. Don't be scared, and go paint something black!



*This post was originally published on March 29, 2016.


Here's the thing: Your master bedroom should feel like a retreat. You work all day long and then you finally get home... and you work some more. When we FINALLY get to kick up our feet and chill, all we really want is a bed we can just dive into like a child.



Photo by Daniel Bear Hunley

The goal for this room was just that. We wanted to create an oasis. A place that at any time of day is both bright and cozy at the same time; somewhere that calms you and makes you feel refreshed. I knew immediately this room had to have a lot of linen.


Pro Tip: If you want your space to feel cozy and bright: Go grab one million yards of linen and consider your goal accomplished. BOOM.


Adding a few textures, like these wood night stands and woven roman shades, helps to give the room a little bit of warmth and softens the tone against the bright whites. This gives you that perfect end result of fresh and comfortable.


Photo by Daniel Bear Hunley


*This post was originally published on March 23, 2016.


I love a white kitchen- oh, so much. It's clean, simple, classy, and immaculate. When I was building my home in Nashville, I immediately knew I wanted a bright white kitchen.

But, here's what happened in my brain...


"Let's keep it simple. We'll do white cabinets to the ceiling and a glass china tower with glass pendants. Although, brass sconces above the windows would be adorable and add extra light. Also, a black island would be epic and the kitchen would still be mostly white. Okay, but what about a black hood?? A GIANT black hood! YES. Okay, well... also, we need concrete countertops and the island needs to have lots of texture and feel like nature. I know! Wooden Fantasy Leathered Waterfall Countertops. Sold! I'll take it!"


Photo by Daniel Bear


Everyone else's response? "Umm, I thought you wanted a bright white kitchen?"

The good thing about using natural and organic colors is that they give you contrast, while still being neutral. I honestly believe every room is better with a touch of black; something about the richness really anchors the space, and the contrast makes your white pop even more, so it still feels airy and bright.

Photo by Daniel Bear

Long story short, the next time you want a bright white kitchen, don't be afraid to throw a little wood or concrete or you know, a giant black range hood.



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