Trends: black

March 18, 2017 / SHOPPING, Trends / 0 Comments
The black lacquered Tobi-ishi table by Barber Osgerby for B&B Italia

17 things to add instant glamour to your home

 

From little black dresses to cashmere sweaters, black connotes instant sophistication. And it’s also pretty cool at home! Here’s our top seventeen picks…

 

1 Marble is the epitome of sophistication, especially in black. ‘Pebble’ marble serving board in black by Simon Legald, from £49.90, by Normann Copenhagen

'Pebble' marble serving board in black by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen, from £49.90, Selfridges

‘Pebble’ marble serving board in black by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen, from £49.90

 

2 Platters are the ultimate multi-functional pieces, perfect for storing all manner of bits and pieces, or for use as a tray or serving dish, This is one of our favourites. ‘Nordic Coal’ plate in Charcoal, £11.25, Broste Copenhagen

'Nordic Coal' plate in Charcoal, £11.25, Broste Copenhagen

‘Nordic Coal’ plate in Charcoal, £11.25, Broste Copenhagen

 

3 Cookware doesn’t come more streamlined that this, rendered so smart in matt black. The ‘C1’ casserole dish by Barnaby Tuke, £145, Crane Cookware. Click link for more Best Buys: Casserole dishes

The New Design Icon 'C1' casserole dish by Barnaby Tuke, £145, Crane Cookware

The ‘C1’ casserole dish by Barnaby Tuke, £145, Crane Cookware

 

4 It’s the little details that make a home. Start your day well with this Punkt ‘AC01’ alarm clock, £115, by Jasper Morrison, master of design simplicity. For more great alarm clocks, see Best Buys: alarm clocks

The New Design Icon 'Punkt' clock, £115, Jasper Morrison

The New Design Icon ‘Punkt’ clock, £115, Jasper Morrison

 

5 And sometimes it’s the smallest touches. For a classic touch of black and white, you can do no better than Fornasetti plates. Priced from £125 each.

For a classic touch of black and white, you can do no better than Fornasetti plates

Fornasetti plates, from £125, available from Amara

 

6 Black is a marvellous colour for flooring, particularly gorgeous in parquet. And this is a historic pattern brought up to date in solid black charred elm by Ted Todd. See more parquet here Insider Guide: parquet

Black parquet wood flooring by Ted Todd

Parquet de Versailles: This historic pattern replaced marble floors in the Palace of Versailles in 1684. Solid black charred Elm from the ‘Vault’ collection by Ted Todd adds a modern edge. £359 per 98 x 98 centimetre panel.

 

7 One of our Editor in Chief’s all-time favourite chairs. The ‘Pilotta‘ designed in 2007 by Rodolfo Dordoni, and still looking exceptional today. Made by Cassina. Available from Aram Store.

The Pilotta chair, designed in 2007 by Rodolfo Dordoni for Cassina.

The Pilotta chair, designed in 2007 by Rodolfo Dordoni for Cassina. From £1,212, Aram Store.

 

8 Start your day in style with a ‘Collar’ milk jug by Daniel Debiasi and Federico Sandri, £39.95, for Stelton

'Collar' milk jug by Daniel Debiasi and Federico Sandri for Stelton, £39.95, Skandium

‘Collar’ milk jug by Daniel Debiasi and Federico Sandri for Stelton, £39.95

 

9 Update any sofa with some graphic-pattern: monochrome ‘Signal’ cushion, £100, by Eleanor Pritchard

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Black ‘Signal’ cushion by Eleanor Pritchard, £100

 

10 Quite possibly the chicest tool set we’ve ever seen: Fireplace tools set in black and birch, £262, by Iris Hantverk, from Amara

Fireplace tools set in birch by Iris Hantverk, £262, Amara

Fireplace tools set in birch by Iris Hantverk, £262, Amara

 

11 Add a dramatic glass jewel to your ceiling with this ‘Optical’ pendant light, £425, Lee Broom

'Optical' pendant light, £425, Lee Broom

‘Optical’ pendant light, £425, Lee Broom

 

12 Because you can never have too many pots: black ‘Still Life’ vases by Akiko Hirai, from £60, Sladers Yard

Black ‘Still Life’ vases by Akiko Hirai, from £60, The Cold Press (thecoldpress.com)

Black ‘Still Life’ vases by Akiko Hirai, from £60, Sladers Yard

 

13 Simple and striking, this cone pendant light by Asaf Weinbroom, £470, would be a great addition to any room.

'Small cone' hanging light in black and oak, £470, Asaf Weinbroom

‘Small cone’ hanging light in black and oak, £470, Asaf Weinbroom

 

14 Storage pots don’t have to be boring, for example this ‘Utility’ utensil pot is glossily smooth with a leather handle, £34, LSA International

'Utility' utensil pot in Pepper Black with leather handle by Monika Lubkowska-Jonas, £34, LSA International

‘Utility’ utensil pot in Pepper Black with leather handle by Monika Lubkowska-Jonas, £34, LSA International

 

15 Any of this fabulous collection would be a super stylish addition to a kitchen. From left ‘Theo’ milk jug, £34.95; teapot, £89.95; tea mug, £19.95; ‘Theo Slow Brew’ coffee brewer, £59.95, all in black by France Cayouette, Theo Collection, Stelton

From left 'Theo' milk jug, £34.95; teapot, £89.95; tea mug, £19.95; 'Theo Slow Brew' coffee brewer, £59.95, all in black by France Cayouette, Stelton

From left ‘Theo’ milk jug, £34.95; teapot, £89.95; tea mug, £19.95; ‘Theo Slow Brew’ coffee brewer, £59.95, all in black by France Cayouette, Stelton

 

16 With the rise in home-working, the search is on for smart desks, like this one: the ‘Georg’ desk with drawer by Skagerak, from £714, Skandium

The 'Georg' deskwith drawer by Skagerak, from £714 from Skandium

The ‘Georg’ desk with drawer by Skagerak, from £714 from Skandium

 

17 And if money is no object, then this is the ultimate purchase: a black lacquered Tobi-ishi table by Barber Osgerby for B&B Italia.

The black lacquered Tobi-ishi table by Barber Osgerby for B&B Italia

The black lacquered Tobi-ishi table by Barber Osgerby for B&B Italia. From £4, 070

 

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