Chic Black & White Wows

Much like the iconic little black dress that’s always appropriate, a black and white color palette can wow in any style room, from contemporary to traditional and everything in between. We love the look of a great white console table against a black wall or black beams that contrast beautifully with white walls and ceiling. Ready to go for a black and white palette? Let us inspire you with some chic black and white looks that wow.

Black and White Exterior

Black and white begins at the front door. Double doors in black with mirror finished stainless steel trim make the entrance to this white house shine.

Black and White Living Space

An open living  space gets the black and white treatment with black drum pendants, bar stools and cool black and white accents.

Black and White Home Bar

From coffee to cocktails, this black and white bar area is just about as stylish as a home “entertainment center” can get.

Black and White Living Space

This modern living space is super cool with black beams and living room seating while the dining area is furnished in white. Pale wood on the kitchen island and lower cabinets is a nice contrast to the black and white elements.

Black and White Dining Room

We’ve fallen for this black and white dining room. One black wall is perfect here. Unframed wall art captures the eye and pulls the lovely eclectic space together.

Black and White Kitchen

A beautiful almost all white kitchen is made stunning by black subway tile grouted in white and sleek black counter tops. It doesn’t get any better than this.

Black and White Music Room

The perfect place to relax or entertain, this black and white music room carries us away. Irresistible isn’t it?

Black Dressing Room

Sometimes all it takes is accessories. In this case it’s fashionable pieces that bring the the chic look of black to a white dressing room with built-in closets. What a great space.

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It's a Blue Blue World of Interiors

The trending shades may change from year to year, but blue is here to stay. That’s why we say it’s a blue blue world of interiors. From watery blues to the deep inky tones of a starry night, the many looks of this timeless color can work in any design style. Today, we’re sharing some of blue rooms discovered here on Design Shuffle. They definitely won’t have you singing the blues.

Blue Living Room

Dramatic blue walls and brilliant splashy accents create a visually interesting living space. Who new how great a purple rug could look with that white sectional and those blue walls?

Blue Family Room

Sometimes just a bit of blue will do. In this white family room, it’s all about blue and white pattern. Those tall lamps on the table behind the sofa have captured our imagination. How about you?

Blue Living Room

A lovely mix of blue hues helps to create an inviting family-friendly atmosphere in this modern living room. Cool grays and warm sandy beiges work beautiful with the many blue tones.

Blue Breakfast Nook

A dark blue banquette rocks in the breakfast nook of this modern kitchen filled with pale wood. Watery colors and a contemporary wave pattern on some of the throw pillows gives a nod to coastal chic style.

Blue Powder Room

Though this glamorous powder room’s blue wallpaper is punctuated with squares, it creates the subtle illusion of a starry night. Silvery metallic accents add even more drama to the space. Silver and blue is a stunning color combo.

Blue Bedroom

Blue accents can be perfect for neutral bedrooms. Bedding, pillows and rugs in your favorite shade of blue can add color and pattern to a serene master bedroom retreat.

Blue Master Bath

Icy blue and white glass tiles are stacked randomly to create a beautiful shower surround and backsplash for the double vanity in this beautiful master bath. We love the fresh sky blue paint above the marble on the wall.

Blue Kids Room

Of course, blue is a much favored color for boys’ rooms, but we think lots of girls also like blue hues. Here darker shades of blue are made more lively by pale green on the walls.

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8 Intriguing Lofty Looks

Many of us have lofty visions, design dreams of living in a wide open loft space. Ideal loft-living usually includes tall ceilings with exposed beams and ductwork. Add one or more brick walls and many would think that’s the ultimate lofty living environment. Take a look below and you’ll find some intriguing lofty looks recently discovered on Design Shuffle. Enjoy!

Loft Living Room

Wall to wall windows, brick, concrete and exposed ductwork create the backdrop for this most inviting corner living room. Sunlight streaming through the arched windows and a soft rug underfoot make this wide open space feel warm and cozy.

Loft Dining Room

Brick walls and bundled pendant lighting create drama in the contemporary dining room. A splash of purple brings a lively vibe to the space.

Loft Eat In Kitchen

For those who require color-filled interiors, this “live-in” kitchen will surely inspire visions of the many possibilities for using brilliant hues in Bohemian chic loft spaces.

Loft Dining Room

From another point of view, the dining area comes into focus with its colorful rug, industrial style lighting and intriguing turquoise walls.

Loft Media Room

Purple is the color of choice in this super comfortable media corner. Raised leather recliners, soft carpeting and framed movie posters will surely draw family and guests alike to watch movies and engage in discussions afterwards.

Loft Master Bath

We don’t often see such glamour in a loft master bath. Here mirrored vanities, vessel sinks and painted brick reside dramatically with open ductwork.

Loft Bedroom

Brick walls, wood flooring and a large shaggy rug create a dramatic background for this minty modern loft bedroom. This space will surely inspire lots of ideas for loft decor.

Loft Home Office

Bold red and purple invigorate this loft office space. We love the idea of stretching the shelves from wall to wall across the tall windows. Who could resist that purple Egg chair barely visible in the corner?


Thanks to S&K Interiors for sharing these loft spaces with Design Shuffle Readers.

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Design Inspiration: From France with Love

Are you enjoying the Tour de France? As bicyclists race for the coveted yellow shirt each day of the race, television is bringing the French countryside, villages and cities into our living rooms. Deep in the world of interior design, some of us may be following the bicycles as they wind across France, but you know we’re most likely thinking about French decor. Today, we’re sharing images of spaces created by a French designer in Paris, an American who brings a touch of France to San Francisco and a Miami designer who uses graphic visualization to show her clients the possibilities within their interiors. Please enjoy.

French Style

With a warm glow, this lovely space represents the light and airy side of French country style. We love the layers of decorative objects.

A Touch of French Style

A large wall mirror adds visual space to this living room that’s a more minimalist vision of French style in a gray and pink color palette.

French Style

Classic French architecture meets modern furnishings in this Paris apartment–a sweet mix of styles.

French Apartment

A stylishly cozy “petite maison” indeed. This oh so perfect Paris apartment could inspire the decor of small spaces around the globe–design inspiration from France with love.

A Touch of French Style

Create your own modern “Paris apartment” by taking cues from this chic and compact living space. We love the library wall that offers tons of shelves in a footprint that’s barely there.

Modern French Bedroom

It’s easy to fall for this oh so modern French bedroom. At once minimalist and whimsical, this captivating space is the perfect vision of today’s French flair. We can’t stop thinking about those blue and white checks.

French Style

The designer says of this San Francisco penthouse, “The couple kept talking about Paris when I interviewed so I gave them a bit of Paris.” Don’t you love the artwork in this elegant sitting room?

French Style Living Room

Paris glamour reigns in the living room and dining room of the penthouse atop a Presidio Heights Victorian shown above. Inspiration for these spaces came to San Francisco from France with love.

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Color Inspiration: Gorgeous Grays

Whether you spell it gray or grey, this neutral color family is gorgeous in all its many shades. From the palest whisper of color to a dark and handsome charcoal, grays of all sorts are versatile and intriguing, serene or dramatic. No matter the look you’re going for, there’s that one perfect gorgeous gray just waiting to be discovered. Enjoy the hunt!

Grey and Blue

Gray and white work beautifully together. Add blue accents and you can create a peaceful and serene retreat-like atmostphere.

Gray Interior

Pale gray walls are the perfect background for an elegant and stylish dining room.

Gray Interior

Art can tie together all the grays used in a room like this. From pale to stormy, these gray shades blend beautifully and look great with a touch of black and orange.

Gray Interior

Chalky grays work well with greige and brown. Isn’t this small living room at once stylish and cozy? So inviting!

Gray Interior

Darker shades of gray on the wall can create a stunning backdrop for a glamorous modern dining room. This is the ultimate gray to show off that glam mirror and pendant light.

Gray Interior

We love the multitude of grays used in this open living space. They work quietly together without distracting from the panoramic view beyond. Texture is key here.

Gray Furnishings

With pale walls and wood flooring, this stunning space shows just how beautifully beige and gray can work together. A contemporary rug adds black to the room’s lovely mix of neutrals.

Gray Furnishings

Lastly, here’s an example of gray as the accent color in a room filled with bold color. The low gray wall and seating work very successfully with the rusty red and dark coral.

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