Black and White inspiration


Somehow nice things always seem to come together for me … like the other day when I was reading my favorite interior magazine, the UK Elle Decoration, and saw this gorgeous house … just 2 days later I discover the exact same images online on a fantastic website packed with interior decoration inspiration … The photographer is Frederik Vercruysse and he also photographed the beautiful apartment belowFrederik-Vercruysse

{Another beautiful home photographed by Frederik Vercruysse}  … both images reminded me of a home that the well-known Dutch photographer Hotze Eisma once made of an Amsterdam apartment where handbag designer Ulrika Lundgren (or Rika) lives, please see image below,  and she has decorated her home with my favorite color/material palette :: black – white – wood – concrete ….Hotzeeisma


{photography by Hotze Eisma}  All these images really do the trick for me … and make me want to decorate and decorate and decorate more in our home too…maybe a bit less black, but how I Love the combination of the woods, leathers, brick wall, contemporary furniture and … well just everything!Nelleke

And speaking of Hotze Eisma … I remember him making images of the house of my former boss (I used to work for a Dutch photography agency in Amsterdam called Nel after the founder and super women Nelleke, who now runs a couple of unique shops in Amsterdam, visiting her home once in a while always encouraged me to start to learn more an more about contemporary design, furniture and interior decoration … Nelleke truly is a trendsetting and wonderful women! Kiss for you Nel :)

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  1. Julie Annis

    Yes – these interiors are so nice. Were you reading the current issue of Elle UK interiors? Might have to go and get a copy?

  2. Kylie

    Oh yum! Thank you for posting these – they are just divine. I particularly love the black floorboard ones… :) K

  3. Passementerie

    They’re gorgeous rooms. I like how the brick breaks up the white though – you get a free second colour out of it, really. I think I’m too much in love with colour to strip back to such a daring palette though.

  4. Flor

    Beautiful interiors! You are right! That combination of concrete, wood, white, SO perfect!
    PS. I love this blog!

  5. vintage simple

    Beautiful interiors..! I do love the balance the softness of wood provides for black and white schemes. Thanks for posting these.

  6. Caroline

    The thing I love about *these* b/w interiors is the the contrast of the b/w with wood. I’m not usually a big fan of b/w interiors otherwise. Beautiful!

  7. June

    The interior space is very nice! Thanks for the link to the photography directory too, they’re so inspiring!!!

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