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Working with black wall paint - Home Office Makeover

Working with black wall paint - Home Office Makeover

I all have to say is.....BLACK WALLS!!!!! For some reason, I was obsessed with the notion of doing my next redesign using black wall paint....and then this project fell into my lap! The new project was for a home office redesign and my client wanted it to be sophisticated & modern. Ummm, nothing, I mean nothing, screams sophistication like Black does! The room had great natural light and was just PERFECT for me to satisfy my urge to add black wall paint to the redesign plan. Unfortunately, this was not an easy task though. I spent a lot of time trying to convince my client to go along with the black walls. She was very reluctant to see my vision, but she eventually came around. Black wall paint is not a color often used and people are very very AFRAID of it. Most people think that black is going to be dark, dank and depressing...simply because it's "black"! But it is the total opposite. Now don't get me wrong, if used the wrong way, black walls can be a disaster. I would never recommend painting a room black that has no windows and/or natural light. Lucky for me, this was not the case!   rhsr-chic-office-before-6     rhsr-chic-office-before-4   rhsr-chic-office-before-5   The room started off with bright orange walls and boring beige wall to wall carpeting. This room was jazzed up with Behr's "Black Suede" flat enamel paint and accented with pops of different shades of purple throughout. To ensure that the room did not become to dark and/or heavy, I chose all white furniture. AND the hi-gloss "Ultra Pure White" wall trim & baseboards provided a great contrast to the black, while also adding some brightness to the room. The carpet was replaced with bamboo flooring from Lumber Liquidators.   rhsr-chic-office-13   rhsr-chic-office-5     rhsr-chic-office-2   In addition to the black walls being a hit, another show-stopper in this redesign is the black & white "Mod Cow" modular carpet tiles from Flor. This area rug makes a statement all on it own and adds a touch of flare to the design.   FEATURE-rhsr-chic-office-3   I absolutely LOVE how this room turned out. It happens to be my FAV redesign project so far. I am sooooo digging this "Black Suede" color...and I am not sure when this obsession will end! O_o    
Jan 20, 2017

Absolutely love it!!!

Tonia Dumas

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