Well here we are, 2016 and its back to work, but first and foremost Chichi Furniture would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and may it be a good one.
So to kick of 2016 we have conveniently landed on number 10 of Chichi Furniture’s Top 20 Fabulous French Furniture Pics and what better way to start the year than with a touch of Silver Style with this beautifully opulent hand carved Bed.
I love how it dominates the space without being too over-imposing, perfectly contrasting against the elegant wooden floor and blending into the luxurious silver/grey decor.
Black furniture, so chic and stylish. You say ‘black’ and people can often think dreary, dark and not a colour to use in the home, especially after a long winter when we all need some sunlight, BUT, we at Chichi know different, embrace it and use it to your advantage and create a designer haven.
Black is a wonderful colour, yes it is as dark as it comes, but that can be positive. Its Strong, Chic and Stylish, a statement colour and can work well with many other colour palettes. Imagine a very light room with a stunning bed (as above) taking centre stage, covered in crisp white linens and a striking chandelier, you have a glamorous space to be proud of.
Black can be used as the main theme colour, or surprisingly as a delicate highlight. Some people like the sultry, gothic look with heavy carved pieces, whereas others prefer a more toned down use of the colour. You may have a pale scheme that needs lifting, so furnishing in black will really stand out, or, you may have a dark room that would better suit lighter furniture, with a hint of black subtly running through to pull the scheme together – maybe an elegant black framed mirror on a vast white wall, or (as shown above) a delicate black console table to perfectly fill that empty space and add charm to your lounge. The beautiful white bedside above has been highlighted in stunning black vines, resulting in an understated piece that simply speaks for itself.
Then of course there is the room that is ultra chic with a touch of opulence, achieved by the wonderful relationship between black and gold – a pairing that oozes class. The gold can delicately edge a black unit or be bold and bring out carved detailing. High ceiling/large rooms can often lend themselves to heavily carved black and gold furniture.
Finally there is the rustic look, a stone floored farmhouse style room, white washed walls and high beamed ceilings, add a large country rustic dining table (as above) and the scene is complete – the introduction of the natural wood colour adds warmth and softens the stark black, whilst matching in with the beamed ceiling. An inviting/earthy look I’m sure you’ll agree. Just needs the crusty bread and wine!
Whatever the look you’re after, don’t immediately shy away from black, in avoiding it, you could be missing the answer to your design quandary!