By Natzu Shimizu. Interior. Friday, October 06th 2017, 07:37:20 AM.
Watch out for splinters and nails. You'll need to make sure the wood is properly sanded so splinters won't be an issue. When using wood collected from a demolition make sure to carefully remove any old nails. The pieces will need to be planed and cut to the desired shapes and sizes also. Unless you have the right tools and machines this prep work should be done by a professional finish carpenter.
Add shine. Hanging a mirror in a dark painted hallway will add lightness and a sense of space without taking away from the dark aesthetic. This convex design reflects the whole space adding depth.
Create a tranquil vibe. The texture of this garden wall creates a beautiful ripple effect for a soothing atmosphere. Floor‐level uplights bring out the details for both a sophisticated look and a tranquil evening spot.
Mix in modern details. This kitchen has big Western cabin bones – a stone fireplace wood cabinets large exposed trusses. But the restrained details add modern flair. The graphic rug is a fresh interpretation of Navajo style; the oversized pendant in glossy black adds a big modern touch.
Repurpose horseshoes in an artistic way. On this animal rescue ranch kicking off dusty boots and hanging one's hat upon opening the door are everyday occurrences. Designer Fellman (see the second photo) composed horseshoes found on the property and then had a metalworker solder them together.
Mix in some monochrome. This dark hall dances on the edge of overwhelming but the monochromatic geometric pattern white marble and gleaming gold cupboard handles have turned the potentially dark tunnel into an enchanting corridor.
Rethink the antlers. The form is widely available in resin or ceramic versions these days. Jason Miller designed this striking ceramic sconce. Feather wallpaper adds a Native American element in unexpected colors.
Start small. Want to try black but still feeling unsure? Take your cue from this stylish abode and focus your dark aspirations on a small in‐between space such as a landing. The bold contrast will look stunning and the black won't be overwhelming due to the bright rooms on either side.