Back In Black

Image from Fantastic Frank

Blame it on the rain, but I spent WA’s long weekend shuffling around the rooms in my house … again. And now that I have, I’m struck with an urge to paint the rooms all in black. Yes, black! After a lifetime of adoring white, I’m currently obsessed with and inspired by the colour black.

You can understand why, then, I was drawn to the daring and bold black-on-black styling of the entrance hallway in this third-floor, one-bedroom apartment in Stockholm. The 34-square-metre apartment was built in 1904, and the tall skirting boards and floorboards are all reflective of this period. As the apartment is for sale, it’s been cleverly styled by the creative team at Fantastic Frank, a real estate agent in Stockholm. The stylist decided that black was the colour to enhance the potential value of this gem, which boasts one of the most sought-after addresses in south Stockholm. I couldn’t agree more.

Image from Residence Magazine Photographed by Pia Uhlin and styled by Lotta Agaton

I am also in love with this light-hearted black-and-white hallway from the home of fashion stylist Sofia Ragnwald Odier and her husband, the fashion photographer Nils Odier. How great are the tongue-in-cheek white paint drips against the deep black wall? The vintage shoe nestled in amongst the couple’s shoes and accessories on the shelving unit from House Doctor (of course) adds to the organised clutter. Very cute. (Photographed by Pia Uhlin and styled by Lotta Agaton.)

Image from Vouge Paris Photographer Wichmann And Bendtsen Styling Helle Walsted

If I decide to not paint my entire home black, I’ll definitely be featuring a blackboard in a room (or two). If I used our magnetic chalk wallpaper instead, I could add photos and inspiring images for a whole new level of interest in either my bedroom, Imogen’s room or the home office. Look at the impact this blackboard wall makes in the spare bedroom/home office/dressing room of fashion designer Hanne Graumann … isn’t it just perfect?

Image 1. Image from Fantastic Frank. Image 2. Image from Residence Magazine. Photographed by Pia Uhlin. Styled by Lotta Agaton. Image 3. Image from Elle Decoration UK. Photographer Wichmann + Bendtsen. Styling Helle Walsted.