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black and white interiors

Before I begin this evening’s subject, a word (or 3) about pinterest…  I got on there maybe last summer and had a few client boards on there and that was it until about 3 weeks ago when I really got started cracking.  So far, I think I have something like 620 pins. Of course, now that I’ve spent a good amount of time looking at thousands of photos, I’m seeing a LOT of the same ones over and over and I realize that some of you have already seen these photos that I’m posting, but I’m also trying to find new content all the time or at least present with my perspective. One thing. I always try to find the original source, but sometimes its just impossible and it drives me nuts. I just came across one such situation yesterday when I started working on this post and traced the photo back to a woman who has over 33,000 pins (!) and 176 boards!!! (are there even that many different categories?)  Talk about your internet addictions. lol I suppose there are worse things. (uh, huh… a LOT worse!), but my point is… I tried, I really tried, but there are only so many hours in the day, ya know? So, I gave up on that needle. Then, there was another page with over 2,500 images in “interiors.”  She could’ve used a few more boards. Okay… you get it, so on to the subject at hand.

I didn’t know whether to make this about black rooms, black and white rooms, (with a few dark browns), masculine rooms, sexy rooms… oh hell! Its all of the above! And I have so much of it, that I think I may need more than one post! Dark, light, yin, white, yang,  masculine, feminine smart and smexy! :] I don’t think I would ever paint a room in my own home black, but I certainly do enjoy looking at them and even dreaming about it— for a change. After all, don’t we all have a bit of a dark side?

According to the ancient Chinese, we’re supposed to, and I never ever question anything they had to say, because they knew what they were talking about! To me, the dark is the enigma, the mystery, the night to day, back into night; for even in the darkness, there is always great beauty. After all, what would the stars be without the night?

“While “yin” would be dark, passive, downward, cold, contracting, and weak, “yang” would be bright, active, upward, hot, expanding, and strong. The shape of the yin and yang sections of the symbol, actually gives you a sense of the continual movement of these two energies, yin to yang and yang to yin, causing everything to happen.” (source unknown

 

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  • Laura Nelson - December 16, 2016 - 6:37 PM

    I really love rooms with black walls and white ceilings and moldings. I might have to do that in my next home. Maybe have most of the rooms be white or grey walls with black ceilings and then have one room be the black walls with a white ceiling. What do you think of rooms that are white with black doors and moldings? Will that look classic or dated in a decade or so?ReplyCancel

    • Laurel Bern - December 17, 2016 - 6:35 PM

      Hi Laura,

      I like that look and think that it’s appropriate for an urban setting and some others.ReplyCancel

  • Betty - July 1, 2016 - 6:55 AM

    Even though this posting is several years old I’ve got to say I want the house by the river and bridge – the last photo. What a peaceful, beautiful home. I call it a home and not a house because it actually looks like someone lives there and I can picture them (actually me) sitting outside enjoying the tranquility.ReplyCancel