TRENDING: Black and bling furnishings and finishes
A turnaround from an-almost rule in interior design, that being the brighter the better, it is now black’s time to shine in homes, and in a literal way too. Metallic inlays and trimmings will diminish the sombre and potentially funereal vibe of the inky look, not to mention giving it an instant modern update.
To accentuate the overall look, match the loose decorative pieces of the same colour combinations as your built-in furniture. So if your cabinetry has brass inlays, choose lamps with the same black-on-brass combo.
Photo: Gubi beetle bar stool, from Lifestorey.
Chrome shades feature exclusively in the Marcel Collection designed by Kazuhide Takahama for Billiani Italy.
Items from the collection, such as this table, are available at Marquis HnC.
Italian kitchen specialist Valcucine's Genius Loci kitchen is customisable, from its layout to material and colour scheme – we think the metallic finishes are a winner.