tsg-black-accents-door-walton-waltonWhile we make every effort to embrace color, when it comes to making a statement, we always gravitate toward black. Strong, sophisticated, and effortlessly chic, whether used in large or small doses, it always stands out—and adds a wonderful sense of drama. This idea is beautifully illustrated by the stunning black doors on the above project by Fort Worth’s Walton & Walton, which practically demand that those passing through make a grand entrance.

Robert brown AtlantaThe portfolio of Atlanta-based Robert Brown Interior Design is practically a study on how to beautifully incorporate black accents. We love how the black screen with nailhead detailing provides the perfect backdrop for the Gustavian clock, taking a piece that would already draw the eye and making it utterly unmissable.

tsg-black-accents-mmrNew Orleans-based designer Melissa Miles Rufty is a master at making a statement; whether punctuating a more neutral scene with a shiny black vessel or situating a lacquer brass console against malachite print wallpaper, color, texture, and pattern converge in her designs in a way that always leaves us feeling inspired.

tsg-black-accents-mcapline-maxwell-ext-summer-37How lovely is this outdoor space by Atlanta’s McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors? The cool, soothing creams and greens are gorgeously set off by the dramatic light fixture and sleek black chairs, creating a scene that is serene and oh so sophisticated.


tsg-black-accents-accessioriesOf course our affection for black accents extends to fashion. Tom Ford’s “Christophe” sunglasses, available from Monkee’s of Raleigh, are classics; fringe and polished accents make the Chloe “Paraty” bag, available from Austin’s By George, anything but basic; and the black seed Doble bracelet available from Charlottesville’s Mi Ossa is delicate, multidimensional, and so versatile.

tsg-black-accents-mission-stone-instaThis image from Mission Stone & Tile’s Instagram stopped us in our tracks. Styled and shot by the talented Alyssa Rosenheck in their Nashville showroom, their textured black-and-white subway tile is absolutely stunning.

tsg-black-accents-mmrYet again, Melissa Rufty of MMR Interiors shows how black lacquer and brass accents go hand in hand (especially when paired with a luxe blush fabric).

tsg-walton-and-walton-welcomehomeWe simply cannot get over this entryway by Walton & Walton. What better way to welcome someone than with a marble floor bearing a black-and-white geometric pattern?

tsg-black-accents-wall-paintThere is a wonderful lightness to the black-walled dining room in Westbrook Interiors’s Ascot Manor project. The way that light reflects off of the finish, the cream upholstery, the blond wood, and the colorful art make it a wonderfully dynamic and beautifully balanced space.

tsg-black-accents-sunnroom-a-line-interiorWe’ll acknowledge that the TSG Editorial team’s feelings about jumpsuits are mixed, but we all agree that the Esby Montauk Point Jumper, available from Sunroom’s Austin, is worth a try. Black linen and featuring a flattering v-neck and cinched waist, it just might be the perfect piece for summer. Also somewhat avant-garde is the Rag & Bone cropped top, available from Denver’s A Line Boutique; we love the modern cut, pattern, and palette. Speaking of swoon-worthy palettes, Westbrook Interiors’s Argonne project, which features the most gorgeous black velvet chairs, is a lovely mix of neutrals.

tsg-black-accents-bookselvesSometimes there is just nothing better than a bookcase…especially when it’s painted black. This space by Robert Brown Interior Design is sleek, cohesive, and beautifully collected.

tsg-black-accents-curious-orange-pantone-chairs-BWA jet-black accent with serious style: the above Verner Panto Styled “S” Chair. Available as a set of 8 from The Curious Orange Store in Charlottesville, these 1960s beauties will add a serious dose of attitude to the dining room.