{inspiration: black + white}

When there's a moment to spend sorting through the abyss that is the closet, often find myself wandering away to do other things -- sometimes difficult to pare down and part with things, infinitely easier to sort through the hundreds of photographs in inspiration folders -- and happened upon these lovely shots of black + white -- the best of both worlds: bright airiness contrasted with bold elegance . . .

{images:1 - otis & frank; 2 - brigitte bardot via moodboard; 3 - elle decor; 4 - the french bedroom; 5 - desire to inspire; 6 - tiny k; 7 - desire to inspire; 8 - unknown; 9 - australian home beautiful june 2008; 9 - kate moss by bruce weber for vogue november 2006 via moodboard; 10 - skona hem}

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Blogger maison21 said...

number 3 please. bee-you-ti-full!

August 25, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am REALLY loving the black lace over the duvet. Yummy

August 25, 2009  
Anonymous Neira said...

ahh the black lace and the white..its just so gorgeous

miss neira

August 25, 2009  
Blogger Crave said...

That blonde is beautiful! I'm currently obsessing over black and white stripe rugs...all fantastic photos!

August 25, 2009  
Blogger Jane Flanagan said...

My favourite! I adore the bottom image!

August 25, 2009  
Anonymous Anne @ The City Sage said...

Also, when doing boring work related tasks like filing expense reports, distractions like gorgeous posts from TIG are a welcome escape!

that ocean view with the striped rug is calling my name!

August 25, 2009  
Blogger The Cherry Blog said...

love this post - esp brigitte - stunning! x

August 25, 2009  
Blogger Taylor Sterling said...

Classic. Love Kate Moss's dress!

August 25, 2009  
Blogger Farfallina said...

I saw the first picture and thought: Oo, what a gorgeous bathroom, I would do anything to own one like that... But then I became greedy and thought: Oo, and that one, oo, and that too!
Lovely images! ;)

August 25, 2009  
Blogger MelonySebastian said...

Love Number 4!

August 25, 2009  
Blogger Jen said...

Beautiful pictures! I'd love to have a room decorated in the black and white theme <3

August 25, 2009  
Blogger ITALIAN PEASANT said...

hi, love your blog, stop on over & say hi :) gio

August 25, 2009  
Blogger Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

I just love black and white together! It looks so crisp and clean.

August 25, 2009  
Anonymous Myriam {Entertaining w/ Style} said...

I am loving that rug! I love that with black and white, you can add a punch of color here and there and the result is a durasitc change!

August 25, 2009  
Anonymous Liene Stevens said...

The view from the windows in the third photo is making me crave a beach vacation right. this. second. The rug is awesome, too. :)

August 25, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful. I love the contrast..

August 25, 2009  
Blogger Draffin Bears said...

Beautiful black and white images.
That is what I am going to have to do, sort through my wardrobe and have a big old clean out.


August 25, 2009  
Blogger Chichi and Luxe said...

i remember that interior from australian home beautiful! black and white is bliss :)

August 25, 2009  
Anonymous FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

You really do find the most beautiful photos! I'm in love with that white bed with black lace and chandelier. It's just stunning!

August 25, 2009  
Blogger Carolina Eclectic said...

I think I can honestly say, there is nothing I love more than black and white! Love these photos:)

August 26, 2009  
Blogger Brigadeiro said...

B&W is so striking! In my last pic I photographed the ceiling of the restaurant I had dinner at recently, and it is striped black & white - love it! :)

August 26, 2009  
Blogger Eliana Tomás said...

Beautiful... all it is beautiful. Black and white comprises everything. Extremely elegant.

August 26, 2009  
Blogger lanak said...

Such stunning images! I did a black and white story a while ago but it wasn't nearly as glamorous as yours! Love the lace bedspread!

August 26, 2009  
Anonymous The Gardener's Eden said...

Talk about sexy. This is a gorgeous spread. And I am just dying for a soak in that luxuriously beautiful bath. Thank you for the fantasy... I will be thinking of it all day in the garden.

August 26, 2009  
Blogger Molly Jean said...

i will never tire of seeing that Kate Moss polkadot dress image!!!

August 26, 2009  
Blogger Hola!Design said...

# 4 the french bedroom! wow, black lace over white! how chic!

*by the way, I fixed the link to t.i.g on my blog! thank you for the new link!

August 26, 2009  
Blogger mise @ pretty far west said...

I vote for no. 3 as well. Imagine having a giant tree-stump AND that view.

August 26, 2009  
Blogger Sarah Klassen said...

That lacy blanket is incredible! Wow! I would love to know where it's from...

August 26, 2009  
Blogger Lisa said...

Number 4 is my fav...gorgeous!!! love b/w.

August 26, 2009  
Blogger Misha said...

First I wanted to marry the first hallway with the staircase, then I saw the second and the third and then I realized my dreamhouse will be full og hallways and not with rooms...

August 26, 2009  
Anonymous Trouvais said...

Gorgeous! Time to rethink those antique black lace shawls on Ebay.

August 26, 2009  
Blogger Slices of Beauty... said...

All slices of beauty!
Lovely post.

August 27, 2009  
Blogger R. said...

the black front door and black wood floor are so amazing.


August 27, 2009  
Anonymous Billy said...

really love that dress Kate Moss is wearing!!!super cool

August 27, 2009  
Blogger caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh my! so beautiful images! loving bb photo! xo

August 27, 2009  
Anonymous Amanda~Weekend Host said...

Black and white can make such a incredible statement. Love the clean simplicity of the 3rd image.

August 31, 2009  

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