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Basic Black furniture
Uses basic building blocks then goes over the top with a touch of opulence. Achievable on all budgets!-MBB
Statement au transitional...
Black chairs can fit anywhere--even in a lcolorful and playful room like this.
The black dining set in the background does NOT dominate the style of this room, proving yet again that they can fit anywhere, and that it is OKAY to mix finishes.
This is a reverse example--this chest of drawers could be turned back into black for use as a buffet.
Black console table works because it draws the dark floors and light furniture together with its oak top.
What style are these antique chairs? Rustic, posh? Pairing the kitchen with the fireplace and using these spindle-backs in black again combines airy with traditional.
Dark accents--painting the cane side table black and using it for the coffee table allows one's eye to move about the room and only alight at the end on the matching white cane chair--a delightful suprise.
Even modern plastic looks good in black! Set against the traditional home, with college-girl accents, it screams HOME!
Turned legs, plywood top?
Pairing the black mirror with the chairs makes it a design element that fits. It sets the tone of the room, more than the shutters or chandelier, making it modern with a vintage touch.
Black legs on these recovered velvet chairs give the idea for the wallpaper and lampshades. The floor is muted to vanish.
Great style elements with black stain on doors echoed by couch and floor. If one wanted to go with a teak floor, a black muted finish on the baseboards would tie it all in.
Rare oval tabletop in black.
Black re-upholstery and painted trim on ormolu sideboard bring "gravitas."
Another reverse example--Same basic table painted white.
Black or brown? Definitely neutral. Does any one else get a lavender vibe?
Great mirror frame! Good idea.
Can you spot the black in a most unusual but striking accent? It definitely raises the roof. Put the black where it does most good.
Again, the table legs are black.
Hmmm. Is there a theme?
Hm. What basic furniture piece goes unnoticed until it starts to whirr?
Simple furniture. Looks like IKEA, don't you think?
Black legs, orange walls. Go Tropics!
Basic bookcase, matching frames, and...leg pieces on roller-wheels!
Love love love! Countertop tie-in!
Black cabinet. Painted tablelegs. Added black rubber feet.
Not so basic--Tuscan feel is accentuated by Roman-style chairs in black.
What can I say?
Again a black header and matching mirror make you imagine the blank furniture in a darker color.
Black basic table dressed up with trim on chairs and bench. Shows off great upholstery and beiges.
Black even blends in for the holidays!