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Decorating with Black Accents

No matter what your color scheme, using black accents can
bring your design scheme to live. Black helps anchor light or bright colors and
gives the eye a place to rest – sort of like the period at the end of a

In our Rhett’s Bluff project on Kiawah Island, our black
accents serve to both anchor the neutral color scheme so it doesn’t wash out
and pop the apple green in the art.

Charlestonians have long spent summers
on Pawley's Island. We used
black accents in our project on
DeBordieu Creek
to help the eye travel around the room. Black is also a
staple of industrial décor, so we used it liberally to enhance the barnwood
fireplace wall and the organic neturals of the walls and furniture.

We used black accents in our Surfsong Beach project on Kiawah Island to bring a masculine balance to otherwise
feminine elements. Notice the turned legs on the chairs, the slim legs on the
side tables and the tailored profile of the lamps. Black furniture also
hearkens back to West Indies decor, which works so well in Charleston homes.

Black accents lend a sense of mystery
in our Downtown Condo project. On the mirrored fireplace wall, the
predominantly black oil painting relates the foxed mirror to the rest of the
space. On the opposite wall the black frame allows the bold reds and greens to

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