Monday, March 12, 2012

Side by side :: Black + White

Happy Monday lovelies! I had a great weekend and got a chance to catch up on my glossy reading, which included the latest issue of Lonny. I was thrilled to see that two of the homes featured a black and white palette - but that was where the similarities ended, as they had each been decorated in completely opposing styles: the first a Malibu beach house and the second a chic NY apartment...


First up was the cape-cod style beach house, owned by designer and boutique owner, Tobi Tobin who has decorated her home beautifully with a mix of modern furniture and antiques + vintage finds... I would be impossible not to feel uplifted + inspired waking up and staring at that incredible view every day...




The second home was that of Laura + Diego Garcia, who successfully managed to fuse together modern elegance with an edgy flair. The result is a very glam + rock-chic apartment which complements both of their individual styles perfectly...





So, there you have it: two opposing styles both using the same colour palette; do you have a favourite?


Check out the rest of the issue here.


Happy Monday friends!


Rachel xo




Image credits: March/April Lonny Mag

17 comments:

  1. Oh Rachel, both homes are so beautiful! Love the rustic elements combined with the sophisticated colour palette in the first home and the modern elegance of the second one. Wishing you a wonderful week! xo
    Ada

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  2. I love the second home! It's so glam and chic!

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  3. Its hard to choose which home I like more. They both have beautiful style. Glad you had great weekend, I was delighted to see the new Lonny too!

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  4. I loved the Manhattan home, the gorgeous photography certainly helped as well. Loved the black dining room - so chic!

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  5. I haven't read the new Lonny yet. Both these homes appeal to me and I have to say that I really like that tripod lamp in the first home, I would love to have one ;-)

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  6. Oooh that second place is super cool...though they both are amazing!!!

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  7. Loved them both too- there's nothing like a clean/fresh black and white palate:)

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  8. My bedroom is done in black and white. I love the sophisticated look that it gives off! xo

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  9. Gorgeous images, I love the New York apartment the best - it's so chic!

    Laura xo

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  10. oh, I'd have to say the apartment.. and particularly that artwork... Have a great day.x

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  11. Love {love} these images! My go to palette is black, white, tan {with a bit a pink or blue or green tossed into the mix}. Fabulous!

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  12. Definitely my all time favourite combo...love this post, divine images, wonderful inspiration xo

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  13. Aren't they incredible?! I wish I could hold back enough to do a black and white palette... I just love color too much!!

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  14. Definitely the first - the wooden accents make feel warmer and lived in.

    Andrea x

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  15. They are both gorgeous!, but I really love the home of Tobi Tobin, the feature light in the first photo is stunning!
    I really need to find some time to read Lonny, if this is a taste of the latest issue, I can't wait to see the rest.

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