HOUSE TOUR: A BLACK-AND-WHITE HOME FILLED WITH WARMTH AND TEXTURE
A family home in Nashville proves why the classic color combo never goes out of style.
While black and white remain a consummate classic for both color lovers and neutralistsalike, interior designers are particularly keen on the color combo as of late.
Take Jason Arnold’s latest project, for instance.
At first glance, it would be easy to say that pops of color draw your eye to the space – an apple green bench in the entryway and a green patterned wallpaper by Osborne and Little in the bathroom come to mind – but it’s the masterful way he uses black and white as his canvas that truly make the space compelling. From there, Arnold mixes textures — a paneled fireplace wall anchors the smooth marble fireplace below it, while a velvet chesterfield sofa sits atop a chevron sisal rug in the living room — balancing casual and formal elements for his clients, real estate developers with a young family.
If it looks like Arnold is partial to velvet throughout the house, it’s because he is: According to the designer, it’s a durable material that makes any space more sophisticated. (Take, for instance, the tiger printed velvet on bamboo dining room chairs, which up the elegance in an otherwise minimalist room.)
It’s that fine balance of masculine and feminine, texture and color, black and white that makes the space not just elegant, but fresh. And for Arnold, that’s what it’s all about. “A family with children can still have a sophisticated space with the right materials in the right places.” Mission accomplished.