So, remember when I repainted the vintage Hollywood Regency hutch, taking it from speckled, '70s mustard yellow to modern, bright yellow? Well, after about a year of living with that color, I decided that it was Just. Too. Much. And then I began my love affair with Farrow & Ball Pitch Black. And it was all over but the crying.
That's several coats of Pitch Black, plus the custom dove gray wall color on the back panel and hardware. I love it. I'm a bit annoyed that I spent all that time painting it yellow, but this is the way things go. Sometimes you pick a color you love and you outgrow it or decide that it doesn't have a place in the design you're making.
As further evidence of my new interest in black as a unifying element, I've started working on an art wall over the couch. Earlier this year, it was just one little painting. Now I've got a bunch of pieces up. They look a little crooked in this shot—I should do some adjusting. As usual, Maggie presides over all items in the house as chief curator.