I will admit it.
I am semi-obsessed with black and white.
My favorite beach bag?
Black and white stripes.
My wardrobe is filled with black and white
clothing, shoes and yes, even handbags.
The exterior colors of our house?
You guessed it- black and white.
We even have black shutters on the french doors
and black window boxes
Did I mention I was mildly obsessed?
Throw in a bit of pink and I am really going crazy.
My Friday Crush post is all about what is inspiring me and this weeks
crush is black and white outdoors -
and yes, mostly black and white stripes outdoors.
It is almost Summer
(can you believe it?)
so we are refreshing and re-doing a few things outside to get ready for some fun
Summer entertaining that is on the agenda.
My love of black and white is not new-
and I have snuck some stripes into my designs
from time to time as well.
Do you remember the great black and white rug debate?
Though black and white stripes indoors isn't my favorite- using them outdoors is a different story.
I am in love with that classic yet fresh feeling it has.
Here are a few of my favorite inspirations from Pinterest this week
White houses with black and white details.
|via house beautiful|
Black and white stripes is a pretty and classic touch for outdoors
and they feel fresh and invigorating at the same time.
I shared this image on FB not long ago and the indoor sofas outdoors
got quite a bit of attention. I am loving the look myself.
It can also be a simple touch-rather than an overload-
with just a cushion or pillow.
This one from Pottery Barn has a nice mix of pillows and the umbrella
and that classic black and white house is a perfect backdrop.
The surprise here- the stripes on the ceiling upstairs.
Of course, you don't always need stripes for black and white.
This is perfectly charming without the pattern.
I think this is one of my favorite images this week.
Black and white and nature all around
and of course- those pink flowers playing along perfectly.
|Style Me Pretty|
That is what I am crushing on this week.
Find all the sources and more on my Pinterest board
What about you?
What colors are inspiring you this week?
Happy Friday everyone.