B + W Inspiration

Posted By Lauren-Houston | May 27, 2010 | 9 Comments | Category: Design Inspiration, Designers

The home of Toronto designer Jennifer Ferreira is chock full of inspiration.  I would love to have the restraint to do my entire home in a black and white palette…maybe I’ll save that for my dream Paris pied-a-terre (someday, someday).  So for now I’ve pulled together lots of black and white pieces that would pull together fabulous spaces.  

Wisteria’s Sleek and Simple Sofa

French Mid Century Coffee Table

Chevron pillow by Madeline Weinrib

Vintage Arm Chair

Blackened Brass Pedestal Table

Relic Gold Bowl

Kulla Floor Lamp

Parchment Books from Pieces

Pottery Barn Bedding

Craig’s List Houston find – I’d paint it black

Faceted Crystal Lamp

King George Bench from PlexiCraft


Lauren here, the Houston blogger…yes, I’m alive.  I’ve felt snowed under since about October but I am SO GRATEFUL to be busy with work! 

I’m excited to share new pieces from Bernhardt Interiors…a great, affordable line available at retail showrooms that Jill introduced us to.

Kendall Lanscape Mirror

Abalone Shell Bunching Cocktail Table – Okay, I’m mildy obsessed with this pair above, and the mirrored table below.

Reclaimed Elm Console Table – would be great turned into a sink console w/exposed plumbing.


Ridge Ottoman – I can’t resist and “x” base bench!

Slope Arm Chair – would love these around my Dining Room table



Kennedy Sofa – I’d add two bolster pillows on either end. 

Caden Sofa – I can see this at the end of a bed in a large Master Suite.  It would also work well in a small apartment. 

Tremont Chair – really crushing on this chair!

Dalia Chair


The price point on these items is surprising!  So great for anyone starting out and buying furniture. 

First of all, before I digress AGAIN about how much I love lucite/acrylic tables, I HAVE to share this Austin Craig’s List posting that my friend Katherine so kindly sent to me.  I mean the title KILLS ME.  Amazing.  Someone in Austin please buy this table and report back on the buying experience because I bet it would be well worth the trip to Leander. 

Okay, back to business.  The above two images of my mega t.v. producer Ellen Rakieten’s apartment decorated by both Nate Berkus AND Anne Coyle is home to my DREAM coffee table.  A 1960’s mix of lucite and gold…sigh. 

I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw this in the Wisteria catalog today…the thought literally crossed my mind, “okay, but how would I add gold to it?!”   If you’ve seen my living room, you know I do not need anymore gold! 


 via Apartment Therapy classifieds

Ahhhh…1st Dibs you never disappoint!

Brass & Lucite table also found on 1st Dibs



Lucite Trunk from Mecox

Charles Hollis Jones table available on 1st Dibs through Steven Sclaroff


The Paris Apartment Boutique is a wonderful source for lucite items (above three tables from there).