brazilian black

When we built our house three years ago, I found it really helpful to focus on contrast whenever I got overwhelmed by all the decisions and choices I had to make.  Pale gray walls against super dark hardwood floors, white subway tile against black granite countertops, antique bronze cup pulls against crisp white Shaker-style cabinetry all contribute to the balanced, comfy cozy feel I was so desperately striving for.  My favorite combination, however, is probably the Brazilian black slate flooring and white beadboard run horizontally for an unexpected twist in our master bathroom-the slate is a deep, dark navy and looks so fresh against the beadboard.  Here’s a little peek:

I also put this in my laundry room – it’s super durable and its deep, dark navy hue hides dirt pretty well – but I also think it adds a gorgeous touch to kitchens, living areas and porches, as well!  Here are a few spaces that are even more inspiring, thanks to this beautiful material:

Miles Redd

Marguerite Rodgers



Brooks + Falotico

Thomas Smythe

Phoebe Howard via Atlanta Homes + Gardens

Calvert Wright via Elle Decor


Christopher Architects

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  1. Kate on April 4, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Gorgeous! I would love to see more of your home!

  2. Nola on April 5, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Another beautiful post-so much inspiration. Your blog has blown me away since I recently found it. I would have to say it is one of the best there is xx

  3. Kelly Stivers on April 5, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Thank you so much and welcome, Nola! Kate – a full tour is coming soon 😉

  4. Emily on April 5, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    I LOVE your blog and was going to ask the same thing – would LOVE to see more of your home!! Can't wait to see the house tour! What city/state do you live in? Happy Friday!

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