twice as nice

It’s another manic day, and I’ve had nothing but computer issues all morning, so before I lose my mind, I wanted to share a gorgeous beach home designed by the wonderfully talented interior design firm, Black and Poole.  Founder Gretchen Kubiak definitely became a girl after my own heart when she designed a Victorian in Cape May, New Jersey, and covered the walls in black paint and grasscloth!  It’s such a refreshing change to see a beach home in darker colors:

White moulding ledges look crisp against black walls and highlight art and coral beautifully:

Keeping accessories neutral and light helps keep the overall feeling calm, despite dark walls:

I posted the following dining room in a previous post, but I can’t get enough!  The blue/black walls, antique brass chandelier and warm wood furniture is very reminiscent of East Coast yacht club, but here it’s warm and inviting:

LOVE the rope tie backs:

Grasscloth + brass fixtures = happiness:

 Here are my picks for creating a similar look:

Rope tie backs

Grasscloth wallpaper

Library sconce

Benjamin Moore paint in Soot

Pelham sconce

Faux coral

nautical flag pillow diy

Peyton Drape

Stormy seas photograph

Holman picture ledge

Jillian totes


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I'm Kelly, interior designer, stylist, hostess with the mostest and editor of my blog, where I share pics of my work, my own home, décor projects, entertaining hacks, where to find the best decorating deals and all the beautiful things that are currently inspiring me!




  1. annie on February 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    I think you may have just found my new paint color, Benjamin Moore in Soot…has a nice ring to it…in an odd sort of way!

  2. Kelly Stivers on February 16, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Isn't it gorgeous? It does have a rather odd ring to it! 🙂 xx

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