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Black and hints of white are eternally chic as the master bath of this home in Tuxedo Park, New York proves. An 18th-century ladder-back chair and a 1920s towel stand are set on top of the black wood floors; the sink fittings are by , and the hamper is from .
In a Paris apartment, black-and-grey marble floors in a circular pattern define the entry hallway. A light fixture by Mathieu Lustrerie, floor lamps by Maison Charles, and 19th-century Louis XVI–style chairs adorn the exterior of the room. The console is custom made and the walls were painted faux-marble.
A riad in Marrakech, uses black floors as a base for eclectic interior design. The dining room chairs (inspired by Gerrit Rietveld) and table are by maisonLAB; the series of gouaches is by Raffone.
In a storied Manhattan townhouse, architectural firm and designer James Aman devised spaces that are both glamorous and kid-friendly. Custom-made lacquer cabinetry lines a wall of the black-floored kitchen. The barstools are by , the vintage light fixture is by , and Saarinen Tulip chairs by surround a table designed by John Meeks.
In this glamorous and sophisticated Manhattan loft, the tub, fittings and tiles in the master bath are all by , the vintage light fixture is by JF Chen.
This sprawling kitchen can be found in a Washington home designed by Kelly Wearstler. The space was inspired by artwork owned by the homeowners, creating a stylish cooking area with clean lines and intricate detailing. The black floors provide a chic foundation for the golden cabinetry.
In a New York townhouse's black-and-white kitchen, the sleek pendants are from a Czechoslovakian factory and the 1940s stools are by Warren McArthur. The oven is by , the floor is lined with steel tiles and the staircase is suspended from cable supports.
In the bathroom of a Chicago apartment, a black and white color scheme comes in the form of boldly-patterned wallpaper (applied both vertically and horizontally) and checkerboard ceramic-tile floor by .
This chic modern kitchen in a London townhouse belonging to hostess Rena Abboud is defined by its sleek black tiled floors and elegant brushed-metal island. The stools are Lamboro and the pendant lights are Eichholtz.
In a St. Moritz vacation home, the entry hall is lined with black tiles and features a bench and center table from the 17th century. The lantern is 18th-century and the walls are decorated with a sgraffito pattern etched directly into the plaster.
In a Central Park apartment with stunning black wood floors throughout, the foyer’s console and mirror are by , and the cocktail table beyond is a custom design.
In the Rio de Janiero home designed by Joao Mansur, black lacquered cabinetry, a high-gloss painted door, and black-tiled floors lend an air of sophistication. A pair of 19th-century English chairs and a Kartell table add comfort to the space.of a
In an entry hall designed by Kelly Wearstler, the floor is patterned with three different marbles while the ceiling features a wall covering by .
Black floors set the stage for an eclectic collection of furniture and decor inside this Connecticut weekend house. The tub is byand has fittings by , the armchair is antique, the ebonized Louis XVI commode is from Duane and the walls are painted in .
A Notting Hill townhouse's master bath is sheathed in black Nero Marquina marble, a striking contrast to the large white sink. The 1950s slipper chair is by Ico Parisi, and the 1950s vase by Ercole Barovier was found at a Paris flea market.
In a 19th-century Federal home in New York, the master bath's tub, sink, fittings, and black limestone flooring are by Waterworks. The sconces are by , the kilim is from , and the artworks were purchased in London and Paris.
This Tuxedo Park, New York home pairs chic black walls and floors with a brown 1970s leather sofa and matching chairs by Gerard van den Berg. The result? A gorgeous blend of refinement and eclecticism.
Decorator mixes abstract art with classic old-world furnishings in the ebony dining room of a Chicago apartment. The Louis XV–style table is by , the painting is by and the vintage steel sculpture is from .
In the library of a Chicago apartment designed by Eric Ceputis, fireproof black porcelain tiles line the floor and a nook behind a suspended fireplace.
This New Jersey mansion, renovated by designer Nannette Brown, is all about merging classic and contemporary. Bistro chairs by Maison Gatti surround a 19th-century English rectory table in the kitchen; the vintage pendant lights were found at a Paris flea market, the refrigerator is by Sub-Zero, the range is by Wolf, the floor is ebonized oak, and the subway tiles are by American Olean.
The media room in a home outside of Chicago features an ottoman and armchairs by Winters, the sofa is a custom design, and the side tables and tripod lamps are by Restoration Hardware; the hanging light fixtures are by Ralph Lauren Home, the pool table is by Brunswick, and the rug is by Missoni.