From Margaret Everton on May 24, 2010 in New York
Black and white might not seem like a very creative color scheme, but this farmhouse-turned-glamour-abode in New York uses the color pair to strut its stuff like nobodys business. Designed by Schappacher White, there isnt much wrong with this home, except of course, the high chances of it suffering from unsightly stains.
While the interior was renovated and updated, the exterior remained true to its original form, and as a result maintained its classic appeal. Playing on this, the backyard has a whimsical feel perfect for lounging with a glass of wine on a summer night.
Its the interior of the home that feels as if it was plucked straight from a high-end magazine, with white looking like the new it color and black accents just adding to the drama.
The color scheme continues all the way down to the tiniest details, like the stairs and railing shown here. Each room contains an antique touch that contrasts nicely with the modern glamour present in the rest of the design.
While much of the home was crafted with serious style in mind, that doesnt mean there isnt room for a bit of playfulness (i.e. the chalkboard wall in the kitchen). It even adds some creativity into the mix.
Tying it all together is the brilliantly decorated dining room, complete with French doors that lead out to the backyard. A black chandelier brings the focus to the table, while decorative touches make the whole room overflow with personality.
Its rare to see a color scheme carried throughout an entire house, but Schappacher White was able to make this one work. And even with that extra dose of pizzazz, it still looks comfortable.