Modern Monochrome

By on 02-01-2014 in Get the Look, Inspired By, Interior Design, Shop There, Uncategorized

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of interior spaces with a black and white theme. There’s just something so cool and classic about the look of it, you can rarely go wrong with a monochrome colour palette. I’ve recently just moved into a new apartment, and I’m definitely going to steal some ideas from this home I’m featuring today. Ollie & Seb’s Haus is a blog dedicated to modern and trendy interiors, fashion, food and design. The owner of this inspired blog is Deborah, who is 30 years old and lives in Glasgow with her husband and two adorable children, Oliver and Sebastian. She has a background in Interior Design and Visual Merchandising/Styling, and decided to document her passions and inspirations in her blog, so that she could look back and refer to it whenever she needed a little motivation. Read on to get a glimpse of Deborah’s chic black and white themed apartment!



I’m just in love with this study! The charcoal feature wall, white trestle desk table, the grey work lamp and of course, the ‘Le Sac En Papier Merci’ bag (or rubbish bin). You can’t have a study without an inspiring mix of photographs and illustrations above your desk. As you see, Deborah has still kept within the monochrome colour palette even for this space. You can buy white trestles similar to those in the images above from Ikea, they’re roughly $15 a pop, and they look amazing! Add a fur throw to an Eames chair with armrests, and you’ve got yourself a very comfortable desk chair.



The dining and living room has a very Parisian chic look to it. It’s probably the beautiful terrace windows, and the pink flowers that sit atop the dining table. Wouldn’t you just love eating breakfast in front of that view! I’m obsessed with grey fabric sofas at the moment, I seem to see them everywhere nowadays. They’re so simple to decorate because of their neutral colour tone. Throw some patterned cushions on the sofa for a more vibrant look, or perhaps add a cable knit throw and some black and white cushions for a trendier feel. Think delicate and light accessories for a softer finish in your living room space.



The fireplace is another favourite of mine in this beautiful home. The black painted details work perfectly with the grey marble. Deborah has surrounded this feature piece with black and white photographs, graphics and illustrations. Mix up the size of your frames for a more informal look. Try layering frames on top of each other, and place with neutral and soft accessories, such as vases and candlesticks. To break up the black and white, it’s always a good idea to throw in a bright green potted plant.



It’s definitely the small details that caught my eye in this stunning apartment. Seen above the master bed is a hanging light bulb pendant in front of an image of a mountain landscape. The black and white stripe and block colour cushions work perfectly in this bedroom scene. The kids bedroom is a little brighter, and displays colourful children’s books, cute owl cushions, toys and the Ikea Stockholm patterned rug, which fills up the space nicely. I love the green and orange illustration of the tiger and the rainy cloud image that sits above the bed. Check out how you can recreate this look below, featuring two sale products from BoConcept!

Source: Ollie & Seb’s Haus



1. BoConcept Table On Sale Now $636  2. Domayne Copper Projector Lamp $99  3. Ikea Stockholm Cushion $29.99  4. Matt Blatt Replica Eames Chair On Sale Now $69  5. BoConcept Bergen Sofa On Sale Now $2,304


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