Courtney Warren is a Texas-based interior designer whose work has been featured in Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Apartment Therapy, and Today.com. She is a frequent consultant on Fox 4 TV’s Good Day program in Dallas, was ranked in the top 3 percent of interior designers in the US by Houzz.com, and starred in the Dallas episode of TLC’sFour Houses. She delights in helping overwhelmed clients create beautiful spaces—and will never turn down a warm chocolate chip cookie or Diet Dr Pepper.
Every fashionista knows that a woman needs an LBD.
I’m talking about a Little Black Decor! Yes, friends, black is today’s hot accent color. Black window trim, black furniture, black honed granite, black accent walls.
We’re pairing black with white, black with wood–and black with white and wood.
But black with—fall decorations?? Yes, ma’m! And here’s how I did it:
I’ve got my mums and my pumpkins and my greenery: check, check, and check! But the ooh la la is in the black details!
My painted black runner up to the…
black front door with a…
black and white plaid door mat and accents of…
black and white pillows and some…
black and white gingham pumpkins, not to mention some…
black crate lettering, black polka dots, and
a black pail turned pumpkin prop!
The burning question: Why did I spend the time to purchase, haul and arrange (and rearrange and rearrange) these items until dark-thirty and my husband is asking if I want to go ahead and order pizza, he and the boys are starving?
Because–I want it to look to all our guests like what my black sign says:
(So everybody got fed, and I do think it does look welcoming. Can I get an amen?)
Inspired to try some black in your fall porch decor (and I don’t mean a motion-activated fuzzy spider)? Let’s talk!