decor, inspiration

the finishing touch

Tiles, Douglas Jones; fabric samples, Home Fabrics.

Using black for the finishing touches in your home is a bold yet sophisticated way to go. From the slender noir metal legs of a chic armchair to a pitch-black sidetable or inky marble walls, there are many ways to achieve this effect. We've listed a few lovely items on the darker side of the spectrum to help you create the look. For more monochrome inspiration, see how this 160-year-old Victorian home has been given a luxurious update that relies heavily on touches of black.
Large-format wall tiles from Italtile: the marble-finish Arkit tile is a replica of Nero Marquina marble, and the geometric diagonal Arkit Decor tile is a combination of white Carrara and Nero Marquina marbles, from R439 per square metre (40x120cm),

Allie chair upholstered in Sunday Dark Grey with metal legs in Black R6 599,

Esker Double Fold Sconce lamp in Black by Kelly Wearstler, POR, Glo Lighting.

Ambit Rail pendant lamp by Muuto R17 800, Créma Design. Flush bathrooms stock a wide variety of matt-coated black taps. 

Shiitake sidetable made of aluminium with a powder-coated finish R4 995, Weylandts.

Moller sideboard POR, Bofred X Composite Design.