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4 reasons to have black floors. | japanesetrash.com

Here I go again: something has caught my eye and I’ve decided to share this newfound interior design lust with you. Aren’t you lucky? Today, it’s black floors. I suddenly seem to be seeing them everywhere, and, frankly, I can’t get enough! As some of you already know, my own floors at home are dark brown stained concrete—I like to say that they look like brown leather floors (because they do)—so dark floors are not a new passion of mine. But these amazing black floors deserve some attention of their own.– See more at: The Interior Collective.

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This Russian apartment, designed by Italians Lazzaro Rabon and Andrei Fabbri, has been floating around the interwebs and is too good not to pick up and post. The key to the interior design here, for me, is the designers’ deft way of mixing neutrals–various greys with some browns plus black and white thrown in–to create an attractive space that has a quiet but distinct liveliness. There’s both refinement and relaxation in these spces, with just the right amount of just the right pieces. One thing that I particularly appreciate is the level of contrast found in each of the rooms; I’m not a fan of using pieces together that are the same hue — solid black dining chairs with a solid black dining table, for example. Without contrast, everything blends together into one mass and there’s absolutely no pulse at all. Enjoy!

A statement piece fireplace. | japanesetrash.com

The stone gives visual texture to this neutral kitchen. | japanesetrash.com

This space is a masterpiece of mixing neutrals. | japanesetrash.com

A fascinating staircase. | japanesetrash.com

Grey, brown, black, white; terrific palette. | japanesetrash.com

These rich textures are perfect for a bedroom retreat. | japanesetrash.com

By now, most of you know how much I love images that show designs using concrete. Here are some of my recent favorites, in all areas of the house.

Outside

Such a warm and inviting outdoor space. Love all the concrete. | japanesetrash.com

One of my favorite outdoor spaces ever, this one uses concrete for the pavers, the retaining wall, the fire pit, and even for those low-slung chairs.

Stairs

These concrete stairs and the terrific railing are awesome. | japanesetrash.com

Such a lot of concrete goodness here with that wall and these stairs. The creative railing is awesome, too.

Bathroom

Bathroom countertop, low wooden shelf, tile work, enclosure--it's all great. | japanesetrash.com

So much to love here, but it’s the simple floating concrete counter that is my favorite element of the space.

Kitchen

Concrete kitchen counters can have so much character. | japanesetrash.com

Concrete kitchen counters can have so much great character, like this large, mottled expanse does.

Exterior

Amazing concrete architecture. | japanesetrash.com

The concrete exterior really suits the architecture, style and setting of this house. Amazing.

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