Photo Gallery: Black Rooms
Browse dark and dramatic interiors.
Interior designer Scott Yetman believes that every room should have black in it, and there isn’t a room without it in the Knowlton, Quebec holiday home he shares with his partner Jean Michel Lavoie. In the dining room, a contemporary light fixture combines with a Regency-style table and repro white chairs upholstered with black leather and blue gingham fabric.
Yetman and his partner, Jean Michel Lavoie, call this Ralph Lauren–inspired room their “winter room.” Scott designed the sofa and had it covered in a nubby charcoal linen. The chair is upholstered in distressed leather with a mohair seat.
In this luxe library, HGTV star and Toronto designer Tommy Smythe covered the backs of the shelves with a neutral grasscloth wallpaper to balance the shiny black walls. Placing the furniture in front of a bookcase creates a cosy, layered effect.
Decked out with the latest stainless steel appliances, the kitchen of the 2010 Princess Margaret Hospital Showhome is any homeowner’s dream. Marble countertops and a white beadboard ceiling balance cool grey walls and cabinets. Crystal lamps and a hanging lantern add a decorative layer and sparkle. A rustic farmhouse table replaces the ubiquitous island.
Matte black paint on panelled walls, paired with a black clawfoot tub, is an unexpectedly elegant and refreshing change from predictable, white marble bathrooms.