Black & White & Orange/Rust

As much as I heart white and crisp rooms I also gravitate towards black and orange. (Burnt orange is also very pretty together with gray. I use those color combinations in several of my rooms). Red is pretty but too harsh for me.). A pretty black chest like this, from a flea market in Paris must move in with me soon! It adds a little drama to just about any room.

An oldie from my inspiration file. But this area is so pretty with black, white, orange and little bit of gold = timeless!

 (Greet, if you see this – I envision you riding boots lined up just like that! Picture perfect!).

I recently scored this pretty, vintage handmade bust (from Denmark of all places!) at a local antiques shop. Would look pretty on that black chest. (Now it is placed on a very old Swedish chess table).

Last week was my special time at home with my kids before they head back to school and I turned my back on everything in cyberland. Coming Wednesday ALL three of my kids will be in school full time! I will have a new life! Scary and fun at the same time. (Imagine what I will get done!).

Hugs to you all.

Still time! Don’t forget to enter our store giveaway!

You might be the first one in the US to receive (or perhaps you want to give it away as a perfect gift) a handmade heart necklace designed to your own family configuration! The giveaway ends on Thursday @ midnight. Enter giveawayhere.

Image no. 1 via Skona Hem, no. 3-5 via Splendid Willow.
Written by Splendid Willow in: Lovely Rooms |


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    Kramar från Madrid

  • Hey Mon!
    Happy Fall (almost)…love the colors. Good luck enjoying your new routine!

  • I recently changed my logo etc…can you tell me how to change it on your blog comments section?
    Thanks Mon

  • Loved absolutely everything about this post! The photos, your bust and the adorable note to Greet. :)
    Merci, Mon!

  • Franki Parde says:

    Really, that is the “perfect” shade of orange…that “splash of sepia” infused with orange…franki

  • Monica-
    I can’t take my eyes off of the first image! I have never been able to exclude rust from my decor, and this validates my choices.
    In’t it great to get back to a schedule. Nice to have them home for the summer, but great to get back to normal life.
    Happy Tuesday.

  • Loi Thai says:

    Hej Mon!
    I love your Danish bust! And your beautiful chess table = yummy!! I love orange as an accent color….especially come fall. I didn’t know about the giveaway…will enter :)

  • Michele says:

    These images make even the summeryest girl like me swoon!!! The bust is perfect there! I have some busy weeks ahead just when you will be singing hallelujah school’s in session!

    Love to you.


  • Love, love, love that first shot – what a great vignette framed by one of my favorite colors! I have linen curtains hung in the living room right now for a Summery feel, but my first project after school gets started will be to make some in this pretty rust color for a whole new look! Best of luck with the school start – there certainly is a lot going on in September to get everything underway!

  • I love the mix of white, black and orange. Really makes me think of autumn and the change in the colour of the leaves. Although I love summer I am very much looking forward to the autumn and all of the new interior trends which will follow with it. Not normally a fan of black and white but these images with the orange are gorgeous.

  • I’ve just fallen in love with rust- bought some velvet this past weekend and can’t wait to put it somewhere:) LOVE your new bust- gorgeous.

  • Delishhh says:

    Love the first picture and the black black chest! My favorite is the pictures hanging in the second pictures with the woman in the orange dress. Love it! Happy first week of your rest of your life!

  • Tracey says:

    I am super happy for you now that the world is your oyster and you have a little bit more free time to do as you please :-) As for the rusty orange …… love it. I truly love how black and white can set off a color so beautiful.

  • Greet says:

    Hahaha sweet friend!! I saw it of course!!! And yes my boots are lined up as these here!!! Love that picture!! And I love to bring in a touch of orange in my home!!I love to see orange pillows in my white covered chairs and sofa’s.
    Have a great week sweetie!!

  • Michèle Laube says:

    The Danish bust alone is beautiful, but pairing it with the chess table is brilliant. LOVE it!

  • Stacey says:

    I LOVE any space that has some orange in it and I know that’s no secret:-). These are really beautiful, especially that first image! XX

  • Charlotta says:

    Hej vännen!

    Hinner knappast med blog världen just nu men ville titta in och säga hej.
    Vi förlorade vår älskade katt i förr går och alla är otröstliga.

    Orange är vackert – särskilt den fina djupa brända tonen du skriver om. En härlig färg som passar alla årstider, men kanske speciellt så här på hösten.
    Jätte fina bilder och inspiration.

    Kramar från andra sidan havet.

    xxx sis

  • Sherry Hart says:

    You have picked a combination that I love!!! Especially when the orange is a deep rich version like the ones you have showed…..and I have been searching for a bust like that forever…..dang…..lucky you!

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