To add a modern twist to a Country House interior, think black. Pepper touches of ebony hued accents and painted furniture throughout. In large doses, like my piano and bed, it makes a graphic statement that anchors and lends weight to a room. Smaller, more subtle elements – an accent chair, an inky tole lampshade, even hardware – the color black brings out the simple beauty of form and adds a certain elegance to any room.
Give it a try.