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.

Happy decorating!

Love, Nora


  1. Louise on January 19, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    I so agree, black is beautiful!! šŸ™‚

  2. Katie Clooney on January 19, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Thank you for my dose of eye candy. Enjoy your week.

  3. Amy on January 20, 2016 at 7:00 am

    Every room needs a bit of black! Your bedside lampshade is gorgeous, and I adore your flag above the bed. Did you design that? It speaks to me.

  4. Michelle on January 20, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Touches of black in a room ‘make’ it! It’s like adding eyeliner or mascara to the eyes…makes them ‘pop’!

  5. Laurie Anthony on February 5, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Looking through archives and would like to know if the fixture over the farm table is one of a kind or available? Re: January 19, 2016 blog post.
    Thanks for any information.

    • Nora on February 7, 2017 at 12:09 pm

      Hi Laurie! I found that years ago in a small shop. It is a reproduction 18th c. French Military chandelier. Love, Nora

  6. Amanda on April 8, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Where did you find the dining room chairs? All I find is smaller versions of those chairs that are cheap or modernized

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.