Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tommy's House

Remember that about 5 mins ago I was starting to feel totally over black walls well I'm eating my words now, because we are back to being in love!

Did you know that Tommy (aka Sarah's fab design sidekick) has a facebook page?

Well he does and he recently posted pictures of a home where he use to live that he renovated from top to bottom.

Check out the black walls:

How stunning is that chevron quilt plus I'm loving all the wood tones through out the space!

It reminds me a bit of something Mr. Eddie Ross would do.

He also showcased this drool worthy kitchen that is currently in the latest issue of House & Home Kitchen and Bath special issue.

Instead of black on the walls we get hit with black from the floor to the windows!

Look at that those tiles. What a great idea to place them in a herringbone pattern. That would make any plain jane budget tiles from Home Depot turn into a show stopper. Such an easy project that you could do on a floor tiles or a backsplash.

Images photographed by Michael Graydonand via Tommy's facebook album.

* A big thanks to all of you for telling me to leave the black paint as is. So happy I didn't paint it. :)



Blogger modern jane said...

I did a post on him once. I love how all his things still look great in his new white and bright space! The black was pretty amazing though!

August 25, 2010 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger modern jane said...

August 25, 2010 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger LifestyleBohemia said...

Really gorgeous! I only recently became brave enough to use darker colors in my home (my living room is now dark blue). Perhaps some day I will be bold enough to try black as well!

August 25, 2010 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger Nichole @ Parlour said...

Oooo, good find. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us.

August 25, 2010 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

I think black walls are the new white.

August 25, 2010 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Rene said...

Wow! I agree that the wood tones and the black look striking together. And that herringbone pattern would jazz up just about anything.


August 25, 2010 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Teresa Meyer said...




August 25, 2010 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

I love Tommy! But I didn't know his place looked like this! So beautiful!

August 25, 2010 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Stephanie Sabbe said...

Love this house!! Do you read door sixteen? She loves black

August 25, 2010 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger besterk said...

The black can be so nice, I love the deep grays on the wall.

Makes for a great accent wall!!!
Kendra Young DIY

August 25, 2010 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Robyn said...

I have a design crush on Tommy and Sarah. Can't miss one of their shows. My husband doesn't even consider deleting any of them on the DVR without asking ;)

August 25, 2010 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

the black walls are to die for, and the gold accents against it are gorgeous!I've always wanted to do black walls, maybe in a guest bathroom or something, someday :)

August 25, 2010 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger autumn said...

i love tommy!
funny and wildly talented to boot. i love the super masculine vibe of his home he remodeled. scrump----tious!!

August 25, 2010 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger Wanderings of a Wannabe said...

So glad you didn't paint it! That room is amazing- I love that quilt! AND...Can not believe your headboard!! It turned out so beautiful...sounds like LOTS of work! Not sure my husband would have done it!

August 25, 2010 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Visual Vamp said...

It just go to show you how fickle we are ha ha.
If you truly love something, then it doesn't matter what's in or out.
But that's not the problem - the problem is we want it all! And we can have it all when it comes to paint!
I have been toying with the idea of painting my bedroom black. Truly.
Don't know how it would play with the light in New Orleans. Some paint colors look better in different regions.
Great post!
xo xo

August 25, 2010 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger bazaarofserendipity said...

amazing he is just soo talented! I love the feeling it gives off and the colors!

August 25, 2010 at 12:07 PM  
Anonymous Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

LOVE Tommy! That kitchen makes me drool. :)

August 25, 2010 at 12:16 PM  
Anonymous Splendid Sass said...

I love black and believe that every room must have some black. Love these images.

August 25, 2010 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Debbie@Vintage Scout Interiors said...

Thank you for sharing this! I think I had seen the kitchen, but the bedroom- swoon! Reminds me a little bit of the show house bedroom we just rapped up a few months ago.

August 25, 2010 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger The mad woman behind the blog said...

I absolutely love how masculine the space is without alienating the ladies! Perfection

August 25, 2010 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger LittleBlackHome said...

I love black walls!! I wouldn't put them just anywhere in my house, but it's definitely nice in a bedroom. Very sultry. Also love the black shades on the lamps- dark shades give such a sexy glow at night. I love all the wood, too. AND all that gorgeous brass!I'm also a big fan of layered bedside tables. And the kitchen? BEEE-UTIFUL! Black, white, and wood is always sooo sexy, sophisticated, and timeless.

August 25, 2010 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger Tamstyles said...


August 25, 2010 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger Hello Lover... said...

I also love his facebook page - when I saw that kitchen with the black floors - I fell in love!

August 25, 2010 at 1:55 PM  
Anonymous Emily @ Timeless Paper said...

Love Tommy & his home! You mentioned in your previous bathroom update post that you were considering imperial trellis fabric for your shower curtain but it wasn't in the budget. I'm in the process this week of creating my own trellis fabric curtains DIY style for one of my guest rooms. I created a stencil and painted it! I've been blogging about it this week as I progress. Stop by and check it out if you're interested. I even posted the stencil for sale in my shop in case you didn't want to create your own. I love cutting paper and I love your blog! Thanks for stopping by if you do!

August 25, 2010 at 3:08 PM  
Blogger AB HOME Interiors said...

What a gorgeous home!! It really does ooze his style I must say!

August 25, 2010 at 3:48 PM  
Anonymous Maggie Rose said...

Wow, stunning! Now I'm wishing I had a space to paint black!

August 25, 2010 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger Style Chronicle said...

Gorg! Don't be over black. It is too chic.

August 25, 2010 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger my favorite and my best said...

he worked that kitchen ov-uh!!!

August 25, 2010 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger MyLittleHappyPlace said...

So, THAT'S where that kitchen came from! First time I saw them, I thought I'd died and gone to cucina heaven!

August 27, 2010 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger Pemberley said...

LOVE all the black and white! Bookmarking now for a reference.

August 28, 2010 at 1:59 AM  
Blogger Joyce said...

I am completely addicted to the Sarahs house series, and design inc too, its fab!

September 1, 2010 at 12:26 AM  

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