Design Aspiration: All-Black Living Room
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Drama Class2 of 14
Sit up straight in this modern twist on the schoolhouse desk chair.
SHOP NOW: Vitra Standard Chair, $780
Black Widow3 of 14
Catch guests in your web of style with these liquid vinyl placemats.
SHOP NOW: Chilewich Rectangle Spun Placemat, $52 for set of 4
Deep Seated4 of 14
This mid-century modern sofa, featuring walnut and black leather, is the perfect seat for a Mad Men marathon.
SHOP NOW: Herman Miller Goetz Sofa, $4,869
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Pitch Dark5 of 14
Amp up the drama with textured black walls for a sultry turn.
SHOP NOW: Puzzle Black Wallpaper, $50 per roll
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Black Magic6 of 14
Adding a mirror to an all-black room reflects natural light and instantly opens up the space.
SHOP NOW: Black Vasari Mirror, $475
Jet Set7 of 14
These unique and contemporary bookends designed by Karim Rashid prove that a glamorous mind is a terrible thing to waste.
SHOP NOW: Menu Knowledge in the Brain Bookends, $180
Getting Dim8 of 14
Turn your lights down low with this smoky side table lamp.
SHOP NOW: Bender Table Lamp, $199
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Round Out9 of 14
To limit the number of bulky furnishings in light-starved rooms, try this metal and rattan side table, which is complete with a steely tray placed on top.
SHOP NOW: Ellipse Table in Weathered Gray, $330
Ebony & Ivory10 of 14
Add this geometric focal point to the room as a high-gloss reprieve from the inky theme.
SHOP NOW: Arktura Pac Coffee Table, $850
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Devil's Cup11 of 14
Sip on something savory (and perhaps even sinister!) from this duet of mysterious crystal old-fashioned glasses.
SHOP NOW: John Rocha at Waterford Black Cut Old Fashioned, $325 for set of 2
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Up In Smoke12 of 14
Instead of letting your black living room feel cold, transform the space into a warm smoldering retreat with this suspended fireplace.
SHOP NOW: Fireorb Suspended Fireplace, from $5,900
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Clean Slate13 of 14
Layering different textures and finishes will add depth and visual appeal.
SHOP NOW: Daltile City View Urban Evening Porcelain Mesh-Mounted Mosaic Tile, $28 per square foot
Work Of Art14 of 14
Reminiscent of the Hottentot Venus, this ebony sculpture exudes the beauty and grace of the feminine form.
SHOP NOW: Ebony Wood Female Sculpture, $595