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Boldly Balanced with Sacramento Interior Designer Kerrie Kelly

03/29/2017 01:04PM ● By Style

While monochromatic color palettes can be seen all around us, its most established presence might be in the design world. A fusion of high contrast and creative interpretation, the black and white trend is here to stay. 

Combining glossy with matte and printed with plain, alongside geometric prints and metallic accessories, this boldly balanced loft is a cozy and contemporary nest for a young, stylish couple. 

The master bedroom had a perfect structure for DIY wainscoting and the addition of visual elements and sophisticated design details, while the two windows added a perfect amount of natural light, allowing the stark colors to truly shine. Typically, millennials prefer spaces that are sleek and streamlined, so this space offers clean lines, high contrast and a neutral color palette.


For an out-of-the-ordinary touch, consider painting your trims and moldings black. The contrast offers a touch of traditional elegance to contemporary nests. 

An easy way to personalize a black and white space is to mix up the patterns you use. Combining a dotted print with a more eclectic geometric pattern adds visual interest and dimension to any room.

Add details like nail head trim or tufted fabric to an upholstered chair for an elegant touch.

Incorporate metallic accents for a glam vibe; subtle details add interest to a classic color palette.

Anchored by modern hues, this loft offers up-to-date design paired with comfy elements to create the perfect retreat.  

Kerrie L. Kelly is an award-winning interior designer, author and multimedia consultant. She has authored two books: Home Décor: A Sunset Design Guide, published by Oxmoor House, and My Interior Design Kit, with Pearson Professional and Career Education. To contact her, visit or call 916-706-2089.
Home photos by Brian Kellogg, photo of Kerrie L. Kelly by Dante Fontana

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