Home Trend: Styling a Black Bookcase

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Painting your bookcases black is a bold choice, creating the perfect backdrop to display your favourite decor. This is definitely a big trends in home decorating this fall/winter and it’s an easy do-it-yourself update for your space! Try mixing your books with decor pieces in bright white and shiny metallic to pop off the black backdrop and create visual interest.

Try our Benjamin Moore paint selections: Onyx 2133-10, Jet Black 2120-10 + Universal Black 2118-10.

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Available at Mountain Home Decor in Whistler, BC: 1. Geode decor, 2. Antler candelabra, 3. White potted succulent, 4. White crystal, 5. Books – image only, 6. Hammered silver vases, 7. Horn and silver rimmed picture frame, 8. Silver antiqued mirror display box, 9. Brass sphere.

Inspiration images found here: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.


Designer Picks : Laura’s Animal Chic

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Getting hooked on the new animal chic

Living in a mountain ski resort, some tend to go a little overboard with the lodge look of days gone by- bear rugs, big moose heads, bear throws and plaid fabrics.( I have to admit I fell into this trend by having my couch reupholstered with a red/blue/green plaid in the 90’s) Animals and animal decor were a definite must to complete the rustic log cabin retreat look in the woods. While bears are still a cute decor addition in Whistler- long gone are the big furry trophy heads above the fireplace.

Today animals are slowly creeping back into modern and even romantic upscale apartments and homes with a classier look. Animal chic is now trending in glossy white, metallic silver and even black adding a touch of glamour to your space. Who would have thought that stag heads, zebras and deer could add an element of elegance to a design.

In small doses you can also add some fun & whimsy for entertainment- they will be sure to grab some attention. How fun is a stainless steel moose shot glass or a wine pour.

To complete this look our Benjamin Moore colours are Distant Gray (OC-68 ), a very bright white , Onyx (2133-10 )for the dramatic and Metallic Silver (2132-60 )for a softer look.

Product Images: All available at Mountain Home Decor in Whistler, BC. 1. White cuckoo clock, 2. Chrome stag head, 3. Zebra print cowhide rug, 4. White + Silver wall hanging, 5. White ceramic vase, 6. Bottle topper, 7. Cowhide stool, 8. Bookends.