The dark gray walls and tonal accents at this monochromatic Copenhagen town house make it cozy and cave-like, while natural illumination and light-toned accessories introduce airiness and circulation.
For 2015, Vipp, the Danish industrial design company known for its iconic trash cans and all-black kitchens, introduces a 592-square-foot prefab unit called Shelter.
For the bathroom of the Atherton-Keener house, Atherton made the bathtub and sinks by hand out of marine-grade plywood held together with aluminum spline joints and dyed with Behlen Solar Lux in jet black. To make them waterproof, he coated every surface in a thick layer of West System marine epoxy, popular with builders of wooden boats.
In the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, what started off as a decorating job turned into a full-blown renovation for designer Nicole Hollis. Painted black, the media room is all about relaxing, whether in the nine-foot-long, extra-deep sofa from Minotti or the lounge chair from B&B Italia.