Black Beams Define an Airy and Sophisticated Living Room

Who: Janette Mallory, interior designer at Janette Mallory Interiors

Where: California

Why we love this pic: Who says black can't be airy? Certainly not the creator of this breezy living room design. The neutral color palette sets a light and uplifting tone as striking black exposed beams and window accents define the space with dynamic sophistication. Meanwhile, thoughtful organic decor and visual art punctuate the design with inviting texture and personality.

The takeaway: Mix light and dark elements for an ultra-dynamic design.

Get the look:

Dark gray oversized square ottoman
credit: Article
Beige linen drape
credit: Pottery Barn
Minimal reclaimed wood console
credit: West Elm

Kelly Weimert

Kelly Weimert

Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric pu... more