Have you heard of Anouk B out of the Netherlands? Anouk is an interior stylist and seems to be published everywhere lately. Her gorgeously simplistic environments are an inspiration in black and white. See Anouk B in Remodelista, Vosges Paris and Emmas Designblog featuring photographer Marjon Hoogervorst.
Even with the simple color palette and clean, modern lines of these spaces, the rooms are not austere. Warmth and texture is added with just slight details of color and natural materials. We adore this look (plus the fact that she's from our mother’s homeland, the Netherlands) and see this style as a more refined sibling of the sometimes a-little-too-country-rustic but equally modern, Scandinavian design.
Of course as a tile designer (and interior designer) I see one missing detail: Art tile. I can't help it, it is like a blaring hole when I look at these photos. One minute- just let me paint you a picture:
Imagine a backsplash or shower detail of laNeva's 1"x1" straight stack tiles in color #31 Snow. The rhythm and texture is punctuated with a Slice Collection stripe of Christopher’s Signature colorway Rift in #24 Steel / #77 Dune (or if that's too much black, how about Snow/Dune - equally stunning). Aaaahhhh, the perfect compliment!
To see even more of Anuk B’s fabulous work, visit the Italian site/photo album at Living Inside.