The Dark Side
Compiled by Meda Kessler and Babs Rodriguez
Honestly, black is a style statement we embrace year-round, whether glossy or matte. Jet-to-charcoal hues are the perfect counterbalance to white, backdrop for brights and foil for metallics — and always work to set a mood or elevate a scene
Hand-decorated patterns, rich color combinations and other signature design work define tableware from English company Royal Crown Derby. While we respect tradition, we’re loving the new Studio Glaze Collection Almost Midnight pieces. A rich, dark glaze on porcelain, hand-done for a beautiful texture, is both modern and timeless. Prices run from $38 for a cereal bowl to $48 for a dinner plate. Find the collection at P.S. The Letter.
West Elm has partnered with New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for a special collection noteworthy for form and function. We like this lacquered wood Satellite Bowl by Italian designer Carlo Contin. $40, online only at westelm.com.
The Leanne Ford collaboration with Crate & Barrel showcases the designer’s “dark” side with her West bar cabinet, which pairs cane and wood in an eye-catching shape. Inside are two fixed shelves, a wine bottle storage rack and a mirrored back. $1,999 at crateandbarrel.com.