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By Debbie AndersonSeptember 30, 2020No Comments

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

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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.

Matte-black Turkish wine glasses with copper-color interiors have a dark elegance. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive, they’re hand-finished with food-safe paint (hand-wash only). $59.95/set of four.

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The Diptyque Baies candle — Bulgarian rose and black currant berries — is packaged in a black glass container, $98, Neiman Marcus.

The Harper pendant light, $150, from Ethan Allen comes in multiple sizes, all in a matte finish with a subtle wood accent.

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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.

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Crate & Barrel Multiple Dallas locations Ethan Allen 2171 E. Southlake Blvd., 817-488-9888, ethanallen.com Neiman Marcus The Shops at Clearfork, 5200 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth, 817-738-3581, neimanmarcus.com P.S. The Letter 2100 Hulen St., Fort Worth, 817-731-2032, pstheletter.com West Elm Crockett Row at West 7th, 2869 W. 7th St., Fort Worth, 817-810-9078, westelm.com Williams-Sonoma University Park Village, 1620 S. University Drive, Fort Worth, 817-334-0009; Southlake Town Square, 172 State St., 817-416-5932; williams-sonoma.com