Monday, November 19, 2012

monday motivation, black please

Did you ever consider how a little thing could be so motivating?

I started drinking my coffee black over a year ago.
I like it black.  It took my husband some getting used to.  He kept bringing me coffee with milk in the morning until I simply said two words.  It's the little things that can be very motivating.
Black please.
 It's not that I had anything against milk but I wanted a change.
Black coffee is just right by me and I am loving black accents, doors, boots, frames, grosgrain, chests and fashion.

I also love when I order coffee out.  Just saying black coffee sounds so simple yet bold.
Black please.  


How about you?
What little change have you made that pleased you?

22 comments:

Michelle said...

I love black, and must reighn myself! It's more than a great accent colour, and find it grounds a space. Happy Thanksgiving Patricia!

Michelle said...

didn't correct reign...oops

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Loving the black too (and a husband that brings one coffee)..... but, unfortunately, don't know if I could make the leap with my coffee..... more of a cream girl there. Happy Monday!

Our French Inspired Home said...

The debate still exists in our house on if the new doors and trim will be black or not. It always looks so classy and elegant. - Tonya

Formerly known as Frau said...

I love black accessories, clothing but not coffee. I recently stop having splenda in mine and thought that was huge! Have a wonderful Monday!

Cheryl said...

I just changed our outside doors to black. It has made such a difference. A real statement! I also love the few pieces of black furniture that I have throughout the house. I agree with Michelle. It grounds a space.
Great post. The first photo is amazing!!!

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

I'm all over those black floors right now...in a sober way! X

quintessence said...

I think every room needs a good shot of black - small or large! As for my coffee, I'm still a milk girl although I take my espresso in its pure black state!!

Henhurst Interiors said...

I, too, take my coffee black. And I love these white and black interiors. Very chic.
Have a great week!
Phyllis

ArchitectDesign™ said...

what a coincidence -i just bought black paint from sherwin williams to begin painting all of my doors black! It's such a sharp look, no? Fingers crossed!

Iman said...

Funny you should be talking about black, although I also take my coffee black, and my bedroom set is black.And I would love to paint my doors black, I recently started adding more punches of color to my home and wardrobe. I feel so wild ;)

Kwana said...

What beautiful simple images. You always do a great Monday Motivation. Love it!

MJH Design Arts said...

Black is my favorite go-to color--in rooms it adds just the right about of energy without being too assertive or obnoxious. I still need some milk and a tiny tweke (how do you spell that?) of sugar. But then I drink my coffee super strong. Have a wonderful week. Are the boys coming for Thanksgiving?
Mary

I Dream Of said...

I love straight black espresso to start my day. I've been drinking it that way since my days as a barista way back in college. One shot, two shots, should I have a third? Is the question every morning. Love your pretty black bits here. Very motivating. XO
PS - Thanks for your very kind comment this morning!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

I love white. Black is the opposite, but together they are divine! No black coffee for me.....café au lait, please.

The Buzz Blog said...

We're black coffee drinkers and dark chocolate eaters... And the color features prominently in our wardrobes, too! Though we'd like to make a change and add a little color here and there.
xxoo
C + C

Divine Theatre said...

Black coffee...yes
Black doors...yes
Black floors...Are you INSANE?! Cat hair.

xo

Andie

home before dark said...

I have always loved black and I love mixing various sheens of black together. I've painted my fireplace bricks black and love it! The new beadboard in the library/dining room will be painted black as well!

pretty pink tulips said...

Patricia,
I love that you made a change and are sticking to it!! I am still a milk with my coffee gal, but who knows?!! I do love black...wasn't it Dorothy Draper that said every room needs a spot of black?

I am working on mindfulness...every day. To take a few minute to set my inner compass, prioritize and stay focused on what really matters. I'm a work in progress on that!

xoxo Elizabeth

BRASWELL said...

I adore those black accents!every room needs some black but my coffee-I am like Loi-café au lait, please. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

VictoriaArt said...

Lovely. It reminds me all of the simplicity of the pilgrims. There was a lot of black and white too.

Jean Leonard Cox said...

Love the black accents and try to utilize it in my home. My front door was painted black. Now need to add more to the inside. Am doing a kitchen remodel soon and will have black and white there somewhere.

I started drinking my coffee black when all there was at restaurants, etc. was that phony creamer stuff, so now I can have my coffee however I like wherever I am!

jean