i’m a little funny. i tend to like the opposite of what seems to be the obvious. summer is usually all about color and pattern, but what i’m liking right now is black. black in a bold, graphic and modern way.

i’m not sure how to pinpoint where this inspiration is coming from. might be from a house we installed last week. the house had very dark shingles, almost black, with white trim. the interiors were punctuated throughout with black accents in the hardware, the lighting and the art. there was just something about it all that felt fresh.

not many would think of black as being fresh, but that’s what i think about black right now.

photographs from pinterest.

1- 983acc21e06f80f7d66408c46168ae58 Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 9.17.27 PM 3- c215f40ad2f963113506e19ac035ba00 4- 50757e5bf499418efa9da3ef9143f81e 5- cb866981ae359d8987453b2d1cfd3ba6 6- architecture-offices-berlin-c95-architects 7- 2995a3ee9fa921ff7b4329905e4b4c4c

2956ce10ba38634fb78bed47bed0b15f 8bd389ae7acc2d7f3dec03dc4bc42e9c 9- Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 8.41.44 PM 9--a 10- tumblr_nz1uspca0R1tkt7w1o1_500 11- b2c86d3d79ba81dad7e0f33805b87467 12- bd9690cd5a6d539a321fe9a247af28a8 13- 803e056b551bb474d1eeca2d3a71ee47 14- ae4572a1acca502fa628ce6ec7904d82 15- c57a6261b921b4c841096fe3a61e305a 16- paris_couture2016day3_20160705_6267_jpg_3393_north_660x_white

Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 9.14.59 PM 18- Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 8.41.27 PM 19- tumblr_nrbwida7jb1rsuch2o1_500-11


All posts and content on this blog are created solely for Mark D. Sikes and are a copyright product of Mark D Sikes, Inc. Please do not use posts without written permission or without linking back and crediting the original source. We do our very best to give credit where it is due. However, if an image is credited incorrectly, please contact me at [email protected] so that I can properly credit the image as soon as possible.


Mark D. Sikes reserves the right to moderate comments and remove any comments that are deemed as spam or are inappropriate or offensive without notice.


Any personal information collected on the site will never be sold or disclosed to third-parties.

Affiliates Disclosure

From time to time, I may feature a sponsored post or affiliate links from which I earn a small commission or fee. These posts will be disclosed as such. All opinions are truly and genuinely my own.