I just happened to stumble across this quote and have found it quite appropriate from many of the rooms I have decorated. I always have collected antiques and love to display them around my home. Depending on the room, I find black to be a calming neutral color that really creates a sense of drama without being too harsh even if it is just a touch.
The black detail in the fabric is subtle
but adds a sense of texture to the curtains from my Library
Even the simplicity of adding a black lampshade makes a difference
with the composition of this vignette
*The pieces on the chest are all antiques that I have collected
including the statue, books, and lamp post
The black bookshelves may be more than a "touch of black"
but I love the way the gilded antiques stand out
A sense of curvature is added to my bathroom with this simple black bookcase
*Coral, Antique glasses and boxes are displayed
My salon was very monochromatic with shades of White and Cream
but this side table was a great touch of black
Lastly, I love the touch of black in the tile and tops of the stools here in the Kitchen.
*There seems to be much more of an impact with the black