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If you’re looking to update your home with a more chic, classic style black wall paint is the untraditional but obvious choice. Stand out from the crowd and a sea of white walls with this bold move.

Of course, not just any room can be painted black and called a look. A large room with bright, natural lighting is the perfect canvas to start with. What’s great about black walls is that, as a classic color, it can work in any room.

Placement

Black walls look crisp and modern with the sharp contrast of white baseboards and even as an accent wall in an otherwise white painted room. For the bold and adventurous, a black ceiling with white walls, despite what you might think, bring height and space to a room.

Tie in your color choice with other elements. Black wallpaper with a white pattern, subway tiles with a dark grout and black and white patterned tile are great ways to do just that. In a kitchen, glossy black cabinets look seamless next to black appliances. While black beadboard and shiplap bring a welcome change to a dominating trend.

Decor

Mix textures to keep things dynamic instead of sterile. Soft white elements like a sheepskin throw, curtains paired with sleek crisp lines will have guests believing you had a professional design your home.

White pieces, whether the porcelain in your bathroom, the mantel in the living room or marble countertops in the kitchen keep your space balanced. Furniture and flooring made of wood in lighter shades look best against the dark backdrop. Take a note from the Scandinavian stylebook by adding decor made up of burlap fabric, terracotta, fur, linen, and stone.

Color to Pair

Bronze and gold hardware add glamour and, when in the form of t-bars style drawer pulls, a very chic, minimalist take on the look. Keep an eye out for utensils, decorative bowls, serving trays and sculptures in these metallic hues to add to your room. And with these colors still growing in popularity they shouldn’t be too hard to find!  

Navy helps to tone down the harshness of black while carrying the deep complexity of the darker color throughout the room. Light hues in addition to white, like creams, beiges, and grays maintain balance and brighten the room.

Bright colors add an unexpected pop against the neutral hues. Olive and forest greens add a rich, deepness while pinks, reds and yellow add a playful touch. Add in a dose of color with throw pillows or artwork. Or allow a piece to grab your visitors attention such as a sofa.

Painting a wall black is not for the faint of heart. It’s certainly a bold move but not an outlandish one. Instead, the final result is decidedly chic and even feels couture.


There are many different advantages to adding more nature to your home inside and out. For one, it makes you happy to be around more natural things. We spend so much time in front of screens and using technology, that it’s nice to be brought back to nature right in your own home. 


All this being said, it’s a great idea to consider building a fish pond on your property. There’s many different advantages to these bodies of water around your home including:


A Pond Will Build Up The Look Of Your Property


If there’s a part of your property that you just can’t get past, perhaps building a fish pond will be a good use of that area. Some people take the idea further, creating a water garden complete with streams. However you decide to build your fish pond; simple or elaborate, you’ll appreciate how it will improve the look of your property.


It Will Spark Your Creativity


Planning where and how a fish pond will go in your yard can really spark your creativity. You and your partner can think about what you want and find the best ways to execute your project. From the way you’ll establish the surrounding landscapes to how you plan to dig the pond to what kind of fish you’ll put in the pond, there’s a lot to think about. The best part is that you will create how you want your property to be more exciting and pleasant to spend time on. 


You Make A Good Use Of Your Space


Maybe you feel that you have a lot of “wasted space” on your property. Installing a fish pond is a great way to make use of the space that you do have in your yard. If you feel that you could be doing something incredible with the space that you do have, building your own pond is a great way to do that. 


Connect With Nature


A fish pond allows for you to enjoy more than just fish. It will attract other types of wildlife including unique insects, birds and more. Watching fish has also been proven to be an activity that reduces stress and increases your level of health. According to studies done by the National Marine Aquarium, the mere act of watching fish has been shown to reduce blood pressure and decrease heart rate. Being in a natural environment is much more soothing to both your physical and mental states.       


While building a fish pond can seem like a huge project, you can see that the benefits are many. You’ll truly feel that you have maximized your land space and can enjoy the many benefits of having your own small wildlife sanctuary right on your property.


Hard to find Mid Cambridge condo with proximity to both Central and Harvard Squares, public transportation and all this location has to offer. Constructed in 1980, this 30 unit dwelling remained attached to the stone facade of the existing church. 3rd floor unit of a 4 story building with southeast exposure. The large living room and bedroom flood with natural light and have direct access to a beautiful and private balcony overlooking Harvard St. The galley style kitchen is a well designed/ functioning space with ample cabinetry. The key amenities in this building include underground garage parking, elevator, basement storage and beautifully landscaped grounds. The interior elements include central AC, in-unit laundry, one full bath and one half bath. Freshly painted in its entirety and the smooth plaster ceilings will nicely augment any improvements made to the kitchen, baths and flooring. Professional management, very low taxes and monthly fees add even more value and opportunity.

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62 Kensington Park, Arlington, MA 02476

Single-Family

$1,675,000
Price

12
Rooms
6
Beds
4/1
Full/Half Baths
Elegant New Construction Colonial in Jason Heights! Thoughtfully and tastefully designed by the owner/architect, this custom home features 4054 sq. ft. of living space with appointed detail, quality materials and all amenities. Four floors of spacious and open living with a versatile floor plan.The main floor features the ultimate chefs' kitchen with Wolf cooktop, separate wall oven and all stainless appliances that complement painted cabinetry, quartz countertops, an island and pantry. The adjoining dining and living room with gas fireplace and rear deck are perfect for entertaining. Custom mudroom with built-ins and beautiful half bath complete this level. The 2nd level has a gorgeous master suite with 4 piece bath, multiple closets, 3 additional bedrooms, another full bath and separate laundry room. The 3rd floor and lower level have full suites with bedrooms and baths. All gas systems, central AC, direct entry huge garage, new landscaping and tree top views complete this gem.
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June 10 at 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
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321 Harvard St, Cambridge, MA 02139

Condo

$525,000
Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Hard to find Mid Cambridge condo with proximity to both Central and Harvard Squares, public transportation and all this location has to offer. Constructed in 1980, this 30 unit dwelling remained attached to the stone facade of the existing church. 3rd floor unit of a 4 story building with southeast exposure. The large living room and bedroom flood with natural light and have direct access to a beautiful and private balcony overlooking Harvard St. The galley style kitchen is a well designed/ functioning space with ample cabinetry. The key amenities in this building include underground garage parking, elevator, basement storage and beautifully landscaped grounds. The interior elements include central AC, in-unit laundry, one full bath and one half bath. Freshly painted in its entirety and the smooth plaster ceilings will nicely augment any improvements made to the kitchen, baths and flooring. Professional management, very low taxes and monthly fees add even more value and opportunity.
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June 07 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Location: 321 Harvard St, Cambridge, MA 02139    Get Directions

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