As seen in the winter issue of GALWAYnow. Words by Ieva Bruzaite.

Explore the power of incorporating negative space into interior design to create a chic, minimalistic look. Monochrome interiors are an ever-popular design trend and it’s easy to see why – the tranquillity of white contrasts beautifully with the dramatism of black to accomplish a timeless and effortlessly elegant space. Often incorporated through the use of accessories or soft furnishings, don’t be afraid to focus on black as a feature in your room. Black walls or black flooring can elevate a room to a new level of sophistication. This simple and stunning colour combination works best by integrating different shapes and textures to create a cohesive yet impactful room.

HK Living Retro Lounge Armchair Boucle Cream, S. Alternative Furniture, €895

Industrial Black Metal Bar Cart, Oriana B., €190

Raku Landscape Bottles (set of 2), Turnstone Ceramics, €100

Cut Velvet Jacquard Cushion, M&S, €27

Wired Coffee Table, Caseys Furniture, €615

Pure, Bamboo Pestemals Collection, The Soft Cotton Shop, €36

Transatlantic Candle, Cloon Keen, €42

Simplicity, Moyard Collection, Connemara Carpets, €6,990

Large throw – Diamond, The Soft Cotton Shop, €65