“I don’t know why I’m drawn to dead things,” muses interior designer Sean Anderson while reflecting on the East Memphis home he shares with his partner, and their dogs, Bentley, Watson, and Cooper. “I’m attracted to darkness; I like the mystery and masculinity that comes with the palette," he says, admiring the sexiness unrivaled with other colorways.

Anderson likes dark hues so much, in fact, that when the couple abandoned Memphis proper and found their “forever home” on five wooded acres surrounded by horse farms, Anderson had the whole thing washed black, inside and outside.

Perhaps, he recalls, “it’s something picked up from my childhood in rural Mississippi. I spent most of my time outdoors, treasure hunting and building forts. And to this day, nature is one of my biggest inspirations.”

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