Design Detour: Black Ink Interiors

 Drawing upon the natural world for inspiration at every turn, Jenny Slingerland of Black Ink Interiors finds no shortage of creative direction in her Arizona environs. Her wide range of residential projects (from city to country to ranch and back again) reveals a throughline of texture, a masterful sense of contrast and an undeniable sleekness. These are wide open spaces for the New West, beloved by discerning clients in search of chic comfort and a well-lived life. 

Photography Courtesy of Black Ink Interiors


“With Camelback Mountain as a backdrop and the bright desert stars overhead, El Chorro is the perfect location for a dream dinner party. I’d love to invite a few G.O.A.T.s (swimmer Michael Phelps, Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray, Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns) and some industry pals: Brad Leavitt of AFT Construction, Erik Peterson of PHX Architecture and Cavin and Claire Costello of The Ranch Mine, an architectural firm.” 


Found has great furniture pieces and a wide selection of accessories as well. It’s our go-to when we need a few finishing touches during an installation or a charming client housewarming gift. They also have the best decorations for Christmas and a wonderful gift section for kids!” 


“Lighting in our homes shouldn’t just come from the ceilings. We love to bring more intimate, soft lighting into rooms with table and floor lamps like the Apothecary Floor Lamp by Chapman & Myers. In the evenings, when the hustle and bustle of the day subsides, it’s nice to be able to turn off the overhead lights and turn on the lamps to help our brains know we can start winding down.” 


“I had the opportunity to tour the Tabarka Tile factory in Scottsdale, and it was fascinating to watch the artisans make all those beautiful handmade tiles. Whenever possible, we love to bring unique, one-of-a-kind materials into a home — they add visual interest and come with a story behind them.”


Pierre Frey Pampa is an artful nod to our beautiful Arizona desert. It would be so fun to use in a powder bathroom or small entry with some great old western cowboy photos.” 

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"With its aged iron frame and alabaster bowl, I love the juxtaposition of the hard angles and soft curves on the Michaela Large Sconce by Ralph Lauren."


"The Camille Sconce by Suzanne Kasler is perfect — it finds a place in any style of home."


"The Totie Task Lamp by Thomas O'Brien is the perfect little table lamp for an entry table or sofa table."