When I was 13 a friend of my mother's told me that black really suited me (I was dressed head to toe in it), much to my mother's chagrin. Being an impressionable age, I took the compliment to heart and have been pretty much obsessed with black ever since. Living in Melbourne, which is the Australian equivalent to New York - it looks like a sea of black and grey in winter, certainly helped.
Shoreditch House, London
A Tom Scheerer interior - it looks quite warm and inviting, don't you think?
Kelly Wearstler's incredibly chic black kitchen, from Domicilium Decoratus
Exterior of Yael Arfallo's house, from Domino magazine
40's American armchair, covered in jet black patent leather, from 1st Dibs.