Guest Picks: Black and White and Stylish All Over
Graphic and high contrast, these home-decor pieces are an excellent starting point for any interior design scheme
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To some, black and white are the absence of color, but I think black and white are the strongest colors of all. They can set the tone for all other colors to follow. Black and white evoke a simplicity and calm that can help to ease out the chaos of the outside world. Whether you choose to decorate in all black and white or add just a few pieces, black and white pieces always build a pretty picture. — Trina from La La Lovely
Abstract art and black and white go hand in hand. I love this bold graphic design from DwellStudio.
I love white sofas. Anything is possible — change out the pillows, switch out the rug, do a little painting and voila, you have a new room. This sofa in particular is a current favorite of mine. It is has such pretty lines and a great character about it.
Pillows always are the easiest way to make a statement or a quick change in a room. I love the tree pattern on these pillows because it is both playful and serene. Could there be any better combination?
A beautiful rug is something to hold on to, and this particular style is good for the keeping. This beauty is the type that you build a room around over and over again. I love the pattern and think it would set the tone of any room.
Black and white can often conjure up a modern look, but if you look closely, there are many vintage pieces that come in black and white, this beautiful marble console being one of them. This is the type of piece that has a bit of soul to it, and it certainly looks as if it boasts a story or two from days gone by.
This blanket has been on my wish list for some time. I love how the pattern somehow makes the black and white seem even bolder. It's pretty to perk up a couch or to cozy up under.
This Juju hat is a sure way to add some drama to your space. When choosing to decorate with white, texture is always a good choice. I've loved Juju hats for a long time. There is something magnificent about them, don't you think?
I love the idea of adding a bit of punch to a dresser or a drawer with these cute black and white knobs.
This butterfly print is absolutely stunning. I somehow find that black and white art catches my attention almost more than loud colors do, and this print surely falls into that category. It has such gorgeous detail.
A black and white dotted chair? Yes, please! This chair is simply too cute. How happy would breakfast be sitting in these happy seats? The pattern and shape fit well together.
This black and white wallpaper is whimsical and warm. I adore the hand-drawn look and the repeat of the pattern. There is something so soft and magical about this wallpaper. I'd love to have it in any room of my home.
This modern black and white cabinet would be such a fun element to add to an office space. It's perfect for holding books and magazines. I think the clean lines and fun pattern would add inspiration to any space and likely conjure up a lot of creative thinking.
When sticking with the simplicity of black and white, it's easy to mix patterns and prints. These napkins prove that point and could not be any cuter.
Add a little black and white to your kitchen with these fun and bold pot holders. The round shape makes them unique, and the subtle green makes the black and white pop even more.
Who said white towels had to be so plain? I think these would be so sweet to see every time you set foot in your bathroom.
I think these sacks are beyond cool. The style is so fun and unique, and they are great for storage.
Black and white works for the wee ones too. This kitty mobile is super cute and fun for a nursery or kids' playroom. I think this piece is perfectly playful, modern and whimsical.
Accessories are a great way to add interest to a room. This graphic tic-tac-toe set would dress up a coffee table in an instant. It's sure to be a favorite with the kids and, likely, the grown-ups too.
I adore the soft floral pattern of this black and white wallpaper. I'd happily cover my walls in this print.
Decorative white light bulbs against a black wall is such a great idea. I love the designs on these bulbs; they are sure to cast pretty shadows and twinkles into a room.
Next: 5 Smashing Black and White Homes
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Ideabook published on Nov. 16, 2012.
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