There is something about black and white that I just love. I always have and probably always will.
Maybe it’s the dramatic contrast that appeals to me, or maybe it’s the versatility I love, or maybe it just reminds me of my favorite on-screen couple, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard :).
Black and white is forever. It’s timeless. It’s elegant. It’s sophisticated.
You can be sure if you choose this color scheme, it will never go out of style.
I had fun gathering these photos, and for some strange reason, I now have the urge to live in a penthouse apartment, overlooking Central Park.
Just like my love of black and white, I’ve always adored canopy beds. When your bed is this dramatic, you don’t need much else. Just let the bed take center stage.
If you choose black and white, you’ll never have to worry about decorating for the seasons. Simple additions of pillows and accessories throughout the year can make all the difference. One thing I want to know…are these furnishings waterproof??!
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love these chairs! Ok, maybe they’re not the most practical choice for everyday dining, but I’ll eat on the floor if it means I can have these.
For a twist on the traditional white trim, try black! And look at those curved chairs around the dining table. Gorgeous!
Black rattan and striped drapes and pillows elevates this outdoor covered porch to one of elegance.
The ultimate in simplicity, these fuzzy chair covers bring a sense of whimsy and warmth to this minimal, but elegant dining room.
I love gingham, and done in black and white it brings a sense of elegance as well as ‘country’ chic to this french inspired dining room.
A soft neutral bed cover helps balance the dramatic rug and mirror in this comfortable but sophisticated living room.
The bold black and white wallpaper in the hallway and chandelier add a ton of drama and elegance!
Painting the island white was a good move. All black cabinets may have made this lovely kitchen look too dark, but now this combo opens it up. I love the black and white vent hood!
In this casual kitchen, fun patterns on the walls and accessories give it plenty of personality, and a few additions of red and yellow really help to liven up the space.
There’s something about a powder room that I love. It’s almost as if they’re little jewelry boxes, just waiting for us to try something bold. I adore this graphic wall pattern and these beautiful sconces!
Classic subway tile combined with striped accents give this bathroom a spa-like feel.
Gold is a wonderfully glamorous addition for a black and white space. A few well-thought out accents are enough to add a whole new layer to the decor.
Are you a fan of black and white? What’s YOUR favorite color scheme?
In other news..
If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw some of these photos, but for the rest of you, here’s a peek into our week…
We are in Venice at a lovely RV resort which offers tons of activities, one of which was an Abba concert. If I had known I’d end up on stage I would have definitely upped my wardrobe ;).
There’s a rather unfortunate phenomenon occurring now, which is commonly referred to as ‘Red Tide’. It causes hundreds of fish to die and become washed up to shore. Bad for the fish…good for the birds.
When most people are in beachy locations, the cuisine du jour tends to be seafood, but sometimes you just crave something different. We found a great Mexican place not too far that has a lovely outdoor setting…
and even lovelier Margaritas ;).
The weather still isn’t great (a bit rainy and chilly), but we’re making the most of it and we’re just grateful we’re not home shoveling snow!