Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Classic Black and White

When I did the post showing my crystal candlesticks and talked about an all black and white room, several of you asked to see more of the room.  I got several emails asking how to pull that look off without it being stark or boring.   I think this is such a classic look and something that any room can pull off.

I kept everything really simple and monochromatic.  

 The one gray pillow adds a little contrast to all the stark black and white giving the space a small touch of warmth.  Greenery always makes a room feel alive and warm too.

 I think varying the patterns in the black and white pillows also gives the room interest.

 There is quite a bit of texture in the pillows too.  The white one is beaded, the black one is sequins and the patterned one is done in chenille.

A great look if you want something quiet and simple, but still with a punch.  Just use a lot of texture and pattern.

So have you done a black and white room?

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  1. Hi Marty, your black and whit pillows are lovely and really look great in your living room!

  2. Oh Marty, I really like your black and white room. The pillows are beautiful and really set the tone. Great job. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  3. Marty, I love your black and white pillows, they look great!

  4. I don't but now I want to do this! Your are a wonderful inspiration, Marty. HAPPY Birthday!!!!

  5. Marty I love the black and white accents you added to your living all looks so pretty!! Happy Birthday my friend!!

  6. Love your pretty room Marty! But I just had to get over here and wish you the happiest of birthdays! A little cute birdie told me all about it. I can't wait until October...hoping to see you.
    Love ya dear friend,

  7. Your room is so pretty, love black and white combination, it looks interesting and alive and very stylish :)
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  8. I have a black and white living room, Marty. It kind of seemed to be going that way when we moved here what with the white slipcovered furniture and my black coffee table, so I went with it. I'm not sorry I did either because it is neutral and allows me to bring in some red at Christmas time and other colors throughout the year.

  9. I like black and white too! Whether its on a dress or on pillows, fabrics, floors...its always chic! I think your pillows look great Marty.

  10. I love black and white, Marty! I wear black and white a lot, so it's no surprise I'd like it in home decor as well. You've done a great job of pulling elements together here. Thanks for the tips!

  11. Marty, as much as I love black and white, I've never done a room in just black and white. I've wanted to, but the opportunity hasn't presented itself. I need to work toward that goal. '-)
    Lovely room! And by the way………..Happy Birthday! ~ Sarah

  12. Wonderful room, and yes texture does make soooo much of a difference. Happy Birthday!

  13. Hi Marty, lovely room. I'm a big fan of monochromatic and really love the pillows, candle holders and the little dish in front of them. Happy Happy Birthday!!!


  14. I love the black and white additions, Marty. Such a classy looking room!

  15. I am loving the black and white. Can't go wrong with those classics. I am adding a bit more black around here, too. No matter what color accessories you use your living room always looks nice.

  16. SO classy as always, Marty! Just beautiful. I love black and I've enjoyed using it so much. I use it with red instead of white..but black and white is always so striking! Great job!!

  17. Very elegant, Marty - you have such a flair for decor! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  18. The sequin pillow is too cute. I found sequin pillow cover at Hobby Lobby last year and was on the fence about buying it. Naturally when I went back it was gone. The greenery also adds just the right amount of interest to the room. Beautifully done Marty!