43 | A worn leather sofa softens the crisp design, and adds an air of comfort to the sharp contemporary ensemble.
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Bohemian print pillows add just enough variety to this chic black and white apartment from Coco Lapine Design.
In a Manhattan penthouse, the kitchen’s crystal light fixture is from Moss. The island is iron-wrapped, the refrigerator is by Northland and the vintage stools are from Wyeth.
In a suburb of Chicago, PROjECT Interiors gave this home a stylish but edgy makeover. Creating rooms for casual entertaining was crucial for the owner, Sally Grimes. “We love to have friends over,” she said, “and we wanted comfortable, interesting, bold rooms to entertain in.” A wet bar in the library, cloaked in a swath of black, beckons you in for an after-dinner drink.
A converted attic space in a Parisian apartment from Vosge Paris is enchanting with its black spiral staircase, sheepskin-covered chairs and high gloss black bar.
In this modern black and white dining room from Fashion Squad, the chairs are Fritz Hansen Grand Prix and the candle holder is Svenskt Tenn.
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In this beautiful Paris apartment from Looks Like White, a black chair, a modern black lamp and a bold coffee table offer shadows of contrast for the mostly-white room.
The powder room of a modern ranch house in upstate New York features a black-and-white mural by Shantell Martin and the wainscoting is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Midnight.
In a Santa Monica ranch belonging to Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres, a custom-made bed by Jay Holman is dressed in Matteo linens and a vintage linen matelassé coverlet. The antique Serapi rug and Tibetan hemp carpet are both from J. Iloulian Rugs.
The kitchen in this Parisian home from Australian Design Review is social and welcoming, but remains cool with its white walls and black cabinetry. The vintage dining room was found at a flea market in Paris.
1 | This black and white interior vision is a striking loft in the complex ‘Scheibler’ in Lodz, with a useable area of 64 m2. White washed brick walls form a blank canvas, and a huge black modern sofa parades the perimeter.
In this Scandinavian home for The Design Chaser, the monochromatic bedroom is relaxed in character yet perfectly clean in design.
In this chic home from Studded Heart, black decor lines the shelves of a white bedroom for a contrasting color scheme.
In the home belonging to designers Kevin Roberts and Timothy Haynes, the black and white living room showcases 1950s armchairs by Joseph-André Motte, upholstered in a Holland & Sherry fabric. The 1960s cocktail table is by Tommi Parzinger.
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In a Park Avenue apartment designed by New York designer Kelly Behun, a black and white Anthropologie rug matches the room’s wallpaper in boldness. Beds by Room & Board are dressed with Frette linens, the light fixture is by David Weeks Studio and the stool is by the Haas Brothers.
Though this home from Oracle Fox has busy walls with its abundance of artwork, its color scheme is calm with just hints of natural brown sneaking into the black and white design.
11 | Cube shaped sanitaryware gives a sharp edge to this bathroom design.
White takes center stage in this pristine bedroom from Fashion Squad, but black accents in the room’s artwork adds just the right amount of needed contrast.
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In the same Swedish farmhouse, a chandelier by Jonas Bohlin for Örsjö Belysning hangs above a custom-made table in the kitchen. The chairs are by Magis, and the rug is sisal.
22 | This smaller open plan dwelling uses the monochrome approach to achieve a more spacious look.
In this Stockholm home from Annaleena, a white living room is accented with a black table, black faux fur and a striking geometric light fixture.
In the quaint master bedroom of Larry Laslo’s Palm Beach bungalow, the bedside tables, lamps, canopy and bedding are by Laslo. The table is by Christian Astuguevieille, and the photographs are by Irving Penn.
In this Brazilian home, designer João Mansur created a black and white kitchen space with black lacquered cabinetry and a high-gloss painted door. A pair of 19th-century English chairs and a Kartell table add comfort to the space.
In this minimalistic Finnish home from Hall of Homes, the kitchen only has the bare necessities. A clustered copper light pendant that brings a touch of color to the black and white color scheme.
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A Memphis home gets a Gothic makeover from the owner and interior designer Sean Anderson. “I’ve always loved black rooms,” he explains, so every last wall, save for a guest room, was designed in a timeless, brooding shade. To add depth, the floors were white-washed, an element that Anderson says actually makes the house feel brighter.
John Meeks designed the bed and nightstands in the black and white bedroom of a storied Manhattan townhouse. The benches are from the 1960s, the light fixture is by C. Jeré and the bergères are upholstered in a Sahco fabric.
A black and white color palette creates the perfect calming retreat in this rustic bathroom in a Sweden farmhouse. The vintage tub has fittings by Mora Armatur and the floor is tiled with Carrara marble.
In photographer William Abranowicz’s Westchester ranch house, pendant lights by Produzione Privata hang above the marble-top kitchen counter. The black bar chairs are by Thonet and the milk glass-lined cabinets are custom made. The backsplash tiles are from Waterworks.
This ultra cool Parisian apartment from Afflante is monochromatic not only in its furniture, but also in its careful chosen artwork and sculptures.
39 | Towering white cabinets fade away against white décor, quietly concealing all of the kitchen supplies, appliances and tea making facilities.
If you are crazy about monochrome interiors then this mammoth collection of black and white beauties from Polish firm Tamizo is going to be right up your street! Covering four different apartments all decked out in high contrast, this is modern monochrome heaven.
In the Hamptons home of Oscar de la Renta Erika Bearman, the kitchen’s stools are by Design Within Reach, the ceiling fixture is from YLighting, the refrigerator and wine cooler are Sub-Zero and the photograph is from Natural Curiosities.
In this chic home from My Paradissi, brown leather chairs and a single pastel pink pillow add touches of warmth to the black and white living room.
The tub in this Parisian apartment’s glamorous master bathroom is by Agape with fittings by Dornbracht. The chairs are by Junya Ishigami, the walls are clad in Brèche de Médicis marble, and the flooring is black granite.
35 | A two-tone kitchen run is complimented by dual color dining chairs.
This luxurious New York City apartment is all about over-the-top design. Even the entryway boasts a staircase made of powder-coated metal, columns made from nickel-trimmed rosewood, and terrazzo flooring made from marble. The 1950s table is by Charlotte Perriand and the wall sculpture is by Lynda Benglis.
In a dramatic Manhattan apartment belonging to designer George Nunno, the kitchen’s custom cabinetry is ebonized oak topped with Nero Marquina marble. The Milo Maugham barstools were found on eBay and the iron sculpture was discovered at a Paris flea market.
9 | Flanking the back of the stretched out sofa is a dual-level white countertop that provides both the chef and the diner with the perfect table height for either prepping or eating.
Even if you’re obsessed with color, you’re guaranteed to fall for these gorgeous black and white rooms.