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 modern Tribeca loft, a grand entryway makes a statement with unique decor and surfaces in a range of textures.
In this Scandinavian home for The Design Chaser, the monochromatic bedroom is relaxed in character yet perfectly clean in design.
In a luxurious Beekman Place entryway, bold high-gloss trim is paired with warm gray grasscloth walls.
In an 1840s Federal townhouse in NYC’s West Village, a neutral palette is elevated with texture. The 19th-century armchairs are upholstered in a Perennials fabric, and the circa-1800 tall-case Mora clock are Swedish. The bronze-and-basalt cocktail tables are custom, the steel wall lamp is by Wo & Wé, and the burl-root sculpture on the mantel is from Full Circle Modern.
In the home of 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.
A black and white palette is timeless and classic, with endless possibilities from subdued to statement-making. Whether you’re color-phobic or color obsessed, you’re guaranteed to fall for these black and white spaces.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Black beams, a modern light fixture, and contemporary chairs contrast the tropical-style ceiling and reclaimed wooden table in this mid-century modern Amagansett retreat.
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 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.
The dining room of this West Village townhouse features varying shades and square proportions, inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.
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White pillows create contrast against a pure black banquette, with clean lines that are equal parts modern and cozy.
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.
In the Hamptons home of 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.
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Having a terrain in the middle of the mountains can be sometimes an opportunity to experience some new things. For example, designers from Chaplinskyy& Associates had the chance to use ecological materials, to combine hundreds of pieces of wood to build an amazing house in the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains. Because the wood was painted in white, the house desperately needed some decorations and interesting combinations of materials and textures to turn this wooden home into a small palace with a black and white interior. Like any other palace, this house has many chandeliers, different in every room.
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.
This concrete NYC condo endured a major kitchen overhaul, featuring a true monochrome palette with a rich black backsplash and bright white island.
In the living area, above some comfortable white sofas and a dark glass and wood coffee table a beautiful fireplace was placed to enlighten the whole place. Here, in a corner, there is also a unique fireplace which personally reminds me about romantic moments seen in some old movies.
I have to say that in this house, my favorite area is the one with the kitchen and the dining room. The kitchen is quite small, but very useful and elegant in the same time, while the dining room has its own decorating theme which stands out from the other ones.
In the circular dining room of this Beverly Hills home, a high-gloss paint brings a reflective quality to the walls.
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.
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.
A black range, fume hood, and hardware creates contrast against light cabinetry and walls in this bright Tribeca kitchen.
In a suburb of Chicago, PROjECT Interiors gave this home a stylish yet 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.
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.
In a dramatic Manhattan apartment that belongs 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.
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.
While the bones of the kitchen lean toward traditional, a glossy center island and eclectic tile backsplash give this Lake Tahoe home a refined B&W feel.
I was impressed by all the details because every object, piece of furniture, eating utensil match with the others. That special chandelier decorated with black and white imitations of precious stones match the lamp from the wall and also the wallpaper, tablecloth and candlestick. Upstairs, every bedroom and private area has its own decorations which differ depending on the personality of each family member.
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.
The master bedroom in this modern NYC loft features a 15-by-8-foot glass wall that can be dimmed when the shower is in use.