Black and White: Styling Tips from the Experts

Black and White: Styling Tips from the Experts

The Timeless Elegance of Black and White: Tips for the Discerning Host and Hostess

Welcome to our curated world of refined taste and sophisticated living. At the intersection of boldness and timelessness, lies the enchantment of black and white décor. The monochromatic palette exudes an air of elegance and chic minimalism that is both captivating and versatile. Today, we invite you to embark on a journey to discover the transformative power of black and white, as we share our expert tips for creating an exquisite space that is truly your own.


1. Let Nature In
Invite the serenity of nature into your black and white haven by incorporating luscious green plants. The vibrant foliage will enliven your space, providing a fresh and inviting atmosphere. Choose oversized plants, such as palms or monstera, to make a bold statement against the monochrome canvas.


Our Minerva Footed Vase from Nachtmann and Belly Vase from Guaxs showcase plants perfectly in a black & white setting.

2. Balance is Key
Maintaining a harmonious balance is essential when working with black and white. Adorn your space with a combination of black and white elements, such as statement furniture pieces, patterned textiles, and textured accessories. Strive for equilibrium to avoid overwhelming the senses.

Balance in Black & White Decor

For finding the right balance, we cannot go wrong with our White Cubistic Vases from Guaxs or the classic coffee table book, Carita: 11 FBG Saint Honoré Paris from Assouline.

3. Play with Patterns
Embrace the whimsical charm of patterns to add visual interest to your black and white sanctuary. Experiment with classic stripes, intricate herringbone, or delicate florals. The juxtaposition of patterns creates a captivating depth, enhancing the timeless allure of your space.

Pattern Play - Black and White

We recommend Jonathan Adler's striped decanters & rocks jar juxtaposed with the Picasso-esque Round Chopping Board for true pattern play.

4. Texture and Layering
Infuse your black and white oasis with a variety of luxurious textures. From sumptuous velvet to lustrous satin, layering different textures adds dimension and richness. Experiment with various materials, such as ceramics, metals, and natural fibers, to create a tactile experience that is as pleasing to the touch as it is to the eye.

Texture in Black and White Decor

To add ribbed texture, we recommend the Guaxs Omar Vase in Smokegrey-Black. To play on the look in the room above, we'd add the Cubisme Candle Holder from L'Objet.

5. Accent with Metallics
Amplify the sophistication of your black and white domain by introducing hints of metallic accents. Gold, silver, or brass elements offer a touch of opulence and create a dazzling visual contrast against the monochromatic backdrop. From gilded frames to glamorous chandeliers, let your metallic accents shine and elevate the ambiance of your space.

Styling Tips for Black and White

To capture the look of this mirrored dining room, we'd add the Tina Frey black and white trays, a beautiful set of votives, and a stunning decanter set from Nachtmann.

At our core, we are dedicated to helping our discerning hosts and hostesses create enchanting spaces that leave a lasting impression. With these expert tips, you are empowered to curate a black and white universe that is the epitome of elegance and refinement. Embrace the beauty of contrast, experiment with patterns and textures, and revel in the timeless allure of black and white. Let your space reflect your innate devotion to chic living and captivate the hearts of your guests.

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