My post yesterday made me think about classic color combinations, and in my mind there's nothing more classic than black and white. Think black and white marbled floors, black and white striped awnings, and even black and white silhouettes. This graphic color combination is always crisp, tailored, and elegant. You may not want to design an entire room entirely in black and white, but perhaps these black and white items might inspire you to add a little graphic punch to your home.
"Tess" chair by Chair Couture
"Black Aves Platinum" by Royal Crown Derby
Black and white striped ottoman, one of a set of 3, at Dragonette Limited
Black and white obelisks at Biggs Powell
Chevron patterned black and white tray by Oscar de la Renta for Lunt
"Black and White Story" stationery from Kate Spade
Image at top: Hampshire House, New York, designed by Dorothy Draper. One of Draper's favorite color combinations was "dull white and shiny black". One of her trademark looks was black and white checkered floors- beautiful and stylish then, still so today!