Contemporary White and Black Kitchen with Sitting Room and Breakfast Nook
A black and white kitchen opens to contemporary sitting and breakfast areas that incorporate colorful accents and varying textures. White waterfall marble counters cover the island’s black cabinetry, as glass pendants hang above. In the sitting area, velvet chairs in a deep cobalt color, accented by pillows with bold geometric prints, sit in front of a trio of large windows. A smooth lucite coffee table is topped with shaggy, sheep’s wool, and is anchored by a neutral rug. Mirrored panels in the nook reflect the room’s natural light, and the white table and mid-century dining chairs add subtle modern touches to the classic space.
Contemporary Laundry Room With Checkerboard Flooring
This spacious, transitional laundry room offers plenty of room for functional and stylish design ideas to form. Designer Traci Zeller adds drama to the room through a black-and-white color scheme and checkerboard tiled flooring. Glass decanters serve as attractive storage containers for detergent, clothespins and other laundry essentials.
Black and White Eclectic Dining Room With Graphic Wallpaper
For homeowners who love bold color and patterns, the designer of this striking living room pushed the design envelope. The result: a vibrant, imaginative space that's also functional and family-friendly with stain-resistant, durable fabrics.
"People are having 'stainless steel fatigue' so we are paneling all of the appliances so they disappear and make the space look larger," says Christopher Grubb. Grubb predicts more wood tones and less gray and white for cabinetry over the next year.
The Neoclassic-inspired vanity conceals the power for blow dryers and curling irons, as well as an integrated towel warmer. The vanity is topped with polished Calacutta marble, and the backsplash creates a luxurious feel with beveled diamond-shaped mirrors.