Contemporary Dining and Living Rooms are Open, Welcoming
The open floor plan living room blends contemporary and traditional with a Chesterfield sofa and Barcelona chairs. A coffered ceiling and graphic-patterned wallpaper define the fun, black-and-white dining room. A dangling chandelier brings a whimsical touch to the space.
Making the most of the vertical space in this closet, sleek black shelves hold purses and accessories. Racks underneath are perfect for stowing shoes, and four separate bars provide plenty of storage for hanging clothes.
The designers of this morning room started with a simple black-and-white color scheme, then added visual interest by mixing patterns and textures. Sleek contemporary furnishings bring a lightness to the space.
Color pops in the accessories in this girls bedroom. Black and white wallpaper with a polka dot and feather-like print adds pattern to the space. A bubblegum pink rug grounds the floor space, with two chartreuse poufs that can be used for seating.
Contemporary Black and White Dining Area With Blue Floor
Coastal meets contemporary in this cool dining area, a mix of crisp, clean lines and bright, tropical colors. White leather wraparound banquette seating makes sure there's always room for one more at the table.
Black and White Living Room With Striped Wall & Hot Pink Accent Rug
A hot pink rug adds a bold accent color in the middle of this gorgeous black and white living room. A striped wall adds pattern and movement to the open design. A gray leather tufted chair and sleek white leather sectional create seating around a polished black coffee table, black framed fireplace and mounted TV.
This nursery is a perfect example of how a room can rock a theme and stay sophisticated, timeless and relevant. This big boy's space will not time out through the use of bold color, dramatic pattern and mature furnishings.
Tricks of the Trade:
1. How to Balance a Bold Pattern: Make sure your colors have a weight to it that can hold up to the bold pattern. Designer Karen Wolf used bright mid tones to balance the whales and also showcase them.
2. Why Red?: The black pattern called for a "power pop". The playful and strong red color was able to shine on its own in just right amounts in the room.
Inspired by Kate Spade, this tween girl's bedroom uses a chic, black and white color palette with light blue, hot pink and bright green accents to complement the design. The light blue, lofted bed doubles as a bookshelf to maximize space.
Crisp black-and-white decor punctuated with hot pink gives a chic, urban feel to the media room, one of several in the home. A plush white rug and animal-print patterned sectional bring texture and graphic personality to the space.
This chic, black and white contemporary bedroom features layers of lovely textures and neutral accents for a warm and inviting feel. A curtain headboard is a fun and inexpensive way to add visual interest to the space, and can easily change the look of the room if the owner ever gets bored.