This project is all about classic elements with pops of surprises. Black and white is set as the foundational pallet, with bold color and pieces accenting the space, leaving your senses feeling excited and happy.
A black-framed mirror, collection of black candlesticks and turquoise books create a decorative display atop this white mantel. Black and white patterned wallpaper bring the background to life for a cohesive and stylish design.
Why we love it: Deep dark leaves are lacy and eye-catching, providing a steady shot of color to planting beds all season long. Pink flowers open in early summer followed by berries in autumn. Purple-black berries are edible, if you can beat the birds to them. Deer-resistant.
“Black and white is a classic combination that I will always love,” says designer Brooke Wagner. “Using greenery in a high-contrast black and white room is a great way to soften it up a little, while still keeping the palette neutral.”
Black-eyed susan vine (Thunbergia alata) takes on a new hue with Lemon A-Peel. The flowers on this variety unfurl in a clear lemon yellow hue like living sunshine. Easy-growing black-eyed susan vine covers a trellis with non-stop blooms all summer long. It adapts well to growing in pots on a tepee trellis. Give this vine full sun, except in the Deep South, where afternoon shade is welcome. Butterflies and other pollinator insects visit blooms, adding to the color show. Plants grow 5 to 8 feet tall by 18 to 24 inches wide. Annual vine, hardy in Zones 10-11. Why we love it: This vine opens non-stop flowers—and it never needs deadheading.
As seen on HGTV Design Star, the one standout feature in this gray bedroom is Doug's feature wall. He uses a graphic black-and-white wallpaper to create the focal point and adds a large round mirror to expand the small space and reflect the view of the city. Candice loves the contrast of the patterned wallpaper and how the mirror adds depth to the room.
Pick up a few black paint pens at your local craft store. Draw geometric designs onto solid white ornaments. Try polka dots, stripes and even hearts. This is a great project to get the kids involved too. They’ll love to see their creations hang on the tree. Black and white ribbon is an easy way to add some personality and texture to the tree. Instead of wrapping it our the tree in a traditional manner, cut small sections of the ribbon and drape it over single branches here and there.
A black, white and beige color scheme gives this minimal, modern design a bit of warmth in the master bathroom. The focal point in the space is the black free-standing soaking tub with black hardware atop lovely hexagon tile flooring.
Keeping the furnishings simple in this dining room calls attention to the lovely Spanish-style architecture with its graceful arches, high ceiling and beautiful wood floors. Black exposed beams pull the eye up and make the ceiling appear even loftier.
A small outdoor kitchen is still plenty big enough for entertaining friends and family. Six black stools line the bar, while a pretty wooden bench nearby can provide extra seating when needed. Beautiful landscaping improves the view and surrounds the area with a lovely floral scent.
For a family who loves to watch TV, the television goes front and center in the living room. The designer used it as a jumping off point for the rest of the room, refining the tv's boxy look with gray textured wallpaper and hourglass-shaped sconces and echoing the black in other accents.