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.
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.
If you think you can't paint a bedroom black or mix black walls with brown furniture, think again. As seen on HGTV's Deserving Design, host Vern Yip's black bedroom makeover delighted the Halloween-loving homeowners. He brought some light into the space with oversized lamps, lots of candlelight and reflective metal art above the headboard.
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.
Designer Joni Spear created this lovely bathroom, which is both a calming place to relax and a show-stopping display full of interesting details. A bold mix of patterns and an overall neutral color palette blend perfectly in this luxurious, eclectic bathroom.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It, designer Hilary Farr reconfigured the former dining room into a stunning kitchen by adding stainless steel appliances and dark cabinets that pop against the tiled backsplash. To keep some of the home's traditional character, crown molding was added to the new cabinets for a classic look.