Decorating with Black & White

simplify with black & white

Tap into this classic modern duo to enrich neutrals and unify your space, indoors and out.

opposites attract

A monochromatic scheme can be soothing but still have impact. Our Harris Storage Chaise Sectional is statement-making (and practical!) in black performance velvet; the Viv Swivel Chair in cozy white boucle helps balance it, and the Stone Tile Rug ties it all together.

add a touch of black to any room to make it pop

use black as a punctuation mark

Black and white emphasize the sculptural silhouettes of our Pure Vases and Asymmetry Lamps, creating an artful still life on any surface.

layer in natural texture

Use black to add interest to natural materials and textures like woven chairs, a nubby rug, handwoven baskets or a wooden sideboard. Our Holland Chair, with woven cord on a Shaker-style frame, and Avery Wishbone Table lean modern in black.

streamline small spaces

Black and white bring simplicity to a multitasking dining/work space. The hand-loomed cotton Pradera Rug modernizes Southwestern motifs and is the perfect link connecting our expandable Mid-Century Table and gray Mid-Century Chairs.

take it outside

We’re loving black and white in less-expected places, like outdoor furnishings. Touches of black—in chevron-woven placemats, speckled melamine plates and flatware—bring sophistication to outdoor dining, and our Slope Chair looks sharp in black all-weather wicker.

mix & match

Crisp stripes and Moroccan motifs add modern chic to indoor/outdoor rugs. Black makes striped and tie-dyed pillows pop while keeping the palette neutral.

make pattern more modern

From stripes to plaids to geometrics, patterns feel refreshed and elevated in black and white. A neutral bed becomes irresistible with inviting, layered textures, from our white Clipped Jacquard Squares Duvet and black-and-cream Mixed Herringbone Blanket to pillows with fringed details.

bring order

Tri-colour Baskets add storage—and style—beside the bed or sofa, or in an entry. Line drawings in black and white go with everything and pack a graphic punch.

brighten the bath

In an all-white bath, accessories in soft gray and dark horseradish—a geo print shower curtain, artful bath mat, stylish hamper and towels—add hints of modern colour while still keeping the overall effect clean, light and bright. Take note: Touches of black make white really pop.