Joni always says that fashion and furnishings go hand and hand. This statement could not be truer of the current black and white trend that is appearing on the runways and within residences alike. Black and white is a classic duo that will never go out of style. The two contrasting colors create drama and draw the eye, thus adding interest to any outfit or room! We’ve put together a few inspiration photos to show you how this trend translates from fashion to furnishings. See below for ideas on how you, and your home, can rock this eye-catching dynamic duo!
Black & White Chevron
1. Black and white chevron dress 2. Men’s chevron black and white bow tie by Brookes & Company 3. Olivia Wilde wearing an Ella Moss ‘Ringo’ Chevron Blouson Maxi Tank Dress 4. Black and white upholstered chevron chairs 5. Ottavio vase in black and white chevron (similar styles available through J Banks Retail) 6. Elegant black and white chevron flooring 7. Uptown Barstool in black and white chevon print (similar styles available through J Banks Retail)
Bold Black & White Stripes
1. Black and white striped low-rise skinny jeans by Balmain (Spring 2013) 2. Classic black and white retro striped bathing suit 3. An off duty model in a Balmain jacket 4. Eicholtz library lamp with stylish black and white drum shade (similar styles available through J Banks Retail) 5. Eclectic black and white living room 6. White wingback chair on a striped rug 7. Rustic setting incorporating black and white striped cushions and bolsters 8. Black and white striped upholstered chair and pillow 9. A black and white themed bedroom
Graphic Black & White Colorblock and Check
1. Black and white check at Louis Vuitton 2. Julia Moore wearing a Tom Ford gown at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards 3. Graphic check bangle 4. Bel Air office with graphic black and white flooring designed by Kelly Wearstler 5. Hampton links lamp (similar styles available through J Banks Retail) 6. Black and white marble flooring in our J Banks Design Project, Bar Visconti, at Hotel Castello di Casole, in Tuscany, Italy 7. Bold black and white striped entry hall 8. Chanel Surfboard
We think Kate Spade said it best , “Black and white is always right.”
How will you make statement in your home and wardrobe with this season’s hot trend – black and white?
In case you have missed our previous posts on the white sofa project, here is a quick update. We have taken one sofa in our retail store and have asked each of the J Banks Designers to style the sofa and surrounding space utilizing pillows, lamps and accessories. Each designer has the ability to create a space that shows off their “of-the-moment” loves from our retail store as well as how a design client can easily change a space by adding a few new elements. Enjoy our most recent transformation!
Adrienne Warner designed the latest vignette. We asked her a few questions about her accessory selections.
JB: What would you say is important to consider when selecting accessories for a room?
Adrienne: Symmetry and balance. I usually start with larger elements like lamps or artwork first, then add layers with smaller items. I think the best interiors are the ones that reflect the person and are a collection of their experiences and travels. You can’t be too concerned with sticking with a particular style. If an object makes you happy, you should find a special place for it. I like pieces that have a story and are unexpected.
JB: What is your favorite item or items in the vignette? Why?
Adrienne: I love the two nesting tables used in place of a larger cocktail table. They can be moved around easily and used together or apart which provides a lot of flexibility. The inlay detail is really beautiful and adds a graphic element to the space which I really like.
Adrienne: I also love the Van Plew Swivel Chair. It’s one of my favorite pieces in the J Banks Collection. The crocodile leather adds a little funk and the color works really well with the rug.
JB: Can you tell us a little bit about your color choices?
Adrienne: Everything started with the rug. I fell in love with the over scaled, organic pattern. I think it’s contemporary but could be used in more traditional spaces as well. I like the warmth the side tables provide in the space, and the ivory lamps from Visual Comfort really pop against the darker stained finish. The gold detailing on the lamps also picks up the hardware on the tables.
JB: What emotions or feelings did you want this space to convey?
Adrienne: I’m drawn to spaces that aren’t too serious and make people feel comfortable. The “LIFE IS BEAUTY FULL” artwork behind the sofa makes me happy.
DIY Tip: Fill glass canisters and vases with sunflowers, seeds, popcorn kernels, etc. to add texture and color to a display.
Keep following our blog to see more designer interpretations and check out our previous white sofa designs by Cindy Munn, Deb Van Plew and Hannah Fulton.
If you’d like to purchase or receive additional information on any of these featured products, please feel free to stop by or contact our retail store at 843.682.1745.