About Trend: Home Decor That Draws the Line

White and black. It always brings to mind images of text drifting along with a creamy white page of my favorite Sunday newspaper. Or the beauty of high-contrast photography, such as that of Ansel Adams. The combo of those two colors (or noncolors) has a long and varied history.

The most recent fad in black and white turns toward an abstract lineup. Picture, bold and full of angles, this trend is not for the faint of heart. But if you’re tired of brightly colored interiors, this may be the best way to switch up your style without going back to beige. Or, take a more moderate approach. Insert a few black and white elements to an present space — individuals will still sit up and take notice.

Iacoli & McAllister

Large-Frame Light Cluster Chandelier – $3,995

Clustered pendant lights are all the rage today. This version is one of those few that focuses on geometry.

Jamie Laubhan-Oliver

Wire-frame baskets, white and black artwork and frames, and also a black table give the exact same high contrast without losing the heat.


Eva Carter’s printing provides a solid nod to one of those first abstract expressionists, Franz Kline. Her softer (and more affordable) painting provides more colors and tones into your room.

Eclectic Chairs – $425

This chair is reminiscent of baskets,’60s graphics and my high school doodles. A pair would be stunning against a white table.

Regan Baker Design Inc..

Bold and picture can nevertheless have a natural mindset. Stark white and black branches in a little bathroom add a lot of movement to the room.

Eclectic Chandeliers – $5,500

Just like a hard-line drawing of a beautiful stone necklace, this chandelier seems back on convention in a contemporary way. At the exact same time, it would fit well in an older Arts and Crafts house.

Rubie Green

Habibi Fabric – $90

Use a big print to re-cover a boring old wing chair, and you’ve got an ideal marriage between this daring, linear trend and your own style.

Urban Outfitters

Folding Library Bookshelf – $279

The lines of this bookshelf are so fascinating, I would hate to see it filled with books. Leave some open space on those steps, maybe using organic vases and succulents to split it up.


Abstract Shower Curtain – $24

Bathrooms are a terrific spot for moving a tiny layout mad, and also this energizing shower curtain doesn’t disappoint. In fact, it may help wake you up first thing in the afternoon.


Wave Bracelet by Nervoussystem – $80

Three-dimensional printing is taking the design world by storm. This bracelet is a fascinating example of what is possible: blending organic forms and contemporary lines.

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