Cottage Design Home Decor

It’s Friday I’m In Love….The Black and White Cottage

January 30, 2015

Classic, clean and chic, nothing packs more design punch than black and white.  It can be modern or vintage, industrial or glam:  let your personality shine through with pops of your favorite colors in the form of pillows. flowers, art or rugs.

Black and white decor is budget-friendly, thanks to stores like IKEA.

{IKEA lights, cabinets, and accessories}


It is opulent, thanks to high end finishes.

{a fabulous Paris apartment foyer, done in marble}


It is modern.

{leather sofa, modern lighting and chair}


Black and white makes a great background for vintage furniture.

{love this antique settee covered in black fabric
set against the white wood floors}


It lends an air of crispness to this sweet cottage.

{graphic rug mixed with soft, ruffled slip covered chairs)


It is perfect for the little people in our lives.

{whimsical  polka dot wallpaper and aqua vintage metal cart}


And let’s not neglect the exterior.

{fabulous black and white rowhouse}


Start with your larger furnishings like sofas and chairs, and choose a solid color. They do not have to necessarily be black or white, you can work in reverse and make your sofa or chairs your accent color and select black and white accessories.  Limit your patterns to one or two throw pillows or it will look chaotic.

Black and white can be ever-changing. Once you have a great base, updating your look with different accessories is as easy as a trip to your local Home Goods or TJ Maxx.

Are you ready for a black and white cottage?


{image love via Pinterest}


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1 Comment

  • Reply Seawashed Living March 12, 2015 at 4:28 am

    Love these photos! I have brought black/brown into our all white palette to add that rustic masculine touch for the men in our home. I like it but tend to still want to paint it all white! It works though for the french nordic coastal style of our sea cottage.

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