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Look of the week: Black and white

Look of the week: Black and white Author: Style At Home

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Look of the week: Black and white

A black and white palette can be beautiful and dramatic. If you love the look but aren't sure how to go about achieving it, heed this helpful advice from designer Lisa Canning. "Keep a black and white look sophisticated by employing my two-thirds rule," she says. "Keep two-thirds of the room white (paint, furniture, etc.), and one-third of the room black (accessories, accent pieces). This will help create balance and keep the room feeling fresh and airy." Conversely, she says, a mostly black room with small white highlights will feel dramatic and cozy, perfect for a basement or media room.  

Here are 10 black and white accessories you can easily incorporate into your decor to instantly get the look!

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Black & White Apothecary Bath Accessories
Black and white decor doesn't have to be in-your-face dramatic. Subtle pieces like these apothecary-inspired bathroom accessories accomplish the look in a soft and understated way.
Available at: Pottery Barn
Price: $18.52 – $64.83 framed-wall-art.jpg
Jason Polan Framed Wall Art

Create a dramatic wall display with an arrangement of multiple black and white prints clustered closely together. This abstract piece and others like it are perfect for the modern home.
Available at: West Elm
Price: $15.49 striped-pillow.jpg
Black and White Striped Pillow Cover

Modern and dramatic, these striped pillow covers are made from 100% medium-weight cotton and are an inexpensive way to add some black and white to your decor.
Available at: etsy.com
Price: $13.95

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Tux Black Rim Salad Plate

Simple white dishes get a formal makeover with the addition of sleek black salad plates. The sharp contrast will pop on your dining table!
Available at: Crate and Barrel
Price: $9.97 believe-bookends.jpg
Believe Bookends

Perfect in a home office, these bookends will look especially good on a white bookcase.
Available at: indigo.ca
Price: $23.60 sabrina-rug.jpg
Sabrina Rug

This oversized damask print on a hand-tufted rug will add drama to any living room! With a thick wool pile, this rug will feel as good underfoot as it looks.
Available at: horchow.com
Price: $199

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Pine Cone Hill Edelweiss Crewel Black Duvet Cover

Bring black and white into the bedroom! Add colourful accessories to liven things up or keep the look purely monochromatic, depending on your mood.
Available at: laylagrayce.com
Price: $308 ralph-lauren-towels.jpg
Cabana Stripe Towel

Add a decidedly nautical feeling to the bathroom with these plush striped towels.
Available at: ralphlauren.com
Price: $95 wallpaper.jpg
Marcel Wanders - Grace Black & White Wallpaper

Add drama to the bedroom with a bold black and white wallpaper. This intricately designed pattern will be the only statement you'll need in your room. Pair with white linens and accessories – they'll pop against this backdrop.
Available at: thecrossdesign.com
Price: $159 pbteen-desk-accessories.jpg
White Dot Hi-Grade Desk Accessories

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy! At least if you have to work, give your home office a playful atmosphere to make the day a bit more enjoyable. These black and white polka dot accessories will add just a touch of whimsy.
Available at: pbteen.com
Price: $15.50 – $37.45
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