Black, white and earthy. No other phrase better describes one of this season’s top decor trends! Spring/Summer 2017 is all about the breezy combination of black and white. For a pairing that makes such a strong contrast, the serenity lies in the perfect balance of opposite tones, especially when woven textures are involved. The best part: it’s easy to add a dash of this look to your home, and it goes with just about everything. Whether you incorporate a new throw pillow or a crisp hand towel, you can celebrate the black and white trend in all of its glory! [photo below from CB2]
Not sure what you think of black, white and earthy decor? Start small with a basket or a planter! In fact, these Basket Planters from CB2 have a geo look. An ideal choice for modern design lovers:
A cream background creates the perfect serene canvas for a thin black zigzag design. Say hello to the Jute Zigzag Round Basket from Zara Home:
For larger basket needs (laundry hamper, anyone?), these Two-Tone Clothes Baskets from Zara Home get the job done. Constructed from seagrass, the baskets are pretty enough to display at all times:
Pillows and Poufs
Black and white pillows have the power to create a summer vibe all year long, especially when it comes to stripes. These 20″ Noren Pillows from CB2 never go out of season:
Mud cloth patterns are hardly a new trend, but they fit nicely with this spring’s assortment of black and white decor. Also from CB2, the 18″ x 12″ Triangle Lattice Pillow features black lines and angles on 100% cotton:
More proof that mud cloth is still going strong? How about this collection of Mud Cloth Pillow Covers from Restoration Hardware?!
Don’t forget that you can never have too many places to rest your feet! Bring home a Nelio Pouf from CB2 and witness the relaxed beauty of woven black and white fabric. This piece can also double as extra seating:
Black and White Bedding
There’s something soothing about a perfectly balanced blend of black and white when it comes to bedding. While you may not have an ocean-front boudoir, this picture (and duvet cover) from H&M Home can’t help but channel a vacation vibe…
Here’s what the bedding looks like in an indoor setting, this time combined with a black geometric pattern. Note that this Cotton Percale Duvet Cover Set includes two pillowcases. We’re loving the hint of tribal style:
It’s hard to get more classic than black and white stripes. Soft yet striking, this Striped Linen Cushion Cover from Zara Home is the perfect addition to the bed or the sofa:
Kitchen and Dining Finds
Summer entertaining has never been more crisp and refreshing, thanks to this season’s new wave of black and white textiles! Whether your dining room walls are white, red or blush pink, this Striped Linen Napkins and Tablecloth pairing from Zara Home will take center stage without taking over:
Also from Zara Home is the Raffia Placemat with Pompoms, which celebrates the stylish power of tassels:
From raffia to seagrass, the Valet Placemat from CB2 combines black stripes with a textured form. Handwoven style that’s perfectly on trend!
Bring some pattern to your tabletop with the Tribal Design Glass Tumbler from Zara Home. Pair these a set of these little beauties with dishware of any color, and note that plain white plates are a fabulous fit when it comes to crisp spring and summer tabletops:
If your table needs a refresh but you’re not in the market for a new tablecloth, try this Black and White Cotton Table Runner. Made from 100% cotton, it will go with everything (much like all of today’s featured finds)!
Serve up a round of cocktails on this Round Tray with a Rattan Border from Zara Home. Convenient handles make carrying easy, but it will be just as happy living on your coffee table, holding small items such as coasters.
Curtains and Rugs
When it comes to large surfaces, you can’t go wrong with a dose of black and white. This Digital Printed Linen Curtain is the epitome of breezy summer style, providing a break from the sun’s rays while still letting the light in.
Ikat is the word when it comes to our next selection. In fact, if you’re into bold, you’ll love this Ikat ii Curtain Panel from CB2, which features a rod pocket design:
Also from CB2 is the Rally Leather Rug, which showcases a diamond design that channels the popular kilim pattern trend. Cotton and leather combine to anchor your space with modern style:
Here’s to an easy-breezy spring and a crisp, cool summer!