The Approach: Embrace Black and White
The classic combination of black and white can be incredibly sophisticated, if you know how to play off the duo with hints of other colors.
Designers: Wayne Nathan and Carol Egan, Owners of NathanEgan Interiors, in Manhattan
Opt for Graphic Designs
“To successfully decorate in black and white, you need to mix up the scale and the patterns to create a sense of depth,” says Nathan. Here, panels of triangle-motif wallpaper frame the fireplace and, since they extend to the ceiling, make the room feel taller. Oversized throw pillows tossed on the floor feature designs that are slightly more toned down.