Trend Report:
Black + White Chic

Patti Borrelli, COCOCOHome – Designer, Charlotte NC

In interior design, trends come and go. As with fashion, those trends tend to come full circle, like the timeless style of classic Black + White. Whether the interior style statement is made in retro-chic black-and-white tile patterns, or black-and-white photography (giving a nod to old Hollywood), or in bold textures and graphic prints: Black and White is back! …and with a modern twist for 2018.

Looks are bolder than ever with painted black ceilings and walls that definitely pack a punch.

The current black-and-white trend mixes clichéd with current for a fresh look. It adds hip details like layered rugs, textured cowhide accents, groovy gallery walls and so many lush layers you’ll definitely be craving some of this classic play on contrasts in your interiors too.

We’ve perused some ideas and pinned some serious black-and-white inspiration. We’ve stalked some favorite designers, and dug through our own photo files for some striking ways to blend the trend into your spaces.

We love this inspo from Victoria Smith (SF Girl By Bay). The clean, crisp color palette combined with the boho Cali vibe all work together, creating a playful, approachable design. Shapes, textures and graphic details tell a visual story. Our Mondo Single Chaise Sectional would look picture perfect in this setting, in fabric or leather.

Or, how about this sophisticated mix of textures and shapes?

You can get the look and re-create your own black-and-white inspired interior with one of our hair-on-hide ottomans.

Strickland Rectangle Hair on Hide Bench in “Black and White Speckle”

Garner Round Hair on Hide Ottoman in “Faux Zebra”

Or, create your own take on the trend with our Classic Chesterfield in Brisa Coconut fabric (like this one at Forecast Interiors in Lexington, KY).

Or, be bold with a black statement piece, like our Clark Sofa or Un-tufted Arden Double-Chaise Sectional.

Clark Leather Loveseat in Green Hides “Lena Black”

We like the way this interior inspiration mixes the beauty of a sleek black sofa with the always-hip photo gallery wall, featuring black-and-white prints and original art.

How about you? how are you incorporating the current black-and-white craze into your interiors?

For more visual inspiration and 2018 interior trend insight, be sure to check-out our recent pins on Pinterest and see our latest looks and client photos on our Instagram feed. Be sure to tag us with your spaces too.

Let us know what trends you’re loving lately.

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19725 Oak St #5
Cornelius, NC 28031
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STORE HOURS: Open Mon - Fri 10-5 EST / Sat 10-4 EST / Sun by Appointment
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Note: Our Cornelius, NC showroom doubles as our corporate offices. Located just north of charlotte in the Lake Norman area, our showroom is 4500 square feet in a renovated cotton mill dating back to 1895. We display many of our styles and also may have samples for sale off of the floor. We have what is probably the largest selection of leathers anywhere and a wide selection of fabrics and colors.

Atlanta, GA

3072 Early Street at West Paces Ferry
Atlanta, GA 30305
+1 (404) 410-1169
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STORE HOURS: Open Mon - Fri 10-6 EST / Sat 10-5 EST / Sun 12-5 EST
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Note: Our Georgia showroom is located in the heart of Atlanta’s Buckhead Village near the Buckhead Atlanta project and right around the corner from RH’s new Atlanta showroom.


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