The other day we looked at some houses and rooms that showcased the use of black and white. You already know I love the color scheme. So today I thought we would look at how it recurs around here. The most obvious place it appears is in the kitchen and dining area.
I really have a fondness for red, but after the overdose of it during the Christmas holidays, I like a clean slate in January. So some of the red is put away for a few weeks until it reappears for February’s day of love. The black and white seems fresh to me after all the holiday decorations.
The dining room table is set with my plain white dishes again. (Farewell Christmas china….) Plain white cloth napkins are tied with black grosgrain ribbon, and the centerpiece is camellias (cut from the yard) loosely arranged in a white soup tureen. Such a fresh contrast to the gingerbread houses and the patterned red napkins of just a month ago.
Oreos and sugar cookies fill the cookie jars on the buffet, and dessert plates and napkins get a fair share of black and white here, too.
Black and white bound cookbooks take the place of the red ones in the cabinet in there. No dab of red is left. (Don’t get me wrong. I do love Christmas. I just need a break from some of the red for a little while.)
Another place where I’ve used black and white is the children’s bathroom. I don’t think I have shown you that room yet. Have I?
The chalkboard is the ultimate place for black and white. (Ignore the ghost letters from Christmas behind the words.)
The master bath has a touch of the color scheme in its simple styling.
All the red has also been removed from the foyer with some black and white taking its place.
And of course you have already seen all the black and white in the playroom…
and in the boys’ room.
I’m not going to bore you with the black and white check kitchen curtains since you have seen them enough already. But I will show you the clothing I have added to my wardrobe in the last couple of weeks.
Yep, I love black and white. So do you think there is enough black and white around here?
Don’t worry. I haven’t abandoned all the other colors.
I also purchased these last week…
Red will be making its comeback in about a week with the arrival of February. Until then I will enjoy the classic look of the black and white around here.
Hope you enjoyed it, too.