Shelter Island fisherman's cottageShabby-chic Style Living Room, New York
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This living room has really good ingredients as well. The black and white scheme is crisp and inviting, and the furniture pieces are interesting and varied. But the repetition of the rug’s black and white stripe on the throw pillows (albeit on a smaller scale) is the element that transforms this room.
Off the sofa and onto the floor. Ultrawide black and white stripes set off this otherwise all-white room. It’s a brazen choice, but not an unstudied one. Notice how the same stripe — albeit slightly smaller — works so well on the sofa pillows. This is the ultimate in rescaling patterns in a white room.
A wide-striped rug will expand the room. This choice of bold black and white stripes sets off the palette and seems to widen this cozy room. Note how the pattern and palette are repeated in the pillows, making this statement unmistakably about contrast.
Add powerful lines with crisp black and white. Ditch the floral needlepoint rug for a black and white striped one. This beach house in the Hamptons, New York, enjoys the comfort and light of a Shabby Chic room, while black accents create sharp contrast. Clean lines balance the overstuffed upholstered sofa and chairs.