I think the love affair started with Domino because it seemed that every other room they featured had a spot of it somewhere.
|Domino Magazine image via|
|Jenny Lyon's swoon worthy living room shot by Domino via|
|Domino Editor-in-Chief Michele Adam's bedroom via Flickr|
|via Lonny mag|
|Gina Kate's children's bedroom featured in Domino via|
Not every single one of those images are from Domino Magazine but you get the idea. Black and white in whatever form it takes adds a certain impact that most other colour combinations can't compete with.
So when I purchased a fabulously simple black and white striped fabric recently and threw it on my table just to check the length in order to fashion a table runner from the material, I changed my mind instantly. I knew it would perfect as a table cloth instead.
Creating this was the simplest thing I've ever sewn in my life. I literally just hemmed the edges and ironed it and the job was done.
I think it makes a great impact in the room, especially with the addition of brightly coloured roses which I couldn't resist buying again this week. Who says you can't buy yourself flowers anyway?
Considering it was just £12 for the fabric off eBay (no surprise there), it's an inexpensive and easy way to add a little somethin' extra to a room.
I do realise using black and white to such strong effect is not to everyone's taste so I'm curious to know what you think: Have you used any bold geometric prints in your home lately to add some impact? Or do you find black and white a bit too strong for your personal space? Do tell in the comments...
Images not indicated otherwise are my own.