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The Black and White Show

Airing Tue, 2012-03-13

Get inspired by the beauty of black and white with a show celebrating the classic color combination. Bake decadent black-and-white butter cookies dipped in semisweet and white chocolates. Then, discover rare and unusual black plants, perfect for contrasting other plants in your garden, with gardening expert Lloyd Traven of Peace Tree Farms. Plus, National Wildlife Federation's David Mizejewski stops by with a menagerie of adorable black-and-white animals.

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Black and White Decorating Tips

WALLPAPER: Add a special paint finish or wallpaper to transform a room. Try scenic chinoiserie wallpaper.
RUG: Layer textures to add variety to the restrained colors. Try the Celerie Kemble by Merida Collection striped Abaca rug.
TABLE AND CHAIRS: Mix different styles and periods. Try Rene Drouet wrought-iron upholstered chairs.
SIDEBOARD: Upgrade your style by changing hardware. Try a lacquer credenza. 
LAMPS: Vary the height of lighting in the room (lamps are more flattering on the face than just overhead lights). Try Asian-inspired lamps.
WALL ART: Keep the spacing between frames close together for a gridded collection. Try framed architectural prints. 
COFFEE TABLE: Select multifunctional furniture for the most versatility. Try the Jean Claude Mahey modern coffee table.
GUEST: Celerie Kemble, interior designer

Black Plant Picks

1. Double Black and Double White Hellebores
2. Colocasia Black Coral
3. Kennedy Irish Primrose
4. Mystic Dahlia
5. Ebony Begonia
6. Pseuderanthemums
GUEST: Lloyd Traven, co-owner of Peace Tree Farms

Featured Resources

The Home Depot
Wild World of Animals

David Mizejewski, naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation
Brian Kelsey, contractor and co-host of "Morning Living"

"Black and White (and a Bit In Between)," by Celerie Kemble
Mini Kennedy Irish Primrose
ScanCafe gift box

Furniture from 1stdibs, New York Design Center, Bizarre Bazaar Antiques, Coolhouse Antiques, Flair, Quotient, Amy Zook Antiques, Caira Mandaglio, Metropolis Modern, Branca, Sutter Antiques, Merida Meridian, and Fromental.
Tableware from Waterford Wedgewood.
Le Pen markers from Uchida of America Corporation

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