The Black and White Show
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.
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
GUEST: Lloyd Traven, co-owner of Peace Tree Farms
ITEMS ON SET:
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