Tobi Fairley coffee table is paired with her Eva sofa for C.R.
Laine in Derek Onyx fabric.
HIGH POINT, N.C.
— Design could be as simple as black and white this year. In a home,
the look is dramatic, daring and timeless. Interior designer Dorothy
Draper was known for her use of black and white as far back as the
and white combo has always stood the test of time, no matter the
decade or design style," said designer Tobi Fairley.
She has teamed
with C.R. Laine on an upholstery collection and with Woodbridge for
case goods. Fairley’s Elle coffee table and Eva sofa match up
really call it a trend. It is a timeless partnership," she said.
At the Fall
Furniture Market, designers revealed their favorite takes on the
classic combination, which is sure to draw consumers this year.
Kemble showed off her love of simple black and white at Henredon. From
her four-poster canopy bed upholstered in contrasting stripes to a
living room with black lacquered display cases to a three-cushion sofa
upholstered in white with black piping, she demonstrated the high
level of sophistication it invokes.
Austin Collection used the opposites on the Leander dresser and Round
Rock martini table, while designer Kelly Wearstler added black balls
to her white Pop chest manufactured by E.J.Victor. Wearstler also
created the Ives console from ebonized oak and white venatino stone
and steel for a very sturdy contemporary look.
accessory manufacturer Maitland-Smith did a quirky black-faced Polar
bear stool with white faux fur.
white is a sophisticated and timeless color combination," said
Nathan Copeland, president of Highland House Furniture.
Beaufort center hall table is topped in white with black beneath.
"These two contrasting colors make a bold statement,"
punch up the combo with accent colors such as red, yellow, bright
green and orange.
black and white on their own or combined with a big pop of color like
green or gold," said Fairley.
black helps to ground a room, giving it a focal point, while the color
white provides a sense of freshness," Copeland said.