I love color as much as the next gal, but there's also so much appeal in a classic black and white color palette. This look may seem predictable, but it has as many variations as the number of patterns it can be added to. From scripted print to a kilim or even barcode, black and white can go from modern to historic in the blink of an eye.
Start your pattern matching with this gorgeous Kilim Sofa (inquire for price) from Andrew Martin. Its vibrant pattern would make this the centerpiece of a room. Add a pop of color with bright pillows and use tray tables, solid wool rugs, leather poufs, and bronze chandeliers for a travel-inspired sanctuary of a space.
A long-time favorite of mine is the Manuscrit Rug. ($3,400) from Design Within Reach. Architect, designer, filmmaker, and writer Joaquim Ruiz Millet created this rug in 2003, and the imagery on its woolen surface is actually a romantic poem that he wrote in his native Catalan.
To shop the rest of the collection, just click on each image. And remember, black and white is never boring, as long as you layer patterns in a meaningful, engaging manner.