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What To Buy For Your House This Month

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Black and white is effortlessly chic when done right. Find the products to buy and the trends to try … 

Black and white is always pure and elegant. Associated with many periods and styles from Scandi to Art Deco to Classical and Modern, it is rarely out of style. But, when colour is absent, it takes creativity with shapes, texture and materials to make an interior beautiful. Mixed with marble and tile, black and white is crisp and clean, with natural materials it feels earthy and grounded, with interesting shapes, accessories and detailing it can be mind-blowingly fabulous … 

BLACK IN STORE

Find generously sized smart black table lamps, unusual mirrors and elegant sideboards at Source Interiors, Swords. Black urn lamp, €289; www.sourceinteriors.ie

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PATTERN PLAY

Geometric prints bring relaxed, playful charm to a room. Graphic black and white is daring and distinctive. Cocteau Theatre Du Cap d’Ail vase, €1,160, at Roche Bobois.

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GEOMETRIC

Graphic Iman cushion, €62, Day Birger Et Mikkelsen. 

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FACE IT

Erin cushion, €34, at Marks & Spencer.

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BRAVE HUES

Make a glamorous statement with black walls. Try Off-Black No 57 Estate Emulsion (a soft black) by Farrow & Ball, Rich Black matt emulsion by Dulux or Benjamin Moore’s Midnight. 

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TEXTURE-TASTIC

The easiest way to add interest to a black and white interior is through textiles and fabrics. Mourne Textiles Mended collection of cushions and throws features a tweed fabric designed by Gerd Hay-Edie for Irish fashion designer Sybil Connolly’s 1956 spring collection.

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WALLPAPER ART

Inject personality with a beautiful wallcovering. Black and white wallpaper will stand the test of time. 

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EXTRA SEATING

Elevate a room with a smart accent chair. It should be functional and decorative, and light enough to be moved easily when called into action. Collins ash (in walnut colour) and black leather chair, €199; www.pieces.ie.

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