‘ Black has it all. White too. Their beauty is ab­so­lute. It is the per­fect har­mony.’

London Evening Standard (West End Final B) - ES Homes and Property - - Design -

blackand-white mo­tif fabric by Brix­ton de­sign duo Eley Kishi­moto, from £105 a me­tre (kirk­by­de­sign. com); Har­ley Street porce­lain tiles from Walls and Floors, £29.95 per square me­tre (wall­sand­floors. co.uk); Pax­ton pat­tern tiles, £41 a square me­tre from The Baked Tile Com­pany (bakedtiles. co.uk); Sur­face View has a vast ar­chive of wall­pa­pers. This im­age is from its Royal Academy of Arts Col­lec­tion, £65 a square me­tre, made to fit your wall (sur­face view.co.uk)

hand-glazed Por­tuguese splat­ter de­sign stoneware, din­ner plate or pasta bowl £10, mug or small plate £8, at West Elm in W1 (west­elm.co.uk; 020 7637 9150) Mono­chrome: Paint­ing in Black and White opens at the Na­tional Gallery on Mon­day. Visit na­tion­al­gallery. org.uk for de­tails

Above: the YinYang wardrobe, a mod­ern Ital­ian piece depict­ing the bal­ance be­tween neg­a­tive and pos­i­tive, fea­tures four slid­ing doors in lac­quered crys­tal. Avail­able in six sizes and other colour com­bi­na­tions, priced from £5,322 (cgs­group in­ter­na­tional.com)

Ev­ery piece dif­fer­ent:

Says it all: stripes are the de­fin­i­tive mono clas­sic — and as they widen, so does the im­pact. Run­ning stripes hor­i­zon­tally ap­pears to ex­pand a space. This bold, con­tem­po­rary Eco wall­pa­per is £27 a roll from Brew­ers dec­o­rat­ing chain, with 26 branches in Lon­don in­clud­ing a new one at Aldgate, Is­ling­ton, Edg­ware Road, Put­ney, Brom­ley and Sur­biton (brew­ers.co.uk)

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