From black-and-white ball gowns to checkerboard floor tiles, this classic color combination just oozes simple sophistication. Add a few feminine flourishes, curves, and floral patterns, and you've got a major home-decorating trend for fall and winter.
These furniture pieces and home accents are unfussy but just ornate enough to look elegant and not the slightest bit masculine. They're also very versatile, since the black-and-white palette makes even more traditional-looking pieces fit right into a modern room. For examples of the trend, click on the photos below.