No gray area here: The pretty black-and-white bed ensembles and accent pillows by Designer’s Guild of London are consistently chic whether contemporary graphics or romantic florals. Price on request at Mélange Home, 64 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, (941) 444-7969.
Black-and-white accessories at Saks range from sexy shoes by B Brian Atwood ($450) to handbags and totes by 3.1 Philip Lim and Fendi. Saks Fifth Avenue, 3501 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 364-5300.
Stripe it rich with a versatile side table by Pearson veneered in black agate and white wax stone, a designer look used alone or bunched to create a cocktail table ($1,425). Order through designers or pearsonco.com
Rx for color fatigue is the strikingly simple Eileen lamp by Arteriors ($1,050) with hand-thrown terracotta base in a black washed finish and white drum shade. The Sarasota Collection Home Store, 622 Central Ave., Sarasota, (941) 955-8313.
Vertical planes of black and white are assertive and figure-flattering in the Spring 2014 collection from Milly (dress, $425) at The Met Fashion House, Day Spa & Salon, 35 S. Boulevard of Presidents, Sarasota, (941) 388-1772.
Graphic arts in patterns from Art Deco to contemporary abstracts are showing up in home accessories like this gift-worthy serving tray from Palecek ($388). Order through Seaside Chic, 217 W. Venice Ave., Venice, (941) 483-1177.
Eighteenth-century English classic forms look fresh and new in cocktail, dining and side tables by Bernhardt dressed up in chic combinations of black and white ($413). Order at Baer’s Furniture, 5301 Clark Road, Sarasota, (941) 923-4200.
Opposites attract in the Aledo chairs by CR Laine, a quirky mirror-image pair upholstered with color-blocked oyster and onyx fabrics for a custom designer look ($1,375 each). Order at The White Egret, 5602 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, (941) 778-2878.
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