October Roundup + Music Playlist


October is coming to an end, so we’re revisiting our month-long dive into the classic black + white. Black and white spaces are spectacular, modern and stylish, never go out of style, but rather live up to the trends as they come and go. The contrasting color scheme makes any room clean and vibrant, whether you live in a modern home or a traditional farmhouse. The classic palette creates a cool vibe that everyone will love and feel at home. Put your feet up and listen to our Old Skool Cool Playlist on Spotify while we take a look at these articles celebrating monochrome design.

Photo: Ema Peter

Falken Reynolds designs a home with a Nordic Canadian aesthetic
Design Milk has virtually visited Canada, Vancouver in particular, to experience Falken Reynolds’ latest project. The Westside House beautifully displays a palette of black and white, as well as undertones of gray, which translates into an organized Canadian Nordic aesthetic that is both comfortable and fresh.

white clock with black hands and faceted face

10 timeless black + white accessories to modernize your home
Next, we took you for inspiration to help you modernize your own home with black and white decor. Sharing 10 timeless home accessories, we’ve shared some achievable ideas and great pieces to get started so you can transform your space into something more stylish and vibrant.

modern entrance with red door and black scribble wallpaper and wooden stool

Temporary excavations? Try Tempaper Bold Black + White Removable Wallpaper
For those who are unable to do a complete makeover to acquire their ultimate aesthetic or for people who are renting out their homes, Tempaper is a great resource for temporarily changing your walls. Get the look and feel of a modern wallpaper, but when you’re bored of it or moving, just remove it without damaging the walls. They have a great selection of black and white designs, from tame to bold and everything in between, which will allow you to transform your space into a chic and classic abode.

Check out our previous monthly moods here and stay tuned to see what the design vibe for November will be like …

Caroline Williamson is the editorial director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in Photography from SCAD and can usually be found researching vintage items, doing New York Times crosswords in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.