Friday, June 8, 2012


Crisp, timeless and classic. Black and white is so right. And so right now. From Celerie Kemble's latest book on the subject to everything chic in the monochromatic combination, it's striking impact is making a comeback. From classic black and white photos of a bygone era to the magic of a black and white striped wallpaper, the allure of the combination is undeniable. Lauren by Ralph Lauren's charming Port Palace bedding is no exception.  A printed field of hand drawn flower blooms on alternating white and black grounds come together for a festive match. The inclusion of stripes and polka dots adds another graphic dimension to the mix, for an ensemble that carries from season to season. What a charming garden frolic. 
With summer's arrival, flowers are probably on your mind. They are certainly on mine, as floral inspiration is all around. If you want to have a bit of floral chic with you at all times, I have just the thing. I have teamed up with  Lauren Ralph Lauren and you can win custom Port Palace Notebooks from Stylebeat! All you have to do is register with Lauren Home, enter here no purchase necessary, and the rest is fate. (Sweeps details here.)
Winners will be selected at random and notified after July 15th, so register now!
Couldn't you use a little black and white floral fabulousness in your life?

 Celerie Kemble dives into the subject of pairing black and white together in her second book, Black and White and a bit in between.


 photos courtesy of Lauren Ralph Lauren Home
With an elaborate carved French headboard and relaxed arrangement, the Port Palace linens bring to mind summers in the South of France.

 If a country idyl is more your speed, a bucolic getaway with three suro shams at the headboard and propped up standard shams is the way to make it. Available through Ralph Lauren and  Bloomingdale's

 If crisp modern calls to you, then jazz up a contemporary setting with a neatly tucked in coverlet and blanket, stacking the standard shams flat and deck pillows in front. Available through Ralph Lauren and Bloomingdales.

 These little printed darlings will add some spring blooms and snappy black and white dots to your tote bag, making sure you never forget an important thought.

1 comment:

Pigtown*Design said...

is is possible to have an addiction to notebooks? i am pretty sure that i have one. these are brilliant!