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Black & White Spaces

Whimsical fabrics and artwork, a spare palette and clean lines offer European elegance.

"The use of black and white is a sure winner for creating a dramatic and stylish statement in any room," says international stylist and photographer Pia Bijkerk, founder of the popular blog pia jane bijkerk. "The image on the left is from my Paris apartment — I used a bold patterned fabric and soft, sumptuous bed linens. Some sparkling fairy lights in the shape of a heart adds the 'simple-sophisticated' touch. The image on the right comes from designers Mark and Sally Bailey's latest book called Simple Home. I love the use of black and white in this room, combined with natural textures."

See more of Pia's favourite interiors in our gallery.

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