Esteemed designer Victoria Beckham is an undisputed force in the fashion world, so, of course, she's ensured her house is equally as chic – starting with the room that sets that all-important first impression.
Victoria, who lives with famed footballer husband David Beckham, shared a glimpse inside the family's London townhouse, and its color scheme is exactly what we might expect from such a style icon. The space in question exhibits a monochromatic palette comprising only two colors, black and white, but when it comes to entryway colors, these contrasting tones are all we will ever need.
The designer's entryway features white painted walls, a sleek black banister, and a tiled black and white chequered floor, which, together, create a timeless space that, experts say, will transcend all color trends and impress for centuries in the future.
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'Black and white hold a special place in the world of interior design. This monochromatic duo makes objects in your space speak volumes, pulling focus onto the items themselves while highlighting each angle, curve, contour, and bend,' says New York-based home improvement expert Ivo Iv.
'In essence, you have these two complete opposites: black being the absence of color and white being the sum of all possible colors, complementing each other in an elegant yet sophisticated manner.'
This color combination effortlessly impresses, but if we are looking to expand on our monochromatic base, they offer the versatility to work with any other tone we may choose to incorporate in our space.
'For a designer, working with black and white in your design is almost like the perfect scenario,' Ivo adds. 'You have so many options to transform a space, knowing each outcome will yield a stylish finish.'
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New York-based design expert Ivo Iv runs a home improvement blog. He has worked on numerous improvement projects and often shares his expertise in design publications internationally.
As Ivo explains, a black-and-white palette is versatile enough to work with any kind of style we may choose – whether we stay traditional like Victoria's or introduce more contemporary features like art or colorful furnishings.
'There are various ways you can use this timeless color scheme to style your entryway. I prefer having white as the dominant color with black accent pieces adorning the surrounding area. It creates a more cohesive and seamless look that leaves a long-lasting impression,' Ivo says.
For example, he recommends we leave our walls white and the front door black (like the Beckhams) before adding more black accents, such as a black console table or a planter, to balance the tone of the space.
'Alternatively, use wood flooring to bring that earthy feel, and probably add a grand chandelier to bring some light and finish off the look in style.'
For inspiration beyond Victoria Beckham's entryway, we're consulting this guide on her style while working as one of the world's most talked-about designers.
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Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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