Real Simple magazine often has gorgeous kitchens showcased on their website. Their recent slide show was titled "19 Amazing Kitchen Decorating Ideas" and featured the kitchen pictured above. Though this black and white kitchen is stunning, when broken down into individual components, the overall price is actually surprisingly attainable.
A fresh coat of white paint on the walls will really make the black and white theme pop. There are many options for white paint, but something like Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore paints would be a nice touch. Check their website for store locations and prices.
The showcase piece is quite obviously the square dining table. Though the designer states that the owners already had the table and it was simply refinished in the fresh black color, you can pick up a square table from Amazon.com. The Ligo RDT-200S-E Contemporary Square Dining Table in Ebony finish is 36" x 54", but adding the 18" leaf opens it up to a full 54" x 54" and allows you to fit 8 people. It is on sale for $268.49 with $232.56 shipping, for a total of $501.05. NOTE: the price is for the table only and does not include the chairs pictured.
The Ligo table can fit 8 chairs. Overstock.com has a nice set of sleek stacking chairs that are very similar to those in the inspiration room. The Mayline Event Series 6310SC stacking chairs come in a pack of 4 and sell for $225.99 plus free shipping. Two sets would run $451.98.
Also front and center in this room is the over-sized pendant light fixture suspended over the table. Lumens matches it with the crisp white Cirrus Drum Pendant by Quorum. The large-sized light is 16"H x 23" diameter and sells for $292.00 with free shipping.
Under the table is an area rug that ties the black and white pallet together. The Hunter Area Rug from Home Decorators comes in 8'x11' and is available for just $699.00 with $56.00 shipping.
Nestled up against one wall is a display cabinet perfect for dishes, candles, or family photos. Try using the Home Decorators Collection Shutter Glass Door Bookcase. At $499.00, it currently has free shipping and will suit the area just as well as a china cabinet would, but at a fraction of the price.
Décor can add as much to a room as furniture can. In this monotone space, the designer has added features such as a cake stand in place of a typical vase of flowers. You can match the style by picking up the Black Cake Stand from the Furnish My Way online store. It sells for $39.00 and will ship to you for just $2.00. Add white candles and a handful of pine cones and you’ll have a unique centerpiece.
Also decorating this table are some beautiful bowls. Crate & Barrel’s Celeste Bowl comes in several different sizes. The 6"diameter sells for $26.95 and comes with the flat fee shipping of $4.95.
Walmart offers some nice choices for black and white photography similar to what the designer used in the inspiration room. Among their options are the Black and White Reflections framed art set of 2 prints that sells for $30.97 and can be picked up in the store for free. You can match it with the Black and White Lonely Tree framed art set of 2 prints, also selling for $30.97.
All said, this designer room can be replicated in your home for just $2,633.87 (plus paint) and includes two large pieces of furniture, accessories, seating for 8, and years of enjoyment down the road.