I'm such a color freak that I never thought I would like a black and white room. This one works though. So sophisticated. Charlie and Lola would make sure it had touches of brown from their paws and a few dog toys would be scattered around so I can only admire it from afar. It makes me remember when every mother's mantra was "don't go in the living room" and kids couldn't even walk through the room....the "olden days".