Take inspiration from the catwalks of Milan. Black and white is the ultimate graphic colour scheme, it always looks modern if you use it right.
How to decorate with black and white
A bold black and white patterned rug, diamond, stripes or checks will do the trick, contrast with smaller scale black and white patterned cushions.
Using an soft white on the walls like Resene 'Wan White’ will soften the look. Bleached wood furniture looks amazing with this colour scheme and takes the edge off this achromatic palette.