When it comes to open space living, the advice we keep hearing is to designate areas by using all the methods known to man (and woman). This would be, but not limited to: colors, rugs, curtains, screens, and tables...But for those of us who like to keep our spaces streamlined in all ways, here's an interesting example of restricting the color palette while still keeping everything in its rightful areas with the proper balance of black and white.
After staring at this photo trying to decipher how and why it works, we conclude that the lesson to be learned is this: when in doubt, opt for glossy white floors and an oversized light fixture. Oh, and try to keep everything spaced apart just enough.
[ Photo from Living Etc ]