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Montage: 64 Rooms with Black and White Art

I’ve been really drawn to black and white abstract artworks recently. For instance, I could really go for a Franz Kline. OK, so that isn’t likely, but there are plenty of alternatives, and designers are incorporating them into interiors rather a lot of late. From misshapen ink blots and robust geometrics to feathery woodcuts and simple hand-drawn forms, black and white artworks elevate the sophistication level of a room.

I love the look, but I’ve found myself hesitating when confronted with the opportunity to purchase such a piece. Maybe the thought of laying out a lot of money for such simplicity is not as exciting as taking ownership of something bright and shiny. But let’s be serious,that could end up being the difference between something trendy from Forever 21 or a beautifully tailored Armani. No comparison. Happily, we recently purchased a pair of drawings that resemble thread. I had them matted and framed and they look fantastic. (I’ll try to post a photo later today.)

Bolig Magasinet 

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

Weitzman Halpern

Elle Decor

Molly Luetkemeyer, M. Design

Christina Murphy

Betsy Brown

Anouck Lepère’s home via Nowness


Photographer Moris Moreno

Jan Showers

Shawn Henderson

Elle Decor


Angela Hardison via Design Sponge


Hay Copenhagen

Nina Freudenberger, Haus Interior

Betsy Brown

Ruthie SommersLonny

Meichi Peng Design Studio


India Hicks, Domino

Delphine Krakoff, Pamplemousse Design

Nina Freudenberger, Haus Interior

Ron Marvin

via The Decorista

via Wishflowers

Margarita Lorenzo, Chocolate Creative   |   via The Aestate

Celerie Kemble   |   Jennifer Ferreira

Ashley Putman, Lonny   |   Photographer David Prince

Photographer Lucas Allen   |   unidentified

Mim Design   |   Meichi Peng Design Studio

via  The Glamourai   |   Weitzman Halpern

Mendelson Group   |   unidentified

via  The Brick House   |   unidentified

via David Stark’s Sketchbook blog   |   via The Selby

Delphine Krakoff, Pamplemousse Design   |   Apparatus Lighting

Ericka McLain   |  via Design Manifest

via Erin Loechner on Pinterest   |   unidentified

Bruno de Caumont   |   unidentified

Luis Bustamante   |   Frédéric Méchiche’s loft via Door 16

via Mr Call on Pinterest    |   Haus Interior, Traditional Home

Ron Marvin, Lonny    |   via The Lennoxx

via The Aestate   |  Photographer Virginia McDonald

Betsy Brown

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Montage: 53 Rooms with Spectacular Windows

With the weather moving towards spring, all I want to do is stare out the window, and wish I were outside, somewhere . . .

Photographer Alan Kaplanas

Elle Decor

Architects Kengo Kuma & Associates

via Habitual Bliss

via theBERRY

Hey Home

Meyer Davis Studio

Ken Linsteadt Architects


Photographer Mark Williams

Aqua Vitae Design

via The Brick House   |   via The Aestate

Dwell Magazine   |   Fernlund + Logan Architects

California Home+Design

Diana Kellogg Architects

Photographer James Merrell

via Zillow, NYC   |   via I Need a Guide

Photographer Simon Watson

Photographer Gaelle le Boulicaut

John Douglas Eason Interiors

Fawn Galli

Photographer Ellen McDermott

Fernau & Hartman Architects

Lundberg Design

M. Design

Pretty Space   |   Lundberg Design

Spruce Design and Decor

via Etoile Legere   |   Walker-Warner Architects

Photographer Jason Martin


Photographer Marc Gerritsen

via Kikette Interiors   |   via Cape Cod Islands & Home

Tim Clinch Photography   |   Hotel Iturregi, Spain

Photographer Simon Watson

photographer Lincoln Barbour


via Inspace Locations

via Marie Claire Maison

via theBERRY

Delphine Krakoff, Pamplemousse Design


Photographer Greg Segal   |   Photographer Julien Oppenheim

Shelton, Mindel & Assoc.   |  Fernlund + Logan Architects

via Automatism   |   via Houzz


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Montage: 47 Living Rooms with Chandeliers and Pendants

The renovations are finally finished in our condo, save for a few odds and ends and two extra dining room tables in the living room. I should also get around to sourcing a living room chandelier. I had the electrician add a box and switch for one in the center of the living room, between the rows of recessed lights. I originally thought I’d like a vintage sputnik, possibly in brass, but now I’m not so sure. Obviously a glittering crystal chandelier isn’t my taste, and a Lindsey Adelman fixture is way out of my price range. So, what shall it be? I found some gorgeous specimens on 1st Dibs, but I’ll save those until tomorrow. Meanwhile, let’s look at 47 different living rooms with various options, from contemporary creations and vintage sputnik to lanterns and Chinoiserie.

Alisberg Parker Architects

Julie Bowen’s home by Molly Luetkeymeyer of M. Design Interiors

Jenna Lyons’ NYC brownstone by Levenson McDavid Architects

Kelly Behun

Delphine Krakoff of Pamplemousse Design

via New York Times

Jean Louis Deniot

Frank Roop

Brad Dufton of Color Theory


via The Aestate

Shaun Jackson Design for fashion designer Michelle Smith of Milly

Tilton Fenwick

Amanda Nisbet Design

Design Within Reach

Jamie Drake Design Associates

Elizabeth Kimberly Design

Photographer Peter Margonelli

via Skona Hem

Melanie Turner Interiors

Photographer Francesco Lagnese

Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

via The Aestate

Photographer Susan Gillmore

John Willey of Willey Design


Clarisse Demory

via Living Etc.

via Living Etc.

Architects Found Associates

Julianne Moore’s NYC brownstone

via Inspace Locations

via Homes and Gardens

Photographer Simon Watson

Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors

Photographer Francis Smith

Bolig Magasinet   |  Photographer Mark Roshams

Weitzman Halpern Interior Design  |  unknown

Steven Gambrel  |  unknown

Stylist Rosie Brown  |  Amy Butler’s home

via Living Etc.  |  via Inspace Locations

Abington Gallery  |  Photographer Simon Watson

Orrick & Company Architecture & Design  |  Photographer Philips Ficks


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