Personal Art and Photography III
[Martha Baker's bedroom as seen in Chris Casson Madden's A Room of Her Own, Clarkson Potter]
[Charlotte Moss' study as seen in A Flair for Living, Assouline, 2008.]
[A past incarnation of India Hicks' island master bedroom and other rooms. All Hicks photos by Arthur Elgort as seen in Vogue, 1998.]
Interesting conversations about copycat rooms, trends, and "it" fabrics are taking place on all the design blogs. Whether we have West Elm chairs or real Chinese-Chippendale chairs, it's sometimes inevitable that our furniture may look like our neighbor's. But I think original art and accessories can be the key to a personal home. Art always adds a meaningful dimension that goes beyond coordinating fabrics.
And, to be honest, I'm thinking of taking the plunge and covering each wall in my bedroom with some sort of gallery-style grouping. So this week I've been revisiting the images you see here. Large masses of art and photography aren't for everyone -- some people need a more minimal look. But I hope this mix of old favorites and new postings will offer a little inspiration.
[Above, decorator Charlotte Moss in her private study, as seen in House & Garden.]
[Above, Kim Zimmerman's photography collection personalizes her Atlanta loft. Photo by Pieter Estersohn for Southern Accents.]
[Gallery owner Timothy Tew. Image is from Atlanta at Home, Wyrick & Company, 1994.]
[Above, the eclectic collection of writer Frances Schultz. She and her designer-friend John Oetgen bent the rules a bit by hanging works directly over, and under, her dining room chair-rail. Photos by Langdon Clay.]
[Kate and Andy Spade's New York apartment. Photography, Eric Morin for the December 2006 World of Interiors.]
[A New Orleans bedroom as seen in Southern Accents on Color]
[My oft-posted visual favorite, the flat from Indiscreet.]
[Amanda Peet's home via domino, photo by Coliena Rentmeester]
[Also via domino, Schuyler Samperton's vestibule, photo by Paul Costello]
[Lynn von Kersting's collection of 19th century dog portraits as seen in Chris Casson Madden's A Room of Her Own, Clarkson Potter]