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9 stunning ways to show off black and white
A NEW YORK MASTER BEDROOM
In the master bedroom of an apartment on New York's Upper East Side designed by Brian McCarthy, the armchair upholstery and linen curtains from Quadrille are custom printed with a fernlike pattern. The ebonized-wood bed is by Ralph Lauren Home, and the Art Deco side chair is from Bernd Goeckler Antiques.
A MANHATTAN DINING TABLE
For the Manhattan apartment of Gilles Mendel, CEO of fashion house J. Mendel, decorator Alan Tanksley paired Leleu-style armchairs of his own design with a marble-top Saarinen Tulip dining table; photographs by Nereo and Günter Siever hang on a wall painted in Benjamin Moore's Black Ink, the floor lamp is by Hervé Van der Straeten, and the ceramic mask is 1950s French.
A PARIS LIVING AREA
FrédéricMéchiche employed his signature motif of graphic black and white when designing canvas upholstery for the living area of a Paris duplex. The cocktail table holds wrought-iron candlesticks of his own design.
A GENEVA LIVING ROOM
In the living room of a modernist home in Geneva, Alexandra de Garidel-Thoron hung artworks by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and a photograph by Massimo Vitali; the cocktail tables are by Philippe Berry, the armchairs are by Christian Liaigre, the sofa is by Promemoria, and the floor is painted concrete.
A MANHATTAN BEDROOM
At his New York apartment, fashion designer ZangToi coated a mahogany bed frame by belle epoque cabinetmaker François Linke in glossy black paint and silver-plated its gold ormolu trim; the 19th-century chandelier is ornamented with silver-plate musical instruments.
A SWEDEN KITCHEN
Magdalena Björnsdotter and Erik Björklund covered their century-old farmhouse in rural Sweden in bright white paint. The kitchen includes a flea-market table, industrial-style chairs, and a metal-and-driftwood pendant light by Olsson & Jensen.
A STOCKHOLM ENTRY
Stylist Joanna Lavén and David Wahlgren installed checkered marble flooring in the entry of their Stockholm apartment. The chandelier is a 1958 Gino Sarfatti design from Flos, the sideboard is by Arne Vodder, and the floor lamp is Italian; the chair is from Scandia Chair, and the plant stand is by Fornasetti.
A CALIFORNIA POWDER ROOM
At her home in Bel Air, California, fashion designer Monique Lhuillier outfitted the powder room with a wallcovering by Astek, a mirror by Williams-Sonoma Home, a pedestal sink by Kohler, and fittings by Dornbracht.
A HOLLYWOOD KITCHEN
Actors Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor hired the firm Roman and Williams to create a white kitchen for their 1920s Hollywood home; the cabinet supports were inspired by hand-turned spindles seen in an old bakery. The sink is by Michael S. Smith for Kallista, and the pendant lamps and dining chairs by Jacob Kjaer are vintage.
Source: ELLE DECO