If you have a collection of treasured pieces and vintage furniture, an excellent way to help showcase the pieces' texture and charm is to pair them against bright white walls. Since the original mid-century modern ceilings of the space are meant to be the room's main focal point, the pure white walls help enhance this feature rather than detract from it.
Subtle accents create a quirky feel in this crisp and clean, contemporary den. Geometric floating shelves are a fun retro touch while a large, leather swivel chair in gray leather is a sleek and sophisticated focal point. Fresh white walls are an ideal backdrop for showcasing the owners personal art collection.
A collection of global fabrics give texture and personality to this bedroom on the bed and hanging above it on the wall. They're an unusual but successful pairing with the orange Oriental rug. The look is pulled together by matching gold table lamps on the nightstands.
Clean lines and a neutral palette help establish a casual luxury and timeless feel for this architecturally significant home. Modern elements coupled with more tailored traditional aesthetics create a great balance. The owners appreciation for ethnographic art and elements with a storied past, incorporate a carefully edited collection to this unique home.
In the entrance to the couple's master suite, designers created a conversation corner for the homeowners. This space boasts two comfortable chairs and a small table and is surrounded by pieces from the couple's art collection. This vignette gives the homeowners a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee and discuss their art.
This open living area provides space for a budding art collection that is functional for everyday life and entertaining. Within the constraints of the original footprint, the design team was able to remove walls, increase the size of glass doors and windows, rearrange closets and vault ceilings to create space out of seemingly nowhere.
A charcoal gray sectional is versatile and low-maintenance piece that offers plenty of comfy seating in this open and airy, contemporary living room. A large truck acts as a coffee table and doubles as extra storage which is essential with any smaller space. A gallery wall walls shows off the owners art collection for a personal touch.
A high-powered lawyer finds her perfect Santa Fe retreat in Quail Run country club. The dining room features a sleek wood dining table surrounded by comfortable dining chairs in a simple, graphic pattern. The furnishings are carefully curated to be interesting, yet subdued enough as to not draw attention away from her growing art collection.
The two-story living room is the perfect place to highlight the homeowner's love of art. Beautiful pieces hang on the bright white walls on both floors, while a modern lounge chair with matching ottoman in caramel tone provides a great spot for enjoying the collection.
A stone chandelier is perfect for the icy gray surroundings of this unique dining space design. The room is brought to life by the warm color and natural curves of the wood dining table. Smooth, sanded wood chairs line the sides. A mix of white vases add dimension to the room.
A painting by artist Math Bass creates a focal point above a mirrored console on this west-facing wall. The nearby dining table by actor-turned-interior designer Billy Haines is topped by Alex Israel’s “Risky Business," a cut glass replica of the famed egg from the 1983 film of the same name. The homeowner's art collection is showcased throughout the renovated penthouse.
East meets west in this eclectic entry hall, which features a nail head-studded door, shouldered arch and original crown molding. A star-shaped flush-mount light fixture echoes the star pattern on the door. An original phone niche houses a sculpture from the owner's extensive art collection. French Colonial-inspired architectural elements are set off by the contrast brought by white walls and ebonized hardwood floors.
Here's a trick made popular by New York City designers: if you don't have lots of wall space in your living room
but have a large collection of art, consider hanging pieces directly in front of windows that don't offer great views.