Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Entry Drama & a book recommendation

This stunning black and white entry is from the Hampton home of 1st dibs founder Michael Bruno. The coffered walls are painted a high gloss black and the steps alternate between white and black. To me, the styling of the demilune table is perfection.

This image is from a Benjamin Moore book, Interior Style: How to Use Color Throughout Your Home. Published back in 2004, it is full (and I mean full) of great eye candy. I also love how they take a color and then show you 7 variations/types of that color along with corresponding BM paint colors. The soft, laminated cover makes it perfect for beach reading!
Both photographs by Tim Street-Porter.

14 comments:

kansasfarmhouse said...

Love seeing the entry to this home. I posted pictures of the rest of this space last week. I ran across a 2002 issue of Elle Decor at an antique store and his Paris apartment was featured in it. Love his style!

Renée Finberg said...

i am guessing you might already know this.....
but this black paneled entry takes my breath away!!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Such a beautiful entryway! Love the black lacquer!
Have a great week, Michele.
Teresa
xoxo

Nancy @ dream it ... build it...style it! said...

The black wall paneling is stunning! I love the alternation between black and white in the stair case, although I wouldn't want to be the one having to keep the white steps clean. Ha ha!

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

One of my all time favorite rooms I've seen was a dining room with white trim and black wall and a mix of contemporary and traditional furnishing, it was quite stunning, so I totally get your image here! On a side note I have a mystery giveaway going on my art blog case you read your comments before Friday. Hope your 4th was fabulous.

Carla Aston said...

Lovely black lacquered walls although I'm not sure I get why the steps alternate in color. Since the white one disappears visually, it seems to be missing some. :)

eddieross said...

So in love with that staircase! So chic!
xo E + J

pve design said...

love the DRAMA. I need an entry like that....
pve

chezjolly said...

Gorgeous entry! Love your blog :)
-Jessica & Holly
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under spanish moss said...

Curiosity did kill the Cat. However, the black entryway makes us want to venture up the staircase to see what is hidden up the stairs. Very intriguing!

XO,
Renee and Angela

designchic said...

This entry is stunning...love the black lacquer - sophisticated and unexpected!!

katiedid said...

What a stunning entry! Thanks for the book tip!!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Boy would I love to replicate that stairway, gorgeous.
With it's simple railing it just oozes class.

Thanks for the suggestion about the book too.

Cheers ~ Deb

Erica said...

This black paneled entry takes my breath away!

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