Sunday, January 31, 2010

What's black and white...

Someone recently told me that they asked a child, "what's black and white and read all over?" and they had no idea. I guess kids don't read the newspaper these days. For some reason, I thought about that story when I saw this black and white papered entry. Probably because I also can't answer the question of who designed it or where it's from. Some of the motifs are similar to things I've seen at the Neue Galerie so it might be Austrian or German or who knows, maybe it's in California. If anyone can identify it, please let us know. Until then, I'll be reading the news on the internet like the kids!










Photos by François Halard

22 comments:

Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

I just said "Woah!" out loud when I saw that staircase... so gorgeous. And I love the color blue in the last photos. I really love it all. Great find!

Cheers,
Alaina

Lindsay said...

Love the photos with the white, black and blues...dreamy!

Kelly Muys Wood said...

I'm working on a really similar color scheme in my Master Bedroom ( http://tearinguphouses.blogspot.com/2010/01/before-progress-historic-house-by-water_27.html ). We're painting it Antique Gray and layering it with dark woods and heavy black and white fabrics.

These photos provide tons of inspiration!

Kelly

Café Naïveté said...

Wow.. I really love the stairs, creates a great contrast in the space

Modern Traditionalist said...

The staircase is breathtaking!

Dandy said...

Definitely inspired by or a refurbishment of a Weiner Werkstatte interior. Either way, it is very well done. Thank you for posting it. It looks a lot like Josef Hoffman's work.

magnaverde said...

OK, I think we can definitely rule out California. Wherever it is, it's wonderful. I love the fluid grace of the stairs behind the rigid, portcullis-like railings of the arch.

Cashon&Co said...

great photos and great post.

Karena said...

Love this color palette! Great look!
Heather thank you for sharing!!

Agoura Antique Mart said...

Gorgeous! I love black accents! Glad I found your blog. Off to browse. Maria

jones said...

The dining room chairs are gorgeous. Mary

Dweller-Carly said...

I'm loving the black and white combined with the blue chairs. Looks so elegant but colorful.

SogniSorrisi said...

Love that door and that dining room - how great are those blue chairs?!

Paper + Ink Studio said...

oooh - i love these photos! they just inspired me to design something black + white - thanks for the inspiration!!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful! Thank you for posting. Don't know Francois Halard but will look for more of his work.

Beautiful Habitat said...

There are so many wonderful aspects to each room that I don't know where to begin - the staircase, the door, the cabinetry in the dining room... all just stunning.

The Muddy Dog said...

Every room should have a little black!

Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, Interiors said...

Heather, I think it maybe one of twp. Austrian/ Klimt (ms) Or William Morris?! What I do know it is such a delight to finally see a beautiful home done in black, white and BLUE. Terribly refreshing & quite chic.
Great post.

Kathysue said...

Love black and white,it is a mainstay in my home. That stair case is amazing. Kathysue

loftandcottage said...

That first picture with the wallpapered entry is fabulous! It made me think of the awesome black and white wallpaper in Sarah Richardson's guest room: http://www.sarahrichardsondesign.com/portfolio/project/sarahs-house2/guest-suite1. I would love to really go to town with bold black and white and pops of color.

Laura Newman said...

Wow! This is striking, chic..beautiful! I absolutely love the black door and the staircase. I could live here, no doubt.

theKcloset said...

Love the photos of the staircase, great blog! My firt time visiting - I will add you to my following list.

xo

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