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August 18, 2015
Emphatic and colorful additions to each of the following rooms, these graphic prints and illustrations make the case for multiples and affordable art.

A profile print by the late Margaret Kilgallen hangs on the brick wall of Los Angeles-based architect Barbara Bestor's 1950s bungalow—a seamless mix of raw materials with vibrant colors and a natural blend of both the indoors and outdoors.

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Originally appeared in Barbara Bestor's Colorful Modern Home in Silver Lake
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Eichler great room remodel in Mountain View

A yellow print by a New York artist and a 1960s Herman Miller trade poster featuring a rainbow provide accents of color in this early 1970s Eichler home in Silicon Valley.

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Mariko Reed
Originally appeared in Sunny Renovation of an Eichler Great Room
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Artist Kii Arens live/work studio

A Grace Jones portrait by Niagra sits on top of a locker bank in the live-work studio of artist Kii Arens, who designs posters for shows at the Hollywood Bowl

Originally appeared in Artist Kii Arens: Live/Work Studio
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modern yrjo kukkapuro finland artek landscape sofa workspace

In the late 1970s, Finnish design legend Yrjö Kukkapuro experimented with a sofa that sports a stylized landscape painted on its sides, a prelude to the postmodernism of the 1980s, and shown here in his work-live space outside Helsinki. At left, a red vintage poster pictures one of his many furniture designs.

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Originally appeared in Modern Studio of a Finnish Design Legend
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sliding kitchen interior portrait living room poster Michael Bierut

Graphic designer Melissa Jun reads in her renovated one-bedroom, Brooklyn Heights apartment. The Knoll chair was a gift from an old employer, as was the poster, by Michael Bierut, in the hall leading to the bedroom.

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Originally appeared in A Clean Slate
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living room trailer malibu
Howard and Shumate in the living room, where Commune designer Steven Johanknecht introduced custom built-in daybeds with storage beneath. The carpet-fragment pillows are from Commune, as is the table, designed by Joshua Tree–based sculptor Alma Allen. The poster is by Mike Mills.
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Originally appeared in A Modern Beachside Trailer Home in Malibu
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front and back apartment dining room posters

A Bauhaus Archiv poster with bold colors adds to a vignette of vintage and industrial furniture in the kitchen of this Paris abode, home to a comic book–lover.

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Originally appeared in Shelf Life
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A portion of Blauvelt’s 3,000-book library is archived in the long entry hall where the geometry of a Noguchi lamp plays off a pair of minimalist prints by Daniel Buren.

In this modern, South Minneapolis home, the residents' 3,000-book library is archived in the long entry hall where the geometry of a Noguchi lamp plays off a pair of minimalist prints by French conceptual artist Daniel Buren.

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Dean Kaufman 2010
Originally appeared in Modern Urban Retreat in South Minneapolis
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Hallway beam with vintage posters and striped rug

Among the ephemera in architecture critic Alexandra Lange's Brooklyn home is a poster designed by her grandfather John Scotford Jr. for Dartmouth's skiway. 

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matthew williams
Originally appeared in Family Home Renovation in Brooklyn
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barbara bestor silverlake dining

A profile print by the late Margaret Kilgallen hangs on the brick wall of Los Angeles-based architect Barbara Bestor's 1950s bungalow—a seamless mix of raw materials with vibrant colors and a natural blend of both the indoors and outdoors.

Photo by Dabito.

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