Recalling pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, a layered birch wall piece by Mitch McGee pairs with midcentury furnishings—including an Arch Lounge by Hans Wegner—to provide bold color accents to this Houston Heights home with pristine white walls.
Conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner and his wife Alice commissioned LOT-EK to renovate their three-story rowhouse in the West Village, creating both living and studio space. LOT-EK is known for using reclaimed and industrial materials in their work, and this project was no exception. They created these window alcoves using old truck beds.
The house has many unexpected splashes of color—as well as pieces from Weiner's personal collection—and exposed industrial materials are used throughout. The diamond-plate steel shown here was also used as a kitchen backsplash, covered with a coating of pink paint. A neon green ceiling and orange flooring complement a framed Warhol print, set casually on the floor.
Located on a Toronto street that houses a chocolate factory, a crumbling car-parts plant, and workers’ houses, the home of artist Kent Monkman has all the character of a repurposed industrial building, with a mezzanine, polished concrete on the floor, and exposed wood trusses on the ceiling. Work and play converge in the dining room, where paintings and works-in-progress mingle with a vintage Danish dining set and Cloud pendants by Frank Gehry for Vitra.
The overall effect of interior designer Sandra Nunnerley’s apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side is of mannered calm, balance, and self-assured chic. Here, she pairs Kennth Noland's Diamond with rectilinear and rounded furnishings—including a sleep 1960s Maison Jansen table from Paris—to provide an interesting geometric juxtaposition.
Seeking a slightly quieter existence, paper artist Pierre Pozzi relocated from Paris to Valencia in 2010. In his dining room, art doesn't just hang on the wall—it comprises it. In decorating the space, Pozzi covered the walls with eight-inch-tall, two-millimeter-wide lightweight paper stock, cut into fringe by hand. Fittingly, the 1950s Valencia abode is near Xàtiva, home to Spain’s first paper mill.
In the home of West Los Angeles residents Anthony Pearson and Ramona Trent, works by local artists, such as the white vessels by California-based, Japanese-born ceramicist Shio Kusaka, add to a neutral palette and collection of lamps and chairs they culled from vintage stores in the area. They found the overstuffed leather lounger at Surfing Cowboys in Venice.