Black and white

Since AD published it in their October issue, we’ve been seeing lots and lots of re-posting of the beautiful Connecticut house of Reed and Delphine Krakoff. It has definitely struck a nerve within the design community, and once you see the photos, it’s easy to see why. The house has a poetic quality to it. Not about color,  it’s all about the pieces, with each room showcasing the impeccable eye of Reed and Delphine, collectors of unique objects for years. It is a wonderful palette cleanser of sorts, reminding of us of how exquisite a restrained palette can be (with the caveat, of course, that it be appointed with interesting pieces). The house is very much a study of contrasts in silhouettes, shapes, and textures. We love when we get the opportunity to see a space like this that is devoid of color (something we rarely do in our own work) but so very appealing and inspiring. To that end, we wanted to share some of our favorite images from the Reed and Delphine story and a few others that take a similar approach. 

In the bedroom, below, it’s all about the interplay of shapes and textures, metal, glass, wood, etc.Leaving Reed and Delphine for the dining room of Wilson Henley and Bruce Glickman.A Victoria Hagan project…

Stephen Sill’s own apartment. We attended a discussion recently where Stephen was the keynote speaker and he explained after looking at color all day for his clients, he just couldn’t come home to it everynight. And so he created this lovely study of tints and shades of white for his own home. A recently photographed project of ours on Washington Square Park used a very paired down color palette to take advantage of the beautiful views of the park below. We couldn’t resist just a little bit of pattern play…Have a great week everyone!