Over the years I have started collecting black and white photos and some of them are hanging here. I also like to collect photos when I travel. It seems more substantial than buying tshirts and tchotchkes, they are easy to pack and they bring back memories of the trip.
Here is a shot of the two pieces hanging in the hallway when you enter the house. The bottom one is called "Times Square: The Night Fantastic" by Lillian Bassman. When Elle Decor profiled Monique Lhuillier's home, she had the same print (albeit a real one)in her living room. The one on top is "Her" by Troy Plair, a photographer in Washington, D.C. I collect a lot of Troy's work but this is the first one I bought and it is one of my favorite things that I have ever had. Here's a closeup:
There is something that I find absolutely classic and elegant and feminine in this photograph and I think in many ways it inspired the whole house.