House Tour Part VII

Here's a shot of the staircase in the house. I sort of started this type of gallery by accident in my old townhouse and was really amazed by how people responded to it when they came to visit. It takes a "nothing" space and turns it into something interesting.

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.


  1. I love the fact that M, you and I all have this print. They are all framed differently and we each have them in a different room, making them unique in their sameness. I think that it binds us :) I think of both of you fondly when I look it is.

  2. You're so sweet!

  3. This is one of my favorite parts of your house! Everytime I come I always find a picture I didn't quite notice before.


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