6 Ways to Showcase Prized Possessions with Frames

28 Mar

6 Ways to Showcase Prized Possessions with Frames

Though we appreciate the paintings of Picasso, Matisse, and Warhol, there are many other interesting objets d’art that, framed and displayed on a wall, can make a unique conversation piece. Whether a beautiful vintage scarf or an Isamu Noguchi lantern, these seemingly unlikely objects can become the artistic centerpiece of any room, showcased alone or as part of a salon-style wall. For inspiration, see how these homes from the Architectural Digestarchives feature interesting items as framed artworks in baths, bedrooms, and more.

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Photo: Ricardo Labougle

Decorator Lorenzo Castillo accented the drawing room of his Spanish homewith a wallpaper from his collection for Gastón y Daniela; the vintage cabinet-on-chest is by Pierre Lottier. The Castillo-designed armchair at left is clad in a Designers Guild velvet, 1970s patchworks hang above the suede sofa, and the vintage cocktail tables were found at Paris’s Marché Paul Bert.

Photo: Björn Wallander

Photo: Björn Wallander

In decorator Tom Scheerer’s Bahamian home, a framed Isamu Noguchi lantern presides over the living room’s two slipcovered Room & Board sofas, a Scheerer-designed cocktail table, and a hand-spun hemp rug from the Company Store. By the windows are a vintage open-weave lounge chair and a rocking chair from Indo Puri; the caned taborets are from VivaTerra.

Photo: Billy Cunningham

Photo: Billy Cunningham

Framed herbarium pages from Formations hang in the guest room of a Connecticut poolhouse decorated by John Cottrell.

Photo: Simon Watson

Photo: Simon Watson

A bath in design dealers Laurence and Patrick Seguin’s Paris apartment is enlivened by a framed album cover by Christian Marclay and a papier-mâché head of Shiva.

Photo: Björn Wallander

Photo: Björn Wallander

The sculptural antiqued-mirror valances in a suite at Venice’s Gritti Palace hotel, renovated by Chuck Chewning, were designed by Donghia; a framed 1960s Hermès scarf hangs above the bed, and vintage Fornasetti plates are displayed between the windows.

Photo: Roger Davies

Photo: Roger Davies

In the guest room of decorator Daniel Romualdez’s Los Angeles home, a collection of framed insect specimens complements photographs by John M. Hall; the pillows are covered with a Travers velvet, and the carpet is a David Hicks design from Stark.

Source : Architecturaldigest.com