Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Simply Dramatic



I don't know about you but I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Tori Mellott's new look in her teeny weeny New York apartment and in particular I love her lounge room as above. I just can't stop looking at it in this month's Domino. In one way it's so simple and serene with its almost all natural and white colour palette but the punches of black here and there makes it strong and dramatic. I love the injection of lilac on that monogrammed cushion and I also love the colourful books in the bookcase! Oh, and of course I love that art cluster wall!! It's all divine. I'm in Love!

32 comments:

iLa said...

Astonishing!
The wallpaper, the frames and the woman profile. Simply great.

hayseed said...

I like how she has taken the picture frames almost all the way up to the ceiling, it really gives a greater illusion of height, doesn't it? Haven't seen that before-lovely

Anna Spiro said...

Oh, yes you are so right Hayseed! It does create such an illusion of height hanging the pictures hard up under the cornice!
x
Anna

The Peak of Chic said...

Anna- Me too!! I've looked at those images a dozen times since I got my copy. A fabulous apartment!!

vicki archer said...

I love the concept that the smaller the space the more you include - this apartment is a stunning example of that. Her rooms are totally gorgeous.

Theresa Rankin said...

Yes!! The arrangement of pics and mirrors is stunning!

sarasmile2000 said...

Hi I am desperate to find white lacquer stools like those 2 in front of Tori's shelves - any ideas?

SimplyGrove said...

Its gorgeous!!!! She did such an amazing job with the picture wall:) So sophisticated!

LJ said...

wow I just found your blog and I'm loving your posts! Yes I saw this in Domino as well and think its sweet. Its bold without being BOLLLLLD.

Mariafer said...

Beautiful pics!
Maria

Shelby said...

That room is incredible! I love all the mismatched frames and artwork on the wall. Perfection

Liz said...

Ah... that's lovely. Domino makes me spend money, plain and simple. :)

Yvonne said...

I agree, she did a great job with such a small space and not making it look too cluttered.

Amanda said...

I love this room! The wall cluster is fabulous and I love the monogrammed cushion and the vintage head statue near the window.

Kerri Lynne said...

I completely agree! I really love that mirror in the center and the lilac accent on the pillow is a nice touch, too!

Katherine said...

The striped wallpaper is absolutely perfect. Love it! I've been reading your blog for a few days now and and I really enjoy your taste. Looking forward to more!

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Sharnel @ The Cupcake Company said...

Stunning apartment. The photo wall reminds me of your office wall Anna.
xx

naphtali said...

LOVE!

Chris said...

I just love striped walls at the moment and the colour scheme - must try and use this somewhere! Also the picture arrangement is inspirational!

Chris said...

I just love this colour scheme and the stripes.I think I must find a place to have a stripy wall!!Chris

The City Sage said...

I adore the wallpaper---it can be hard to find one that doesn't take over the space, but this one really adds without being overwhelming!

So perfect...and such a contrast to her old place, which they featured some years ago.

Keren @ The Cupcake Company said...

Ohh yep this is lovely! The wallpaper, the photos, the mirror, everything. Just delicious!

AnastasiaC said...

its stunning...quite dramatic but the neutral shade tones it down and it works well - a great room!

Porchlight Interiors said...

This room is amazing as there is so much "stuff" in it yet it doens't look overdone. I love it - particularly the convex mirror with the surrounding black framed artwork.

Ann said...

Dramatic! I could not have put it more rightly. The simple yet elegant wallpaper and the clever arrangement of frames is really an eye-catcher.

Anna Spiro said...

Well, it seems I'm not alone in my love for this room! Glad you all like it too!!
xx
Anna

Zelda said...

ho dear ! I know that wall by heart... 8 weeks for the order at Zuber wall paper ... and it cost a fortune, I made hand painted on “canvas” in 10 days perfectly cut to size … I’ m so happy with the result .
“grisailles “ are always so chic and classic .

Emily said...

i saw this in domino and fell in love. that concave mirror is fabulous and adds such a nice element to a room.

Kelly said...

I agree! I love how she wasn't afraid to overwhelm the small space (seriously - did you read those dimensions?) with the dramatic stripes. It must be the tall ceilings and high windows - it works like a dream.

{this is glamorous} said...

Couldn't stop looking at this one either -- so fresh and fun and elegant, and the picture wall above the sofa is perfect.

Primrose said...

I'm in love with this apartment as well. As somebody who resides in a small terrace, I'm always on the lookout for style tips for a smaller space. This really was sublime. Thank you for your lovely Blog as well. It really is exactly what it says! x

No.35style said...

I love her apartment, too! I have a gallery wall blog post in the works and this is one of my inspiration pictures!