Janet Leigh movie still from A Touch of Evil
I love black and white movies. There is something very pure about them. Who would ever want to watch Film Noir in anything approaching colorization?
Perhaps it is something lacking in my aesthetic- I am working on it, but I think some of the photographs from the great old interior design books lack something.
Color is the natural context we interpret our interiors in. I want to see the color.
We know from the description of this billiard room in a Neoclassical Italian Palace the walls are trompe'oeil marble panels -"embellished with medallions representing Cupids playing billiards." There are frescoes on the walls-"geometrical motifs in black and white." This photograph actually reads well because of the imposing dark wood door just to the left and right of the panels and pattern.
the billiard room from The Best In European Decoration
edited by Georges & Rosamond Bernier
Do you have a preference?
black & white?
Do you use color in your rooms?
Dress like you decorate? (is that possible?)