When it comes to monochromatic inspiration, nothing beats the stunning visuals from some of the most well-loved Hollywood black and white classics. We channel their pizazz into gorgeous interiors for some added glitz and sexiness.
Suave Italian Flair
ROMAN HOLIDAY 1953
This award-winning comedy starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn offers plenty of design fodder when it comes to giving your interiors a touch of bold Italian style.
When Action Was Louder Than Words
CITY LIGHTS 1931
A heart-rending tale of how a tramp (Charlie Chaplin) falls in love with a blind flower girl (Virginia Cherrill), this movie sets the scene for a space filled with cosiness and femininity.
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Angel statue, $298, from The Cottage Crafts. Flower pot (small) with saucer, $125, from Grafunkt.
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Tripod spotlight floor lamp, $480; Wendelbo Peak sofa plus back cushion, $6,695; Handy table, $435; all from Urbanordic. Flower pot (big) with saucer, $167, from Grafunkt.
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Tip toe bar chair (100cm), $856, from Urbanordic. Santorus silk scarf, $399, from Bode.
It is one of the most iconic film noir flicks to be produced by Alfred Hitchcock; who can forget the signature shower scene and the ear-piercing musical score? Here, we’ve transformed that sheer excitement into a look that’s more muted but just as mysterious and scintillating.
Cloud decoration in a pack of 24, $2,295, from Grafunkt.
Black Muuto shelves in a pair, $2,940, from Grafunkt.
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Muuto open candelabra, $165; glass dome, price unavailable; all from Grafunkt. Mini La Chaise Eames, $515, from Vitra. Muuto-focus table lamp, $315, from Grafunkt.
Mini Art 41 Paimio Aalto, $395; wooden doll cat, $218; all from Vitra. Mini chair, price unavailable, from Grafunkt. Cone clock polyurethane, $625, from Vitra.
Wooden dolls, $215 each, from Vitra. Bottle (set of 3), $20, from Grafunkt.
Black elephant (small), $165, from Vitra. Muuto loft chair, $660, from Grafunkt.
THE NEW OLD
THE ARTIST 2011
Fashion and film meet in this recent release done in the style of silent black and white movies. We used this French comedy-drama as the influence for this room’s chic and stylish look.
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT Muuto vase, $200, from Grafunkt. Necklace, $69; coat-hanger, $680; all from The Cottage Crafts. Pumpkin stool, $495, from Urbanordic. Timorous Beasties cloud toile fabric wallcovering, $244 per metre, from Bode.
Where Form Meets Functionality
A TRIP TO THE MOON 1902
Unlike the protagonists of this film, who travelled to outer space, the space we are creating here is on land, but filled with the boldness and practicality suited for those with the courage to go where no man has gone before.
Graphic bag, $55. from Vitra.
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Artek Kaari wall shelf with desk, $3,160; Nuage medium vase, $385; Nuage large vase, $478; all from Vitra.
Artek Lukki chair, $865, from Vitra.
PHOTOGRAPHY TAN WEI TE & DARREN CHANG STYLING