Grey skies again, and oh how tiresome already. I realize that its only the first week of Jan and still technically early winter, but it's tiresome nevertheless. Thankfully some design blogs and home magazines have been offering wonderful pictures of color, warmth, and visual excitement. I especially like this interior by talented Spanish designer Luis Bustamante, who employs two tall columns to dramatic effect in this high-ceilinged New York residence. I doubt that the columns are marble, but instead most likely wonderful examples of a faux-painting technique called 'marbling,' and when executed by a skilled faux-painter, the results are stunning. Combined here with classical statuary, lots of books, and bursts of red, one could almost forget about the dreary, cold day outside.
Please enjoy today's visual treat, as well as the first weekend of 2012.