Steven Gambrel Time and PlaceContemporary Living Room, New York

Excerpted from Steven Gambrel: Time & Place (Abrams, 2012). Photography by Eric Piasecki.

Example of a mid-sized trendy open concept living room design in New York with black walls and no tv —  Houzz
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Chelsea Hargrave Interiors wrote:Dec 3, 2012
Megan Hodges wrote:Nov 17, 2012
  • imilona
    I'm looking for this look myself, and I believe BM Mulberry comes close to it. Looks great if lacquered, w yellow ceiling. Hope this helps.
The Design Studio wrote:Aug 22, 2012
  • Adrianne Moore
    Would love to know about the chandelier
Inman Tudor Interiors wrote:Nov 10, 2013
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          dsantaniello wrote:Nov 25, 2012

            What Houzz contributors are saying:

            urbancasa
            Urban Casa added this to 8 Ways to Make Your Living Room More LuxeFeb 16, 2017

            In this space, the brass chandelier and table lamps give a dramatic, glamorous glow to the black-and-yellow palette.Budget tip: Glamorous lighting options can definitely be budget-friendly. Some crystal ceiling fixtures can be found for under $200. For gilded table and floor lamps, look to big-box stores for eye-catching styles under $100.

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            Sartorial Interiors added this to How Shiny Black Can Take Your Room to the Next LevelSep 12, 2016

            3. Mixed with metallics. The opposite of the design dictum “less is more” works well when one strong element is matched and balanced by another — in this case, glossy black walls and furniture with burnished gold accessories and finishes. The lacquered gold ceiling in this sumptuous living room is complemented by the gold-toned rug and velvet sofa, with an effect that’s highly glamorous. Both the walls and ceiling bounce light from the window around the room, ensuring a look that’s anything but dark and dreary. Why it works: An all-gold room would be overwhelmingly bright; the black walls and furniture diminish the intensity. Plus, the black and gold elements complement each other, mostly because they’re used in equal measure. Tip: The striped curtains tie the palette together beautifully, breaking up the solid blocks of black and gold and creating a decorative bridge between the two.

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            Jess McBride added this to Fall in Love With LacquerDec 12, 2015

            8. Two-tone standout. As “light and airy” rules the day, renowned designer Steven Gambrel dares to be different with a grounded gentleman’s club vibe featuring two-color gloss (did you notice the ceiling?) plus patent leather chairs. It’s an updated take on the now-maligned “heavy” interiors of yesterday.

            lolalina
            Laura Gaskill added this to Pick the Right Paint Finish to Fit Your StyleSep 13, 2013

            Creating this look requires some serious wall preparation. Most walls will first need to be skim-coated, where a layer of joint compound or plaster is applied, before priming. During painting, you may need to layer three, four, five or more coats of color to achieve the effect you are looking for. Pros spray rather than brush on the paint for an ultra-slick look.

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            Summer Baltzer added this to 8 Ways to Dress Rooms in Art Deco DramaJun 28, 2013

            4. High shine. Shine is key in an art deco home, so search for lacquer, glass, mirror and chrome to accent your space. Many art deco fabrics have a reflective quality too. The right lighting can make all of these materials glow. Get this look: For affordable shine, add a high sheen to one or all of your walls. If you’re feeling really brave, add a clear coat of lacquer on top of your wall color for some serious gloss.

            buckminstergreen
            Buckminster Green LLC added this to Want Gorgeous Interior Colors? Look to the LightJan 21, 2013

            Note that the chandelier in this room is not on. Combine this with the fact that colors look different on different computer monitors, and what you see in the photograph is at best close to what the room looks like in person.

            jpockett
            Julia Pockett added this to Art Deco Elements Create a Contemporary FlapDec 18, 2012

            More geometric flooring in this eclectic room, in which high-gloss dark walls and leather chairs together with what looks like a tortoiseshell or veneer cabinet on the right. All very art deco.

            sam70
            Samantha Schoech added this to Color Guide: How to Work With BlackNov 7, 2012

            This entire room is painted in high gloss, so it reflects light even though the walls are black. This works especially well on wood paneling and trim.

            lfrederick
            Lisa Frederick added this to Lacquered Walls Rise and ShineSep 19, 2012

            Imperfections will be magnified. If you plan to lacquer a surface, make sure it’s in impeccable shape. Even barely discernible bumps, nicks and ripples will stand out sharply, highlighted by the sheen. You may need to skim coat walls, patch divots, repair unevenly taped drywall and more.Tip: Hold a flashlight parallel to the wall and play the beam slowly over the surface to pinpoint imperfections.

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            Franceen Blidner added this to LIVING ROOMJul 6, 2019

            Paint living room ceiling yellow to match entrance way?

            calmostella
            Cal Mostella added this to DenApr 7, 2019

            I like the finish on the wall. Dark and sheen.

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