It keeps rearing it’s head in über stylish interiors: architectural photography. From cylindrical subway tunnels to elaborate Gothic churches, architectural photography is quickly becoming “a thing”. Here are 7 gorgeous examples to prove it.
Exhibit A: the Christian Liaigre London store with chic black furnishings and an oversize photograph of a gilded enfilade. Photo by Paul Robida.
And check out this enviable living room of Ron Marvin’s (via Domino). Above a sea of inviting textures and masculine neutrals, is a stunning photograph of a (considerably more formal) interior.
With a creamy palette and brass light fixtures, this living room (featured on Nuevo Estilo) feels feminine and serene. However, the art choice–a stormy photograph of a building’s facade–adds a little drama and contrast.
This bedroom styled by Megan Morton (who also makes the bed pictured above) is an inky black cocoon of R&R, in which, an architectural photograph of hanging chandeliers sheds a little light.
The exquisite Alessandra Branca designed this dining room (photographed by Veranda) and quite possibly drew her jewel-toned palette from the photograph that hangs above the sofa.
Both of these last two examples are courtesy of Raji RM + Associates and–as far as I can tell–Raji Rahhakrishnan doesn’t put anything in a room that isn’t to-die-for chic. In the first example, an architectural photograph towers above a mantel, kept company by a quirky little red side table. In the second, a floor-to-ceiling piece dominates the corner of a living room surrounded by wooded views. However, in both examples–or rather all of these examples–architectural photography acts as a design counterpoint that elevates each room. No wonder we keep seeing them.