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.

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Exhibit A: the Christian Liaigre London store with chic black furnishings and an oversize photograph of a gilded enfilade.  Photo by Paul Robida.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.