Pop art has the ability to energize a space with stellar results. Whether the art choice is unexpected in a traditional-leaning room or right at home in a bold, modern interior; this medium seldom disappoints and often delights. If you don’t believe me, I submit exhibits A through L. Below are 12 exquisite rooms featuring pop art. (And–believe me–I had a hell of a time narrowing it down to just 12!)
This Bel Air library designed by Nathan Turner and featured in House Beautiful not only sports an oversize work by the master, Andy Warhol, but also takes its color cue from the art; creating an oasis of lush lavender.
Apartment Therapy featured this home where a two tone-painted door and pop art print inject color into an eclectic all-white space.
Designer Sue Timney crowned this show-stopping mantel with a colorful pop art print that holds its own amidst the graphic stripes and oodles of accessories. Featured on Heart Home.
Celebrated, can-do-no-wrong maximalist, Sig Bergamin hung pop art over the bed in the master suite of his stunning Paris apartment (covered by Elle Decor).
In a New Orleans dining room (photographed by House Beautiful), a silkscreen of a native gospel singer by a local artist, provides a fresh (and geographically appropriate) counterpoint to the traditional toile upholstered chairs and crystal chandelier.
One of my all-time favorite house tours is Elle Decor’s coverage of Jackie Astier’s eclectic home. In her library, pop art leans against the wall and pairs perfectly with the Pierre Frey-clad chairs.
In the ridiculously luxurious *perfume room* of a 2,500-square foot-“closet” featured by C Magazine, a colorful, pop art interpretation of Marie Antoinette hangs on a mirrored wall, overlooking an acanthus leaf rug and Ann Getty shell chair. Wow!
Sasha Bikoff expertly mixes opulence and whimsy in this pastel-and-gold leaf, Upper East Side home with unexpected but oh-so-welcome art.
Ironic, neon-colored camouflage prints by Andy Warhol were hung en masse by George Nunno in his Manhattan loft. (From Elle Decor)
New York Social Diary showcased the phenomenal home of Lois Robbins, where (yet another) Andy Warhol piece shares a space with a Russian Empire chandelier and French Art Deco table.
Bryan Batt’s living room (via MyDomaine) is composed entirely of covetable furnishing, including the pop art rendering of Snow White and Prince Charming that hangs over his fireplace.
Dering Hall describes designer Maxime Jacquet’s aesthetic as “Chanel meets McQueen”, which seems spot-on, given his penchant for pop-inspired luxury. In this bold bedroom, Warhol’s portraiture of the sainted Ingrid Bergman sits above a bed that looks as though it may been salvaged from the House of Romanov, but is actually from Jacquet’s collection.
So…do you see what I mean about pop art? It makes for thrilling design. Check out this DIY tutorial on how to make your own, using a personal photograph.