style scout: darkness falls.
June 23, 2011
PHOTOGRAPHY BY EVAN JOSEPH
There are guilty pleasures that we would never admit to—like listening to country music when stuck in traffic—and then there are others that, try as we might, are difficult to hide from the outside world—like a penchant for black: chic, black nail polish, winged eyeliner, curve-hugging cocktail dresses. Luckily, though, New York-based interior designer Larry Laslo is in touch with his own dark side and channeled it into this New York bedroom for a look that’s all Hollywood glamour but with a hard edge. Black matte flannel walls and silky gray curtains are offset by the perfect measure of white on the floor and ceiling to keep the room from getting too gothic, while statement-making pieces like a 24-light, black crystal chandelier by Philippe Starck for Baccarat and a gold-framed mirror from Kentshire Antiques in New York set a romantic mood. As it turns out, maybe black is the new black, so while we’re planning the next place to wear those perfect-fitting cocktail dresses, check out how you can recreate Laslo’s look.
From left: 50-2786 by Christopher Guy; Black Zenith from Baccarat; No. 6498 Salon Chair from Baker.