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Noir Decor

Moody and mysterious elements add a dose of drama to sun-soaked homes.

BY June 1, 2021

To Infinity and Beyond

Thanks to Infinito by Marcantonio, we can now rest comfortably (relatively speaking) on a sofa designed for the long haul. It’s three-dimensional art that encourages mingling between seated parties.

$20,050; natuzzi.com


Prickly Vessel

Dark and spiky, this 11-inch-tall black ceramic vase has just enough edge to make your neighbors think you’re hiding something, and just enough swagger to make them worried.

$275; republicofdecor.com


Curve Appeal

Famed interior designer Bunny Williams has been around long enough to know how to set just the right mood, no matter the place. And this walnut burl and distressed gold leaf Charles Mirror (36 inches wide by 46.5 inches high) mixes shapes and tones with the right amount of self-reflection. See what you want to see.

$1,998; summerfieldsnaples.com


Watch the Throne

A one-of-a-kind design by artist Melissa Del Pinto, this functional-art chair features silk flowers, toy figurines and found treasures from shorelines that frame her hand-painted bird in flight on the back. Sitting down in this makes you stand out.

$6,500; judithliegeoisdesigns.com


On the Prowl

A stalking black panther make all who enter feel frisky. Fortunately, this geometric resin wild cat works beautifully indoors or out, and features the flat-panel design favored by stealth aircraft, meaning that it will remain off the radar until it’s too late. And that’s reason enough to buy one.

$1,650; kbpatiofurniture.com


Gilded Edge

Exceptional églomisé panels individually hand-painted in flowing abstract expressionist patterns are reminiscent of Italian book paper and highlight the Lexington Artistica Verbatim console’s long linear lines. Brushed brass accents enhance the flat-cut oak done in a rich brown wire-brushed and cerused finish.

$9,979; baers.com

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