With stunning photographs by Pia Ullin, Monochrome Home shows how restrained color palettes of inky blues, black, white, and neutrals create a sophisticated, modern interior. Written by Hilary Robertson and published by Ryland, Peters & Small, the tome offers a glimpse into high-design homes along with detailed sourcing information and practical advice on how to execute the looks yourself.
Monochrome Home by Hilary Robertson (Ryland Peters & Small, 2015) retails for $35 and features the homes of 13 artists, architects, and designers located in such cities as London, Paris, Copenhagen, and New York.
Metal-framed windows stand out against the white walls in this loft. Black Cherner chairs and a white table continue the motif.
In Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen's home (you might recognize Bjerre-Poulsen as the photographer of this Danish house, which was featured in Dwell's April 2012 issue), white walls and cabinets allow details, like the herringbone worksurface crafted from reclaimed wood and lighting fixtures, to shine.
Blogger and stylist Annaleena Leino Karlsson has designed her 1950s farmhouse to have a mostly white interior. Her workspace is next to a rustic brick fireplace, which is adorned with cacti and decorative objects.
Architect Joseph Dirand's bedroom boasts sandy gray walls and upholstered headboard. The white bed linens help reflect daylight into the space and the Azucena sconces offer task illumination.
The color motif extends through Dirand's living room. The paint's suede effect catches the light and adds texture.