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Portrait of a Lady


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AD Magazine shows how to do modern dark romance! Your stately female portrait – this one is by Thomas Gibson – belongs on a dramatic black wall, with an impressive console table in front of it. Use a super chic silver frame, and don’t forget an exquisite lamp to illuminate the art.

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Your bedroom a bit boring? Give it a classy makeover with pastel colours and some dramatic drapery. This combo of luxurious fabrics in faded pink and the portrait of a lady in warm tones is fascinating, and the use of blue and chocolate brown paint makes the story complete. The portrait is by Anewall.

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The pink dress of the lady seems the starting point for the styling of this room. Note how the lamp (Gradient Lamp by Studio WM), the sophisticated couch, the walls and the antique portrait form a romantic yet modern unity. The golden frame adds the necessary amount of chic.


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Englands Glenham Hall – dating from the year 1560 and nowadays a fantastic wedding venue – features enlarged 18th century art pieces as wallpaper. It really adds drama and atmosphere to the rooms. The pictures are part of the series Blow Up for W Magazine, by the great photographer Tim Walker.


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The wall gallery in this Scandi-boho space is a true eye catcher, especially because of the intriguing warm artwork. We like the white frame for the portrait: this way the colours blend with the interior. The chessboard as wall art is an utterly cool idea, too.

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Check this eclectic wall gallery: two vintage portraits, two little antique frames and a small mirror that reflects the river stones in the bowl. Great idea! The black and white cabinet keeps the setting cool, the clear vase with green leaves keeps it fresh.

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The bathroom might not be the most logical place to display your historical portrait but imagine what this bathroom would look like without the art. Missing something, no? Choose a striking antique or vintage frame, as it’s all about mixing opposites.

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This modern but classic room is beautifully designed by designer Jean-Louis Deniot: see how the dress of the lady heightens the whole colour scheme. It’s a perfect marriage between greys, blues, white, black and gold.