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Classic Art Wall

Simple, identical and whitewashed poplar frames focus attention on the movement of the art figures.

"Sometimes I come across sets of images — prints, drawings, or plates in an old book — that I will frame and divide, thematically or by date through a house," says designer Thomas O'Brien in his new book, American Modern. He adds, "Together they have the effect of panelizing the hall."

See more photos of O'Brien's apartment in the April 2010 issue of House & Home, as well as in our photo gallery.

  • Source: American Modern by Thomas O'Brien
  • Products: Handmade bronze wall clock designed by Tyler Hays, BDDW; gilded driftwood branch sculpture, Carol Leskanic.

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