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Glamorous Black Walls

Reflective armchairs and pink accents lighten a dramatically dark space.

In this jewelry designer's New York City apartment, interior designer Amy Lau covered the living room walls with ebony plaster, the perfect foil for the metals and other reflective media the artist uses in her work. Once Lau top-coated the walls in wax, they took on a reflective sheen, as if they were lined with satin ribbon. To marry form and function, she chose a large lacquered coffee table with recessed niches and cubic side tables with sides that lift up like garage doors to uncover inner shelving.

See more interiors from Amy Lau's Expressive Modern in our photo gallery.

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