The Art of the Display | Marcus Hay Studio for DWR

I've been following New York stylist, Marcus Hay on Pinterest for a while now and recently he pinned a few pages he styled for DWR's September catalog.  I love how he always seems to manage to pull colours from various pieces into a space without overwhelming it (and usually if you look hard enough), you'll often find something retro (like a radio or clock), which seems to bring balance  —making things seem less new, and more lived in.  Like above: Taking queue from the different coloured clips and backs from the Muuto Stacked Shelving System, he adds just enough yellow, grey and accenting coral to create an interesting vignette. Note the retro clock and camera to balance out the new.

A pop of blue appears against all neutrals of white, beige and black.

Pops of colours mixed with natural woods in a white and beige setting. The oars and surfboard balance things.

 Little surprises of red pull the eye in.

 Yellows and greys mixed into a neutral palette. Note retro clock and radio.

 Different textures and surfaces; cement, steel, cacti.

A fun vignette for the film buff. Note retro film projector and film canisters.

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Jan Halvarson


Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing, I've added him on my Pinterest account too

Unknown said...

I love pops of yellow. Thanks for sharing :)

Jan Halvarson said...

Thanks Elisabetta and thunderpeep!

Coco Cake Land said...

oh wow i love these styled rooms... totally agree, that touch of vintage lets everything feel less stiff and more lived in... how cool!! love the giant plants, too. kind of amazing how perfectly balanced all the colours are! fun post, jan! ^__^

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Tracey Ayton Photography said...

This is what I need help with ...... displaying things. These are awesome examples, what a talented gentleman that Marcus Hay is. Gonna go check him out.