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Rothko Reminders

This past week I was looking at furniture maker James Duncan’s website. He has a great line of rugs, furniture, lighting and also does custom work. While looking at some of his rugs I immediately was reminded of Mark Rothko. The rugs that reminded me…



Rothko (1903-1970) is one of the great abstract impressionist painters, maybe second to Jackson Pollock. A few of his legendary paintings.



NYC based Interior Designer Amanda Nisbet did a showhouse in Montauk at the tip of Long Island for Traditional Home which is featured in the March issue. Two of the works of art she chose for over the Living Room fireplace and in the dining room also reminded me of Rothko’s work. The photograph over the mantel is from Tria Giovan Photography the one to the right and the one in the dining room are from Tapp Francke Photograhy.


The lucite stools that she used at the dining room table also transfer to a side table in the room above and bar stools in the kitchen below. 


The house and the floor plans





Her choice of faucets and backsplash make for a more interesting kitchen.

Kohler’s Karbon faucet that can move in virtually any direction.


Brown Onyx 3×6 tiles from Ann Sacks


She does a terrific job of mixing colors, patterns and textures. The dark purple accent at the molding on the ceiling and the velvet trim on the bedskirt are two examples of her extra attention to detail.




I think her color choice in the family room is fun and unexpected for a house at the beach.


Many people are unaware of The Rothko Chapel, founded by John and Dominique de Menil, located in Houston. It was dedicated in 1971 as an “intimate sanctuary available to people of every belief. A modern meditative environment inspired by the mural canvasses” of Rothko.

Interesting looking place as he was an interesting looking character.

Rothko images taken from Google Images

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