Mid-century Modern accents
Nicholls’ aesthetic sensibilities are a perfect match for his living space.
“Mid-century Modern is probably my biggest influence in terms of design,” he says. With a background in photography and drawing, framing and composition are second nature to him. Although he leans towards minimalism, he’s no fan of clinical Modernist clichés. “I hate stark,” he stresses – a statement borne out by his home’s décor.
A tightly edited and ever-changing selection of his own photographs and found images hangs on the walls, punctuated by artworks by friends and interesting collections (vintage cameras, for example, or wooden miniatures of the New York skyline’s notable buildings). Furnishings and plants provide splashes of colour, rich textures and warmth, and that Nicholls’ table regularly seats up to
10 dinner guests, says it all: this may be a small space, but it makes for a large life.
Mid-century Modern accents such as this coffee table and cushion bring a pop edge. The photograph is by Rob Nicholls, and the wooden objects on it depict New York’s skyline.