DUETT INTERIORS

Minnesota cool

Photo by Marni Mervis

A palette of black and white in a rustic Minnesota woodland? Deployed by the right hands, it can echo like a moon shot. Tiffany Thompson, of Portland, Oregon–based DUETT INTERIORS, says she was “thinking of how we elevate the black/white aesthetic by combining standout silhouettes with elevated textures.” Thus, the leather sectional sofa from DWR draped with an Hermès Avalon throw comes across as both warm and cool, while plush ’70s-inspired dining chairs bring a touch of Milan to an otherwise all-American series of spaces. Studio PGRB, of Miami, provided the light cluster over the cerused dining table, but the strongest glow emanates from the adjoining games room, where a little quote from Muhammad Ali shines like a star.

Photo by Thomas Chung

I’m thoughtful about my intentions in the work and how things are placed, sourced and curated together. It’s not about a certain design style but about the intentions and emotions you want for the space.”
— Tiffany Thompson

Designer Picks

kar-studio Black Playdough Chair, New, Offered by Galerie Philia Furniture
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kar-studio Black Playdough Chair, New, Offered by Galerie Philia Furniture

“I love the spirit of this chair. Although it’s slightly different from the dining chairs chosen for this product, the sculptural element is aligned with the feeling we were going for. It’s abstract and chunky, and the black makes it very moody and distinct.”

Denis Milovanov for Sóha V7 Oak Table, New, Offered by Savannah Bay Gallery
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Denis Milovanov for Sóha V7 Oak Table, New, Offered by Savannah Bay Gallery

“Again, this is sculptural, and the shou sugi ban concept is aligned with what we brought into the kitchen island and the dining table. It’s a Japanese technique that makes the piece low maintenance and adds character.”

Arno Declercq AD Iroko Wood Dining Table, New, Offered by Galerie Philia Furniture
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Arno Declercq AD Iroko Wood Dining Table, New, Offered by Galerie Philia Furniture

“Here’s another option for the dining table. I love the round edges and how long the table is. When we picked our table, we needed it to sit ten-plus people comfortably.”

Oskar Zieta Rondo 120 Polished-Steel Wall Mirror, New, Offered by GDD
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Oskar Zieta Rondo 120 Polished-Steel Wall Mirror, New, Offered by GDD

“We used this mirror in a different finish in another part of the home. The reflective nature of the strong brass elements makes this a functional piece but, more importantly, a distinctive piece of art in someone’s space. It’s a conversation piece.”

French Wooden Milking Stool, 1950s, Offered by Merit
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French Wooden Milking Stool, 1950s, Offered by Merit

“The French milking stool with the spiral legs adds a rustic element to the space.”

Lucas Morten Flykt chair, New, Offered by Galerie Philia Furniture
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Lucas Morten Flykt chair, New, Offered by Galerie Philia Furniture

“I’m obsessed with this chair. Alone, it can be a highlight in any space. I love thinking of objects that can be THE grand moment by themselves. This is one of those pieces. It’s sexy yet simple.”

Finn Juhl Pelican Chair, New, Offered by DADA
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Finn Juhl Pelican Chair, New, Offered by DADA

“This chair reminds me of the palette in the home. Its mix of wood and textures complements the essence of the home.”

Sabrina Landini Angel Crystal Bowl Pendant Lamps, New
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Sabrina Landini Angel Crystal Bowl Pendant Lamps, New

“Lighting is such a powerful moment in homes and often forgotten about. This is similar to the Studio PGRB light cluster we sourced. It’s simple but powerful. The brass detail is so beautiful with the etched glass. You can hang these separately or create your own unique clusters.”

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