When I was 16, I saw a reproduction of a prehistoric cave painting of a bison from the Altamira cave in Spain. I read that this painting dated back 18,000 years...at 16, I decided to do something brave: I went on a prehistoric dig. That’s how I started thinking about art. It’s fascinating to think that as soon as man came into existence, he started painting. I’ve always loved black, and I realized that, from the beginning, man went into completely dark caves to paint. They painted with black too. They could have painted with white because there were white stones all over the ground, but no, they chose to paint with black in the dark. It’s incredible, isn’t it? —Pierre Soulages
The Mar Silver Collection
Since 2000, Mar Silver has been the principle designer at her eponymous Connecticut-based firm, creating interiors that are sophisticated and engaging. Silver works in a neutral, refined color palette, with a keen eye for texture and harmony of forms. Her interiors combine modern, contemporary and antique works with great ease and elegance. Highlights from the Mar Silver Collection include contemporary photography from Richard Prince, Vik Muniz and Antoine Schneck, eye-catching mid-century designs by Charlotte Perriand, Poul Kjaerholm and Florence Knoll, paintings by Grace Roselli and Jorge Luis Santos and African and Asian works.
A home should feel like a personal sanctuary that renews your energy and feeds your soul.