Agnes Martin is being celebrated in a career retrospective show, organized by Tate Modern and LACMA, currently on view at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Her restrained color palettes and motifs function as visual meditations, evoking a sense of peace. Martin’s work is tremendously influential to my own artistic practice and design sensibility. The following three interiors are inspired by her serene aesthetic.


Art by Agnes Martin: Homage to Life (2003); Untitled #1 (2003); Untitled #10 (1990)

Happy Together 10 Stack Pendant Rod in Black-patinated Brass by Michael Anastassiades; Kilo BL Floor Lamp by Kalmar Werkstätten from The Future Perfect

Landau Lamp from Schoolhouse Electric

Paulistano Armchair in Black by Paulo Mendes da Rocha; Adjustable Table E1027 in Black by Eileen Gray; Cage Teardrop Table in Black by Gordon Guillaumier; Noguchi Table in Black from DWR

Crosshatch Chair in Black/Walnut by Eoos for Geiger from Herman Miller

New Standard Leather Sofa in Toffee from Blu Dot

Mongolian Lamb Pillow in Pebble; Warmest Throw in Burgundy from West Elm

Paint: Navajo White by Benjamin Moore

Floor: Select Harvest Walnut with Clear Finish by The Hudson Company

Passo Rug in Light Grey/Black from Restoration Hardware


Art by Agnes Martin: I Love the Whole World (1999); Happy Holiday (1999)

Branching Bubbles 09.36 in Brushed Brass/White from Lindsey Adelman Studio

Demeter 01 Table Lamp by Karl Zahn for Roll & Hill

Pumpkin Table in Gold Plated Steel/White by Autoban; Capo Lounge Armchair in Danish Oiled Walnut/Sunniva by Neri & Hufor; Solo Lounge Chair in Brown Stained Ash/Linen by Neri & Hufor for De La Espada

Anamorphic Console by Asher Asraelow; Vintage French Mid Century Floor Lamp; Noma Sofa in Draper Grey from Dmitriy & Co.

Cozy Texture Throw in Rosette; Mixed Beaded Pillow in Blush; Beaded Diamond Pillow in Taupe from West Elm

Flash Square Coffee Table by Tom Dixon from DWR

Drum Side Table by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin

Paint: Opal by Benjamin Moore

Floor: Select Harvest Ash with Neva Finish by The Hudson Company

South American Cowhide Tile Rug in Ivory from Restoration Hardware


Art by Agnes Martin: Friendship (1963); Untitled (1959), Untitled #4 (1989)

Tube Wall Light in Black-patinated Brass by Michael Anastassiades for The Future Perfect

Crane Floor Lamp from CB2

Demeter 03 Table Lamp by Karl Zahn for Roll & Hill

Stanley Armchair in Danish Oiled Walnut/Sunniva by Luca Nichetto for De La Espada

Ring Chair in Meadow by Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel for Getama

Cloud Three Seat Sofa in Desert Stone by Luca Nichetto for &tradition

Sari Silk Pillow in Platinum; Felt Colorblock Pillow in Nightshade; Belgian Flax Linen Twill Throw in Platinum from West Elm

Unison Coffee Table Rectangle by Terence Woodgate; Helix Side Table by Chris Hardy from DWR

Stoolen End Table in Black Walnut by Uhuru

Paint: Cloud Cover by Benjamin Moore

Floor: Select Harvest White Oak with Cascade Finish by The Hudson Company

Textured Cord Rug in Aubergine from Restoration Hardware

Interiors – Agnes Martin | 2016 | Interiors