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House Call: Courtney Love in New York

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House Call: Courtney Love in New York

Julie Carlson December 19, 2011

Last week's design revelation was Courtney Love's Federal brick townhouse on xoJane, which editor Jane Pratt refers to as "Courtney's creative laboratory." The black and blue palette; the unexpected mix of antiques (Art Deco pieces by E.J. Ruhlmann, Art Nouveau furniture by Louis Majorelle, and English pieces by Chippendale); the paintings by Francis Bacon, Damien Hirst, and Gretchen Ryan; and the Buddhist accoutrements all add up to a surprisingly calm and harmonious setting. To see more, go to xoJane.

Photography by Peter Murdock.

Above: The grand entryway leads from the living area to an upstairs bedroom; the entry doors are painted in a glossy black paint from Fine Paints of Europe.

Above: A Frances Bacon triptych hangs above the mantel; the globe to the left of the fireplace belonged to Kurt Cobain.

Above: A collection of bridal cake toppers.

Above: A prayer room, with various books on Buddhism and tarot cards.

Above: A collection of curios, including Chinese foot-binding shoes.

Above: Photos of Love's daughter by Herb Ritts.

Above: The living room is wallpapered in Farrow & Ball's Lotus; the painting above the fireplace is by Gretchen Ryan, who is inspired by beauty pageant culture.

Above: Love's desk is unabashedly feminine.

Above: Love's bedroom exudes a Victorian vibe.

Above: Love at home.

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