Today marks what would be the 86th birthday of Pop Art progenitor Andy Warhol, who passed away in 1987, and whose impact on interior design can hardly be overstated. Even leaving aside the entire homes decorated with his aesthetic in mind, one can hardly flip through a shelter mag without coming across a Warhol hanging above, say, a yellow Siena marble fireplace, as his portrait of Joe McDonald does in the study of a Milan apartment renovated by architect Natalia Bianchi. Below, 11 more elegant, stunning, and sometimes questionable spaces where the Warhols take center stage:
↑ Naturally, Warhol's depiction of fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg is displayed in her Manhattan penthouse.
↑ Next to the hearth in a Manhattan living room designed by architect John Pawson and studio MAC II, a Warhol gun painting looks down upon a vintage Milo Baughman rocker.
↑ George Nunno's "dark and sexy" Meatpacking District loft has an entire set of Warhol camouflage prints.
↑ Things found in this NYC living room designed by Bilhuber and Associates: a Rose Tarlow Melrose House table, armchairs and a footstool upholstered in a Robert Kime silk-cotton, and a Warhol print of Jackie Kennedy.
↑ In the reception area of designer Ernest de la Torre's Palm Beach home, Warhol's prints of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, (left) and Queen Elizabeth II complement a bright red roundabout and a chandelier from the ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria.
↑ The art-filled New York dining room of photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin displays a Warhol (top left) and Bourgeois (top right).
↑ Walls painted in Benjamin Moore gray provide a cool backdrop for a Warhol silkscreen in the Greenwich, Connecticut, home of Allison and Warren Kanders, designed by Alveary Architecture and Fox-Nahem Associates. The shapely Ron Arad sofa is flanked by 1930s Gio Ponti armchairs.
↑ Warhol's Chairman Mao stares down a circa-1920 birdcage chandelier in designer Jennifer Nicholson's Santa Monica dining room.
↑ Warhol's take on Judy Garland's Blackglama ads hang in the Manhattan master bedroom of Donny Deutsch, which was designed by Frederic Schwartz Architects and Ingrao Inc.
↑ Designed by Waldo Fernandez, the Beverly Hills foyer of Ben Soleimani sports a Warhol series, a Mark Grotjahn painting, and a vintage Murano-glass chandelier.