Where am I going with this? I think this same "quirk" (makes it sound cuter) is what draws me to certain art pieces. Sometimes, I like a print or painting because it reminds me explicitly of an experience, trip, verse, etc. But more often than not, I am drawn to the overall feel of it because of a visceral liking. Not for any rhyme or reason that I can figure, but something stirs and I dig it.
I was recently asked to come up with an interior design that was inspired by a piece of art, and one piece in particular piqued my interested over and over again. It certainly wasn't the easiest choice to design around, but the weight, texture, and color of it had me toggling back and forth until I finally surrendered and said, "Let's do this!"
|Painting: Invaluable.com // Sconces: Wisteria // Chandelier: Z Gallerie // Pillows: Z Gallerie|
End Table: Candelabra // Vase: West Elm // Spray: Z Gallerie // Sofa: Wisteria
Hardwood: Seconds & Surplus // Rug: Rugs USA // Paint: Benjamin Moore (Dune White, Simply White trim)
The key for me was trying to design a space that still feels very accessible, yet embraces the intensity of the painting. I went with a neutral wall and sofa in this living room design to let the accessories compliment the colors and textures of the abstract work, which I chose to leave unframed for a modern focus. I've adored these iron sconces from Wisteria for months, and incorporated the round shape of the sconces, chandelier, and side table balance the squared sofa, pillows, and large canvas. Not to OD on neutrals, I pulled out some of that rich warmth from the painting with statement copper and brass elements (side table and chandelier), which is also complimented by the honey-hued hand scraped hardwoods. Loving how all the unique textures of this room bring visual interest, but don't compete with the lovely centerpiece of the painting that started it all.
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