Dec 20, 2014

Designing a room around Artwork

Am pleased to share with you folks a challenge that I attempted, that was too good to resist, and one that I've not tried before. Picked three lovely paintings from Invaluable.com, and imagined a room around them.

Invaluable is an online auction marketplace of fine and decorative arts, antiques, collectibles, and estate sales. The live online bidding platform allows collectors to bid in real-time on auctions held around the world.

I devoured the site, and here are three pieces I loved for their colors, richness, and stillness in anticipation of beautiful movement.

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I dig huge paintings, and so my ideal size would be anything above 36inchx36inch each.
Striking and would definitely serve as conversation starters in any room!

Now how do I do justice to these works of art?
Let me take you through my idea. Imagine...
this dark color palette: Blue, green, black, grey, red. Let's assume there's this room blessed with loads of natural light streaming in through tall French windows facing a small green patch outdoors.
To start with, I'd bathe the walls in this lovely blue, and this exact texture:
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Throw in one black Vicenza two-seater from Urban Ladder, and three of these armchairs from 1stdibs (three instead of two to create a more informal trio). 
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This beautiful round grey rug in the center... a huge one
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This Esquelet chandelier from Fenton & Fenton, again in a nuge grey in order not to take much attention away from the artwork...
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Now for the corners:
A deep-brown tower-shelf, displaying pottery in shades of blue, green, jade like this one (I'm talking colors like these)
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with this tall buddy next to it
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Would pump in some poufs in neutrals for that added texture
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And a succulent group on the opposite corner to balance it out. I'd pick this Gilmore table from Urban Ladder and cover the tabletop entirely with succulents potted in silver cups and containers...
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Done! Now let's bring these ideas together:
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This would create enough interesting points of interest in the room. If it were me, I'd be struck by these paintings first, my eyes would then dart around to take in the accent pieces and plants, and my attention would eventually come back to these huge, beautiful works of art! What do you say??

(Click on the pictures to go to their rightful sources)

8 comments:

  1. The visual tour in this room would be a full circle, loved your selections!

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  2. Great mood board! bold choice of colors!

    ~deepa
    http://aalayaminspiration.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Deepa, yes a shift away from lighter shades!

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  3. wow!! a fabulous mood board..

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    1. Thank you Patty, a pleasure to see your comment!

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