Entries in art (231)

Tuesday
Dec122017

An edgy apartment in London by Jimmie Martin

A blend of antique and modern, edgy artwork and bold colours, and a provocative yet playful air is what you get when your home is designed by Jimmie Karlsson and Martin Nihimar of Jimmie Martin. This London apartment is sooooo sexy! (Photos: Montse Garriga Grau)

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Sunday
Dec102017

The Beijing home of an art collector

When home and art live in beautiful harmony together. This is the Beijing home of art collector Tian Jun. I love that is is filled with super comfy furniture and is totally liveable. A bit of a contrast to the last art collector's home I featured. Via Architectural Digest China, photos by Manolo Yllera.

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Thursday
Dec072017

Art as a focal point

I love art. I love large-scale art, I love gallery walls, I love photography art, and I really love seeing how others display art in their own spaces. Los Angeles based interior designer Kate Driver of West Haddon Hall is an inspiration when it comes to using art in her designs. That gallery wall above is PERFECT. Also totally smitten with the massive piece in the office below. 

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Sunday
Dec032017

A home filled with art in Moscow

This fabulously eclectic newly-built home filled with art is located in Moscow and was designed by Anna Erman. (Note: there are a couple of dead animals pictured for those who take offence). Lots of quirky art pieces are displayed throughout the home but my favourites are the chandeliers over the dining table (by Winnie Louis). Nothing floats my boat more than statement lighting! The lighting over the pool is also fabulous I must point out. Via Architectural Digest Russia, photos by Stephen Jouillard.

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Thursday
Nov302017

New in - painted silk panel and books

There's nothing like coming home from work and finding goodies in the mailbox. Just before I left on vacation I received a few things that I didn't get a chance to photograph until last weekend. First up is a very special piece of art by Juliet Vonturi, a textile designer based in the Bay Area, California. My heart broke when Juliet mentioned she had to flee the area due to the forest fires :( Despite that setback she managed to send me a gorgeous panel of blue silk that she hand-painted - something she recently started offering. 

I didn't have any frames on hand that were square so I improvised and taped it into my antique fireplace screen. 

Juliet's atelier produces marble stone silks, linens, printed fabrics, as well as design coordinate pure botanicals made by expert artisans with sustainable colours. The marble prints are absolutely exquisite and I am totally in love with them. Some samples...

I also received a couple more books from Vendome Press that are just what you need to add to your Christmas list. First up is Life at the Top: New York's Most Exceptional Apartment Buildings. By Kirk Henckels and Anne Walker with photographs by Michel Arnaud.

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