I’m always on the hunt for new art for my home, so I was stoked when the folks from ArtPhotoLimited (a start-up based in France who just launched in the UK) contacted me recently. My absolute favourite medium is photography so this was right up my alley as they offer a wide range of fine art quality photographs in limited editions. The themes of their art are broad – wildlife, movies, vintage, landscape, street, sport, and many more including my favourite – architecture. I selected the photo above for my upcoming living room refresh. It’s a limited edition of 30 titled La lanterne by photographer Strec Gil from Metz, France. I chose 90x60cm and it was sent to me unframed (they offer framing) so off I went to Ikea and chose what ended up being a really terrible quality frame (the Lomviken, but I guess at $35 I deserved a frame that barely stayed together and bowed in the middle, though maybe because I could not use the mat?). It is printed on beautiful pigment baryta paper and I was very pleased with how sharp the photo turned out. I’m excited to get my new sofa and rug and see it all in place. Thanks ArtPhotoLimited!
While on the subject of art, I had to share this absolutely stunning home of painter Aurel Basedow in Lake Como. Aurel’s abstract art is gorgeous in his home, particularly the resin-finished pieces against the chalk?lime? painted walls. (And those hex tile floors!!!) Breathtaking! Via MilK Decoration, photos by Mads Mogensen
I’m real estate
strolling scrolling in the inner Melbourne suburb of Richmond and what did I find? Why a contemporary four storey townhouse, slick and white with stylish furnishings and a fabulous art collection. Aging KISS portrais anyone? Link here while it lasts.
Charlap Hyman & Herrero is a Los Angeles / New York-based architecture and design firm that has rendered me smitten. These residential spaces they have designed are each a study in uniqueness and appear art gallery-esque. A triangle shaped bed? Why not?!
“The brief for this project was to refresh and energise the interiors of a traditional Sydney terrace house in a style that would provide a dramatic backdrop for the client’s outstanding collection of antique and modern furniture, traditional and contemporary artworks and eclectic objets d’art.”
A narrow cottage in Sydney’s Woollaha undergoes a magical transformation by Phoebe Nicol.