I’ve had a love/hate relationship with gallery walls (or French hangs). When done well they are fabulous but once they became popular most I came across were just itsy, bitsy, boring, bad art banged up on a wall. I turned my back on the trend and embraced large, bold statement artworks instead. Big is better became my mantra. Then I saw this, a gallery wall done right and all of a sudden I was scoping my own eclectic art collection, searching for hammer and nails and planning, wait for it, my own version. It’s not just the art hang that is great in this apartment, 20 Street by New York based, expat Aussie Tali Roth though. I love the layering of accessories, lighting, textiles, paint and texture.
Modern eclectic is the signature look of interior designer Jessica Gersten. An eye for one-of-a-kind antiques mixed with contemporary designs allows for the creation of a unique juxtaposition in her work. Jessica’s rooms begin with neutral base colors, organic shapes, and ethnic patterns and textures. She then cultivates a distinctive style by applying layers of mid-century lighting, bold sculptures and modern iconic furniture designs. This is a first-time feature on the blog for this New York designer, and I will be keeping my eye on her work for future posts. Love the drama of these spaces!
White walls (and the odd grey one here and there) don’t mean bland and monochromatic. No they can be the jumping off point for a home full of colour. It’s all about what you put in your space. Large, bright art works, a yellow chandelier (hello!), pattern on pattern cushions and throws and a statement rug or two. What’s not to love about this family home in the Melbourne suburb of Armadale! By the dynamic design duo Studio Stamp.
Martin Brudnizki Design Studio has done wonders with this small apartment in London. Now I know this isn’t for everyone and many out there may think it’s too much crammed into such a small space but I think the result is really cozy, loved and lived in. I am especially smitten with the kitchen.
Some eclectic, mid-century and style-packed vibes going on in this 3 story home in Barcelona I stumbled upon via Nuevo Estilo. This home was formerly uninhabited, and needed many walls knocked down in order to make it open and bright. Interior designer Bruno Reymond added some drama with a mostly black and white colour palette with some sculptural furniture and bold artwork. Sweet rooftop views are a welcome bonus.