Check out some of the art that I have chosen for my home and why. You might be surprised by how they've come about and discover how resourceful an artist can be when dealing with a paint dilemma. Plus, there is a bonus tip on how to use your cherished photos to remind you of the important things in life. Each artwork has warm downlights shining onto the art to bring out the vibrant colours & texture that makes it come to life as you walk by.
A COLOUR FROM MY TABLE AS A FEATURE WALL
I created this huge 240x120cm artwork for my living area to feel like my friends are never far away. The process was different to my usual inspiration because I wanted the art to work in with my newly acquired wooden table and not fight it. So, I started by choosing a colour from within my table as a feature wall so it would blend in. Then with consideration to the burnt orange feature wall I used fun warm colours in the painting with a dark background to make it stand out on the wall but still tie into the dark seats.
COCKTAIL INFUSIONS - VIEW ARTWORK OPTIONS
“I surround myself with things that tickle my soul and quite simply makes me feel good."
BRINGING NATURE IN
Yep, I'm a tree hugger, my thing for trees go way back, as does my appreciation for spending time in natures beauty. The almost black background was chosen to make the tree root table and the forest artwork feel as if it was floating in the still of the night sky, this is accentuated at night with downlights feeling like the outside is inside.
Also, I've wrapped string lights around the root and a fire effect globe that creates a magical feeling which are so much fun when entertaining, especially after a few drinks.
FLYING IN THE DANCING FOREST - VIEW ARTWORK OPTIONS
THINGS THAT MAKE FEEL WARM INSIDE...
Surrounding myself with things that I love and feel good are essential. This is my guest room that doubles up as a reading room, complete with sofa bed, masks from Venice, plus furniture from my late mum, then I tied it all together with luscious art. This artwork is a Hand-Finished Canvas with lots of luscious thick red paint that sparkles when it catches the light day or night.
IN MY BED - VIEW ARTWORK OPTIONS
USING A DARK FEATURE WALL
I wanted to keep some consistency in the house so I used the same colour for a few feature walls, it's deeply rich and warm making my artwork scream with excitement, I can feel it...haha, but on a serious note, most of my artworks look fabulous with a dark background as I use bright joyous colours. She also sets a luscious mood that fits perfectly in a bedroom.
P.s. Only an artist would do this (:
My curtains were a navy blue when we bought the place, and I wanted to change them quickly & inexpensively as a temporary fix. Because they had a white backing, I knew I couldn't dye them, so I bought some black fabric paint & started painting the top layer of my curtains & ran out of a tube in minutes, so ultimately it would cost more than getting new curtains. So, I figured that my curtains were done for and I looked around the house for a solution, to my joy I discovered an old 1/2 tin of black Solarguard paint and Wha La, the curtains ended up exactly the black I wanted. Yes, they are a little stiff, but I love sharing the story with guests that visit and watching their draws drop in shock. Hehehe.
GRAND TREASURE CHEST - VIEW ARTWORK OPTIONS
FILL A WALL WITH YOUR FAVE PHOTOS
Memories of my adventures and people I love are always displayed in my home because it reminds me of how rich life is with all these wonderful shared experiences. On a design level I love filling a small wall from head to toe using a mix of frames and keeping the frames the same colour. Consistency is the key to making this work, as an example you could use all wooden frames, or all black and white photos, or even a mix of three colours for your frames, like red, yellow and Blue. In my case, I bought quite a few silver frames and then spray painted the rest, also they're not all the exact shade of silver and some even have rhinestones or ornamental jewelry attached to them. So, I encourage you to get your creative on, experiment, play and if you make a mistake remember spray paint fixes pretty much everything...hehehe.