Art in Interiors
A way to add colour, mood and style instantly to an interior, with an image you love!
Featured from our Queensgate, Cintra and Pimlico projects.
We wanted to feature some of the art pieces used in some of our projects and to give you a few tips when hanging your own works of art.
Art pieces including prints, paintings, canvases, should never be an afterthought but always considered at concept creation stage. A carefully selected or commissioned piece of art, not only brings the whole room palette together (drawing on colours and textures used from cushions, upholstery, curtains and colours of wood grains) but also breathes a sense of life.
In a large open plan room that is part dining and part living, two images (one in each part), tie the two areas together and in fact allow you to use and draw out part of the palette in each. For example in our Queensgate dining space the hues of the cabinetry and grey blue of the velvet dining chairs came from the painting, with the orange coming through in the copper display items. In the living part orange featured more strongly, as an accent colour on cushions. Allowing for a little more colour in the living part and more sophisticated tones in the dining area. Below are some images of our orange and blue landscapes to illustrate above.
Art work really has the same principles of a ‘3 colour pattern fabric’ that you are working with, thus allowing you to utilise all the colours within, individually, in the room.
Always remember that placement in relation to your furniture and size of the art work is key to create balance and harmony.
A single piece of statement art works well, especially in a more modern space and if a limited budget. There are some great prints on the market, whether colour or black and white. We’ve included some images of a ‘Twiggy’ print, which we used as an accent ‘wow’ feature in Cintra Park, a modern room with a feature wall unit and low slung sofa.
Our other tip would be ‘collections’ of images, with the same theme/palette and coloured frame. This works well in narrow spaces, for example ‘going up the stairs’ and on landings, where it is nice to have a focal point of interest. At Queensgate we used black and white photographic images of the stage and screen.
To create a cameo collective grouping, prints above bedside tables, (when a tall feature upholstered headboard is used) give some interest/height either side and balance out the wall. An example of this would be our black and white mirrored images used either side of the bed in the master bedroom at Queensgate.
Above all, have fun and use images and art work that has a personal connection to you and that you love!
You will then be giving your home a lovely narrative that comes from your heart and is as individual as you are.