We saw some great things at the Affordable art fair....my favourite? A stunning yellow painting by Jeremy Sharma (Scintilla (Summerwell) #1). It's gorgeous, wouldn't this make you feel happy whatever the weather?
And, as this is an interiors blog.... how to decorate with Art: a few mood boards and room sets below to give an indication of how we would work a room's colour and decor around a piece or collection of art.
For the Yellow Sharma piece, I've created a moodboard of 'things'....little bits and pieces that might dictate the 'mood' of the room. Some victorian mourning jewellery and a Starck Louis chair in jet black. To continue a vague taxidermical theme: a coffee table with fantastic two Ram head bases, and a pop of clashing vibrant colour with Suzy Hoodless' Flamingo for the Rug Company (oh imagine the joy if you found a 'real' pink flamingo!) It's hard to see texture online, but I would like to contrast the shiny lacquer and plastic of the blacks, with a bit of victoriana feather or horsehair? Then we needed a bit of industrial stomp so I added some beaten up biker boots and Le Corbusier's elegant yet brutalist concrete Vihan Sabha which might dictate the midcentury shape of a sofa or console. Lighting? I'd like to pick up the Ram's head curves with a multi arm Jielde factory light, and Fabrics? Well, Korla's bhutan lattice in Black and Citron would be the obvious choice. A bit of shanghai graffiti to echo the Yellow paintings' street art spirit and because I like it here! Finally, the pink flamingo's vibrant hue should be echoed once or twice elsewhere - a pair of crazy vases or a pink cushion, or even this Kelly Wearstler chair would complete the circle. Phew.
And a few other Rooms set examples we have from past work where the decor has been worked with pictures.
This was a pink and grey room we did. We picked up on the bulbous pink and dead tone greys in Andy Warhol's Mao with concrete colour sofa in Korla's Grey on Grey Sea Coral, and print blinds and pink highlights in Kyoto Koi Fuschia.
Here is a room set we are currently working on using Green and monochrome with a purple highlight to add depth and warmth to the organic colours in the trio of Anish Kapoor etchings.
Fabrics used in this room set are Grand Kyoto Koi in Grass, Bhutan Lattice in Black, Cubes in Greys.