Well hey y'all!
Whew, bit of a crazy week here.
Friday I had the honour of doing a design lecture for a group of ladies.
This meant I put on my Interior Design hat (that had been stuffed in a closet) and mixed my experience in Interior Design with my experience in art.
So, what did we talk about?
First we discussed color trends.
I put together 6 different design boards consisting of what I believe to be the freshest colors moving forward in design
Also while talking about these design boards, I showed how different paintings blended with different fabrics and colors
a) grey, beige, or greige?
b) mustard or deep gold (added with grey)
Jenny Everett Schultz
Dana Wolter Interiors
c) deep apricot
d) teal and turquoise is still good! Gravitating towards a deeper turquoise
Benjamin Moore Turquoise
e) Grass green
Serena and Lily
John Deere -:) (hey, it looked great!)
We then discussed the importance of keeping things simple.
Like things that are expensive to change
i.e. counter tops, flooring, furniture staples.
This will give you the ability to add "pops" of color when you need a change.
For example in this room by my friend Dana Wolter.
When you tire of the gold pillows that's an easy fix.
Pop in deep apricot or grass green.
Then we discussed emotional art
These are examples of emotional art
What do I mean by emotional art?
Art that reminds you of something.
Maybe something in your past.
Something you love to do.
Something that makes you go "awe"!
or even cry!
I then wanted to discuss difficult spaces for art and how to work a collage.
Mix antique paintings and pictures for added interest
or keep your collage art clean and simple using black and white photography
Finally, we discussed what to do with your children's photos.
A beautiful example of a terrific way to display pictures of your children.
Again, credit goes to my friend/designer Dana Wolter, Birmingham, Alabama
For more information on speaking engagements on "Co-ordinating Your Art"
please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great day y'all!