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a specialist; however, many galleries will offer a choice of frames. “A frame will also affect the size of the artwork, while unusual presentations such as a triptych (a painting made of three sections) or a circular shape will allow them to get creative with their display.” Selecting the right artwork The UK’s leading retail gallery group also offered their advice around selecting the right art for your home. Amy Harrison, brand influencer and relationship manager from Castle Fine Art said: “The beauty of art is that it is so subjective, but that does mean that it can be tricky to guess what people will like. “The more you view and engage with art, the more fun you will have making your selection. You could also listen to podcasts or follow artists, curators and critics on blogs and social media. Subscribing to galleries’ mailing lists is another great way to keep up-to-date with all of the latest art. “When choosing art, you could consider a range of details, including your home décor, hobbies and

interests, and any memories you want to capture. You could also think about how you want the art to make you feel: do you want to remember fast-paced nights in the city, or feel tranquil in your living space?” “If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the choice available, it may be time to talk to an art consultant. As it’s their job to have their finger on the pulse, they are best-placed to talk you through the different finishes and styles, and help you to discover emerging contemporary artists, or international, diverse and indigenous artists whose work may not be in the limelight.” Elaine said: “If you’re looking for an instant way to improve the saleability of your home value, then invest in artwork. It helps to offer home buyers an immediate sense of homeliness, and will help your home stand out.”

“When choosing art, you could consider a range of details, including your home décor, hobbies and interests, and any memories you want to capture.“

CONTEMPORARY CITY LIVING - THE CHELSEA TOWNHOUSE PROJECT WITH HAVWOODS This luxurious boutique townhouse in the beautiful London borough of Chelsea has recently been renovated to create a spacious, contemporary and environmentally conscious home. To maximise the available natural light, a large extension was added to the rear of the property and the first-floor terrace was extended to create a completely new configuration with a bright, airy and more open feel.

Designed by Nancy Gouldstone Architects, Havwoods was specified to provide a comprehensive wood flooring solution that would align with the desired aesthetic and RRN322040- Havwoods- HP.indd 1

Used throughout the property, the wooden floor is complemented by dark wooden fitted furniture, gold light fittings and a marble

kitchen; clean white walls accentuate the stunning floor covering whilst creating a feeling of spaciousness. As the property needed to be suitable for renting, the wood floor needed to be robust and able to withstand wear and tear, in order to look its best for many years to come. The lacquered finish of the Alsace planks provides stain resistance but in a more subtle way. Compatible with underfloor heating, Alsace is a versatile choice and therefore an ideal surface option for many modern homes. From sustainability point of view, the timber is FSC® (FSC-C009500) certified which means that it was able to meet the design criteria desired by the homeowner and architect for an environmentally conscious home.

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The design brief was to create a home that was simple but sculptural, bold but in a more subtle and understated way. To achieve this, a pared-back, clean, minimalist colour palette was chosen for the interior scheme, with tactile materials that would add comfort and a level of softness to this contemporary living space.

contribute to a seamless flow throughout. Alsace Rustic in a Herringbone design was chosen for its natural, light colouring and beautiful textured grain.