Why Art Is Important When Creating Your Interiors
ften times people will choose to decorate their homes and then look for wall art as an after-thought. A helpful way to approach interior design is to start with the inspiration piece first. Often times this can be a textile that you love and/or a piece of art. Here are a few simple steps to walk you through the process.
1) What Will Be The Function Of The Room? What will the room be used for? In this case, the room will be multifunctional. This room will be used as a place to relax and watch TV and at other times it will be a place for yoga and meditation. Knowing this, we looked for comfortable seating and also light weight furniture which can be easily moved to make space for a yoga mat. We also chose art and textiles with a spiritual meaning to enhance the calm vibe in the room.
2) Find Your Inspiration We fell in love with the spiritual art and textiles from Marie Joie Hughes. This painting entitled, ‘Taara’ is part of her sacred symbol artwork collection. Taara, the Goddess of supreme compassion, sits inside the sacred triangle which is the symbol of the attainment of the higher realms. The center pillow is also part of her home collection and depicts ‘Hamsa’, a symbol of happiness and good fortune. With these two pieces selected, we were then able to choose the wall color, a light blue-teal and our accent color, coral, for drapes and accessories. Throughout the room we played with different shades of these two complimentary colors.
Textile Inspiration Art Inspiration ‘Taara’ By Marie Joie Hughes MarieJoieHughes.com
Marie Joie Hughes is the former Vice President of Product Development for Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma. Her work took her to the industrial slums of Asia to work in the textile factories. These travels have enriched her spiritual practice. Because of her deep mystical beliefs, she sees this work as part of her spiritual path. These artworks are the beginning of the journey to bring art and design into the world as a healing tool. Written & Designed By: Mari Robeson Photography By: Zuridia Garcia
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