Artists We Love in Places We Love, Pt. 1

Artists We Love in Places We Love, Pt. 1

By Karen Sinclair Kerns So often we have clients that have a very specific design style to their home and come to us with an original art piece that they love but it may not be in keeping with the design style.  Original art pieces come is so many different media types and styles. Finding the right piece that compliments the design of your space isn’t as hard as one might think. When selecting and investing in original art the most important thing is that it speaks to you. It maybe that it has sentimental value because the artist created it specifically for you to represent a time in your life or is reflective of the ones or places you love. Below is an example of how we place art in an unlikely place. This triptych art piece is by one of our favorite local artist’s Mary Hong. This gorgeous contemporary bed lends itself to incorporating art in the negative space above the headboard. These art pieces are made of glass; one of Hongs most recognized media types. Although the bed is a large piece it gives the feeling of being light by use of the chrome finish and light leather upholstery.  The glass art selected does not compete with that concept and only adds to the overall feel of the room. Here are few other examples of how we have placed Hong’s art in our showroom.          Allison Wickey is a great artist you will likely see in our showroom. She uses a 13 step, 4 day process involving Venetian plaster, acrylic paint, glazes, and...

225 Rue St. Tropez

By Bunny Hall 225 Rue St. Tropez – A Beautiful Residence Featured on this year’s South Walton Tour of Homes Architecturally stunning, this Mediterranean home encompasses 3,200 square feet with inspiring interiors by Lovelace. The home features four bedrooms  and 4.5 baths, high end appliances, Italian barrel tile roofs, and pecky cypress balcony ceilings. There are 10’ceilings on every level and a stunning three story spiral freestanding staircase anchors all floors. The covered Front Entry features terra cotta planters, verde benches, and arched double front doors in cypress. The Foyer features San Giorgio chandelier and sconces with carved leg demilune leather bench and carved wood upholstered guest chair. A dramatic bronze mirror over a black marble console leads you to the dramatic spiral staircase and the main levels of the home. Upon arriving at the second level, you are greeted by a distinctive main Dining Room  featuring a soapstone chandelier which evokes a tropical feel. The massive custom designed sectional in leather and fabrics anchors the main living area around the cocktail ottoman and leather front entertainment console. Pendant lighting over the bar features capiz shell furthering the tropical infusion into the Mediterranean décor. The stunning powder room features barrel ceiling and faux finishing for a Grotto effect with shell encrusted mirror and sconces. The  staircase leads you up again to the third floor Master Suite and the adorable granddaughter’s bedroom. Faux finishes, custom furniture, gorgeous fabrics, and dramatic lighting create rooms you never want to leave. Custom made furniture, stunning faux finishes, original art and beautiful fabrications in bedding and window treatments have all been included to create an elegant...