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Taking a risk in decorating can be costly, but thankfully one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to add drama to any space is with colour and paint. Recently I came across this photo styled and shot by Pia Jane Bijkerk. I love how this cabinet makes such a bold statement. What makes this photo is the simplicity of the vignette — all the other items around and on this cabinet are simple and neutral in colour.

Obviously you can't look at that cabinet and not think of the great American painter Jackson Pollock (above), who took the art world by storm in the late '40s and into the '50s with his "action painting," a form of abstract expressionism. Here's Pollock at work. Unlike most artists who used easels at the time, he preferred to paint on the floor.

I don't know, a rainy day and a drippy paint brush? Sounds good to me.

For more of Pia Jane's style, see her photo gallery.

Photo credits:
1. Pia Jane Bijkerk
2. National Portrait Gallery, photography by Hans Namuth

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