Photo Gallery: Artful Homes
Get creative with your home decor.
Shredded document paper framed in plexiglass by artists Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins complements the MDF Italia dining table. The graffiti fabric by Charles de Castelbajac on the chair backs echoes the artwork. The Louis XVI console was painted black to fit with the dining room’s two-tone colour palette.
A dining table with legs that resemble molten metal branches was conceived of by designer and homeowner Jeffrey Douglas and designer Rob Zinn of BlankBlank. A trio of framed photographs by Veronica Bailey, a giant painting by Anne O’Callaghan and a stunning Jeff Goodman Studio chandelier give the room an artistic mien.
Initially an impulse buy, designer Sloan Mauran calls this stylized ram’s-head dining table her greatest find. The legs of the table are echoed in the design of the black and white painting behind it. The table, comfortable vintage velvet Z chairs and lamps establish an authentic, glam 1970s tone.
This homeowner mixed antique caned chairs with a bench to make the dining room feel eclectic and fun. The large photograph is by a friend of the owner, Daniel Shipp, and lends the room a dramatic focal point. A red pendant lamp adds a pop of colour.
The fashion stylist and Bullet with Butterfly Wings blogger was inspired by her passion for surfing when it came to decorating her coastal home. A soft palette of whites and creams, translucent materials and natural textures lend an airy, sun-bleached look. In the dining room, an abstract white painting creates a serene feel while a weathered wood table and shell chandelier give a nod to nature. Modern chairs and a silver branch sculpture strike a glamorous note.
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Homeowner Columba Fuller peppered her loft with her signature colour, red. A graphic painting by David Urban provides modern contrast to an antique daybed, side tables and vase. The artwork’s red, black and white palette tie in with the loft’s colour scheme.
J.Crew knitwear designer Olympia Bermann created a feminine, sunwashed look in her NoLita walk-up. A cotton candy-pink painting hangs above the sofa, and matches one of the small framed pieces of art propped up on the floor. An antique chair and charcoal portraits hung on the back wall enhance the artful vibe.
A Chinoiserie painting using pastel colours complements the decor in the rest of the room. Exotic botanical pillows, mint vases, gold accents and fresh tulips round out the room’s light, airy vibe.
Use every available inch of wall space by hanging artwork from baseboard to crown moulding and around a doorway. This collection is varied in subject matter, size and framing, but it looks cohesive thanks to a colour palette — warm neutrals punctuated with black and white — reflected in the rest of the room.
Colourful paintings hung in modern white frames are an easy way to embrace the watercolour trend. Luscious hues like rose, ochre, violet, turquoise and cobalt create a broad palette that pops against white walls. Let the artwork set the tone when selecting fabrics for pillows and furniture.
Vibrant, cobalt blue brush strokes anchor the room and provide a modern contrast to the white antique dresser. The piece plays off a black accent wall and contemporary accessories for an eclectic look.
The pièce de résistance in this bathroom reno is a hand-painted silver and gold-leafed cherry blossom mural by Peter Costello. The sculptural freestanding tub is filled by a floor-mounted brass faucet in a warm gold tone.
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