Art

Sally and I were thrilled to learn this morning that we are on the cover of the September/October issue of Design New England. The project was shot back in June by Michael Lee and we’ve been on pins and needles waiting for this issue to come out. As soon as the DNE web link goes live, we will post it. I had previously written about scouting the project here. Work in Progress photographs can be seen on our website. This is a scouting shot Micheal took. One of several he took and we originally submitted to DNE for the story’s consideration.

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I am fascinated by the pictures in this story about artist Catherine Gouny. I wish I could read French to learn more about her and her work.

 

 

Some of the artwork appears to be tromp l’oeill. Some appears to be painted on canvas and wood substrates. Whatever it is, it’s funky and wonky and I like it…

 

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Our new client loves the feel of the foyer in our Prides Crossing project.

 

This foyer was very large with high ceilings and had wonderful proportions, enabling us to add the classic moldings, etc. – creating the feel of a French villa. Our new client’s foyer is an entirely different animal, brought with challenges. Sally and I continue to wrestle with ideas that will make it look and feel bigger than it actually is and how to make it feel like it’s not a little room full of doors. (which it is…) We keep going back to the notion of illusion and drama. You’re only in the space about 30 seconds. Let’s make it memorable!…Here are a few ideas we are playing around with…

Introduce theater and “a little pageantry to provoke delight and surprise.” John Saladino

 

Play with scale as with this over sized pendant light fixture.

 

I was struck by juxtaposition of the unexpectedly small photograph and accessories – how they play off the “super sized” lamp.

 

Mirrors always expand a space.

 

I hadn’t thought of placing a mirror below the consoles shelf…

 

A touch of whimsey perhaps? Imagine  a pair of hands “juggling” the plates…

 

Create the illusion of antiquity – cover a wall with old wall paper fragments with a gorgeous frame around it. Brilliant!

There are so many possibillities and opportunities. What might you do to maker a small foyer memorable?

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