We’re in the middle of winter with 2 major snowstorms headed our way this weekend. It got me thinking about the particular interior decor elements that make our homes warm and inviting during this rather bleak time of year. And so, this post is as much about how the artist lives as living with art.
As if reading my mind, Cottages & Gardens wrote a wonderful article about the artist Mariska Meijers, who’s created a home that’s just brimming with rich vibrant colors and dramatic artistic flair, yet very livable and oh-so cozy. A native of the Netherlands Mariska settled in Amsterdam permanently in 2003 after living in London, Singapore and Stockholm during her earlier high-adrenalin driven career in finance law.
Mariska is a painter of abstracts and still-lifes on canvas, a home decor store owner and designer. Hers is a world of rich jewel tones with Farrow & Ball Hague Blue, her favored neutral, covering all the walls. With her artistic eye Mariska puts together unlikely combinations of color, pattern and texture that play off each other unexpectedly well. All contribute to creating a cozy ambiance and needed antidote to winter.