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Interior Design - Plates As Wall Art

Interior Design - Plates As Wall Art

Plates As Wall Art

This is an interior design decorative feature I haven't seen in quite awhile, but it's definitely trending, particularly with a new generation of collectors.  Interior designer Kelly Wearstler, with her love for bold geometric statements created a beautiful wall collage using plates in the foyer of the Viceroy Hotel Santa Monica in 2002, and instantly brought the look back in fashion.  

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Interior Design - Living With Mirrors

Interior Design - Living With Mirrors

Living With Mirrors

I pay particular attention to mirror placement in my interiors as they have such a significant impact in a room.  Living with mirrors is not just utilitarian, but also adds a dramatic statement, makes a space feel more expansive, reflects light and can be used in place of, or alongside artwork.  My preference is always for larger rather than smaller mirrors as I love the glamor and sense of scale they bring to the room.  A recent post from Jade at LuxDeco, another of my favorite blogs explores several creative ways to successfully bring mirrors into your space. 

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Living With Art - Where Art Meets Haute Couture

Living With Art - Where Art Meets Haute Couture

Where Art Meets Haute Couture

This week's New York Magazine Fashion issue features an article with Kehinde Wiley, a highly regarded artist with a worldwide following, and an upcoming retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum.  Wiley is famous for painting classically inspired portraits of contemporary black men with dazzling results.  In 2011 he completed a series with 7 black women - "over the next several months, Wiley photographed them, had them fitted for haute couture gowns by Riccardo Tischi at Givenchy, then painted them large scale, in works modeled after French and British portraits from the 18th and 19th centuries." 

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Living With Art - Art Basel 2014

Living With Art - Art Basel 2014

Art Basel, held in Miami Beach for the 13th year, December 4th - 7th received an estimated 75,000 attendees.  It's an event that draws people from all over the world and is as much about socializing and connecting as it is about the art.  Art Basel, the main fair, is held in the Convention Center and Design Miami sits across the way.  Eighteen satellite fairs are scattered throughout Miami Beach and Wynwood in downtown Miami. 

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Glamorous Living - Michele Oka Doner

Glamorous Living - Michele Oka Doner

Michele Oka Doner, the artist best known for her beautiful artwork A Walk on the Beach and its extension A Walk on the Beach: Tropical Gardens, exhibited in the Miami International Airport.  Composed of over 9000 bronzes embedded in terrazzo with mother-of-pearl, it's one of the largest public artworks in the world. Michele's apartment in Miami Beach is a study in minimalism, with the interior design consisting of white marble floors, a white sectional that wraps around the outer edges of the living area, framing the windows overlooking the ocean.  The space is constantly updated with new artwork made mostly from natural materials.  Her perfect world...

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Living With Art - Sylvanus Shaw

Living With Art - Sylvanus Shaw

As I mentioned earlier this week, I'm very much focused at the moment on art and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to introduce my good friend, Sylvanus Shaw.  Sylvanus' site specific solo exhibition "Give Me Liberty" is currently on view at Fraunces Tavern.  These most recent works, invoke imagery of early American statehood in media ranging from oil on panel to collaged holograms, security envelopes and other mediums.  "Give Me Liberty" will be on view through March 16, 2015.

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Living With Art - Prospect 3 Biennial, New Orleans

Living With Art - Prospect 3 Biennial, New Orleans

Recently my focus has been on the art world.  I’ve just returned from New Orleans for “Prospect 3: Notes for Now”, the International Contemporary Art Biennial, first held in 2008.  This third Biennial is spread throughout 15 indoor and outdoor venues, showcasing 61 leading and emerging contemporary artists from around the world, including artists local to New Orleans. The exhibition opened October 25 and will continue through January 25, 2015.

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