Continuing with news from my latest project (read Part 1 here), I thought I'd let you into a couple of little artwork secrets. Choosing art for a hotel or rental apartment is a tough gig. It needs to be something interesting to a wide range of visitors. To be impressive and yet not stand out to the point that some may not approve. And of course it needs to complement the design scheme. And the location. And be the right size. Plus, the art budget is never as big as you want it to be. Not easy!
I have discovered a company that's fab for covering all of the above, and appropriately called - Easyart. I used EasyArt for a large chunk of the artwork on the project. They carry 1,000's of prints, with great search options either via artist, style or subject. From there you choose the size, framing or canvas etc.
The buildings are modern, state of the art apartments, but surrounded by beautiful nature, so I chose to complement both with a few pieces by Marion McConaghie, as I LOVE her prints.
In the contemporary penthouses I found some great abstract pieces to complement the interiors.
To stretch the art budget just a little further, I wanted to include some bespoke abstract art (with the aid of my glamourous assistants Polly Ord & Eleanor Andrews). I recently had a go at "ombre art" at "Meet the Blogger London" led by Dulux Creative Director, Marianne Shillngford, and I thought this would be a great way to add more colour to the walls - simple yet impressive and in the colours I needed. I'm really pleased with the results!
Finally the very talented Polly also painted some little pictures for the entrance door to each apartment, all named after local wildlife.
Art is an important part of design and life generally, and accessible whatever your budget. Why not have a go at your own ombre art & let me know how it goes!
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