CALLING ALL ART LOVERS!
When designing a new space it is always a good idea to have a jumping off point. Some designers are drawn to materials and textures, while others are drawn to colour and form.
We at Fülhaus would like to encourage our readers to explore beginning with a statement piece of art when it's time to design a new space. Matching a couch to artwork has long been considered a faux pas, however, we at Fülhaus believe that rules are made to be broken! So let's put those dinosaur decrees aside and get inspired!
STEP 1: THE JUMPING OFF POINT
When choosing your "IT" piece, make sure it brings you JOY while keeping in mind that it should be big enough or bold enough to carry the weight of the space on its shoulders. By letting your artwork lead, the mood will evolve naturally, and the art will work as a sounding board for all of your design choices. See below.
For this exercise, we have chosen to use this gorgeous photograph by Julia Hetta as an example:
Above, bold and soft yellow hues are present in the foreground while the background feels velvety and worn. Below is framed with exotic red and a touch of ice blue tops her head as a beautiful contrast. The photograph has mostly soft lines, save for the black bob.
STEP 2: PULLING A COLOUR PALETTE
Once you have established the mood and colour palette, try to fill in the space, beginning with the biggest items, and working your way to the smallest accessories. Look for elements that will compliment the art rather than compete with it.
STEP 3: LET THE ART CHOOSE
THE FURNITURE FOR YOU.
Try to find key items that share the same mood as your jumping off point. Bear in mind, that there are no wrong answers.
STEP 4: DON'T OVERTHINK IT!
WHAT IF ONE PIECE OF ART ISN'T ENOUGH?
If you like a lot of art in a space, there is no reason not to work that into your next design. A black and white photograph, a large mirror or a beautiful tapestry are always a great addition to a space designed around a statement art piece.