The sculptural work by Romanian artist Constantin Brancusi is quite beautiful and timeless. If you are interested his work currently on display at the Paul Kasmin Gallery on west 27th street through January 11th.
Selecting artwork is such an enjoyable part of the design process. Sometimes I will have an accent color or range of colors I would like a piece to have, in other instances it’ll be a completely open process. Certain, often times unexpected pieces will transform a space and give it an identity. It can be what clients and guests remember most about an interior, that’s why it’s so essential to ensure you have allocated enough in the budget to purchase art. The right artwork can be a great investment and if carefully thought out, can be a piece you will always enjoy.
Travel photographer Kimberly Coole has traveled the world documenting countries everywhere from Bolivia to Vietnam. Being in New York City which is arguably the photography mecca of the world, it’s great to find such beautiful, inspiring images from a photographer based in the U.K. Some of my favorites include 1) Fisherman stilt fishing in the ocean, Sri Lanka 2) A camel at the Jaisalmer Desert Festival, India 3) The Salt Hotel on Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia and 4) Camels resting in front of Rose-Red City, India
Finishing up a busy week wrapping up a residential project in Westchester and beginning the second phase of a redesign of an apartment on the Upper East Side. In previous posts on selecting artwork I’ve written about choosing artwork that you will continue to love over time, whether it’s one or two colors or colors which compliment interiors. These are oceanscape photographic prints by German photographer Renate Aller. Aller returned to the same spot in Long Island for 10 years documenting the every changing sky and water landscape. These are several of my favorite images from this series.
The Wild Horses of Sable Island is the perfect example of timeless, warm and universal artwork for a space. We purchased one of these prints for a loft space on broadway (pictured #5) and you can see a second example of the horses (photo #4) in a darker family room. What I love about these photographs is that they can be mixed and matched with different combinations of images, placed together as a pair or set, or utilized as a stand alone piece of art. The sepia and black and white options are warm and elegant and can fit into a range of design styles and match many different colors. If you are in New York City I highly recommend visiting the exhibit on 64 Grand Street, one of the longest running photographic exhibitions in the city.