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Art is one of the most personal aspects of any interior design space. It is a reflection of self that can personalise any space – from the sleek modern apartment to the rustic country cottage. Art encapsulates the full gamut of human emotion and design.
At Casa Forma we are frequently asked to choose art to complement our interior designs but often we work with a client’s favourite pieces to integrate them seamlessly into their design ideas. With that in mind we decided to look at how to integrate art with design.
When it comes to art you should always abide by the rule “Buy what you love”. However, that said, it is also worth mentioning that the art investment market is booming. Everything from Dali’s to Picasso’s to Banksy’s and Harold Ancart are climbing steadily in capital gains. For example Zeng Fanzhi’s The Last Supper sold for a record-breaking US$23.3 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in 2013
Over the last 6 years the global turnover of art auctions has exceeded doubled the same period previously. In uncertain economic times people have turned to art as another string to the bow of investment portfolios. However, art speculation is inherently risky – some artist’s work soars in value others can drop just as strongly. So choosing something you love regardless of the price tag is a much safer, and ultimately more pleasing, option.
Styles of Art
When it comes to design the style of art you choose is of paramount importance. Classical landscapes for example do not typically work as well with modern or post-modern room designs. However, street art or cubist art fits fantastically in a modern setting adding a cultural, and stylish feel to a room. With so many genres of art available choosing art that works perfectly with your own nuanced design ideas is actually straightforward.
Modern Art – Integrate seamlessly with modern design to create a variety of styles. Can be used to create focal points for minimalist rooms or to enhance existing décor.
Classical Art – Compliments classical design perfectly especially with classical and neo-classical interior design. Creates opulent feels to any room when complimented with rich fabrics, marbles and antique furniture pieces.
Portraits – Compliment classical, neo-classical and modern design. Portraits form exceptional focal points for rooms and can reflect history and culture in intriguing ways.
Abstract Art – From graffiti to surrealism and encompassing everything in between abstract art can work exceptionally with any form of design. In modern design or minimalist designs it creates focal points whilst in classic design it can blend perfectly with other decor to create a complete tapestry of integrated design.
Integrating Art into design
Once you’ve chosen artworks we get the pleasure of intermingling them with our design work. The two core considerations we make are the size of the piece and whether you want it to be a focus of the room. A single, large, dramatic piece can really set the tone for a whole room’s design and we love working around these types of artwork. However, small pieces can integrate with furniture and furnishing to create a complete, seamless room with plenty of points of focus and discussion.
If you’d like help with your art choices and their integration into beautiful interior design don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Author: Carolina Sandri