Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
— Thomas Merton, No Man is an Island
Art has the power to connect us to ourselves and can be the key to creating a beautiful home. Yet for some the idea of selecting or incorporating the “right” piece or pieces can be intimidating. Our tip: unless you’re comfortable living in a museum, the best approach is to work with your art to make a space your own. Use it to reflect your personal aesthetic, interesting life experiences, or an intentional theme or mood. Elevate your space to the highest expression of you.
As interior designers, we love helping our clients bring art to the forefront of their environment (rather than treating art as an afterthought). It’s an amazing design experience with a range of creative opportunities. Art can:
- Create a focal point
- Add a dramatic dash of color, or define an entire palette
- Provide texture or create a layering effect
- Pull together a room/space and add polish
- Bring a sense of flow and movement
- Make a room feel cozier or create a sense of spaciousness
- Make you feel better and elevate your mood just by looking at it!
Partner with a Pro
While the simple addition of art can make a room beautiful, creating a coherent space is not as simple as it seems when the project involves a distinctive piece or pieces. Your project will go much smoother when you partner with a pro. Your interior designer can work with your existing collection or help you acquire works of art. We are remarkably resourceful and can offer critical – often invaluable – insights to help you achieve your vision.
For clients with projects in Hawaiʻi, we tap our relationships with artists and galleries and create interiors that incorporate local and Hawaiian artwork. Our network also extends far beyond Hawaiʻi for clients looking for different styles of art.
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