1. Inspiration: Artistic Intent
More homeowners are now paying attention to the use of art in their abodes, by selecting thoughtful pieces that add character and soul to each space. “The use of contemporary art is becoming more significant—we love that design is evolving around art with recent clientele becoming more aware of its significance and many wanting to incorporate their growing collection in their new homes,” says Jennifer Murray, designer director of The I.D. Dept (IDD).
If you’re unsure of where to begin, the art consultants are happy to assist. Zak Lo, founder of Living with Art and Gallery 1819, considers the art selection process akin to matchmaking; he would typically visit the customer’s home to understand their needs and personal taste. “Our art consultants would find out what type of art the customers are looking for and also the interior design of the spaces that they are decorating,” shares Lo. The gallery can also recommend artists to commission for works created based on feng shui advice.
Another way to integrate an artistic element into your home is through your choice of wallpaper, such as from French upholstery brand Pierre Frey, which regularly works with illustrators for its wallpaper and textile collections.