While it can be tempting to spotlight a favorite painting as a showpiece, at the same time as pulling back on decorative details lest they detract from it, it’s not the only way to go.
Lucy Sear-Barlow, of Barlow & Barlow, shows how to fold other artistic elements into a space with charming results for maximalist decor.
Here, in the living room of Lucy’s former London home, a painting by Diane Whalley is hung in a foremost position above the fireplace. But also drawing the eye is a sofa covered in Magnolia by GP&J Baker, alongside a vintage cabinet that doubles as a bar. Taking a cue from the pink in the painting is a Chequerboard rug, part of a collaboration between Barlow & Barlow and Pelican House.
Learning how to best display artwork in your home will not only beautifully celebrate the work of an artist, it will help to spark wonderful moments of joy through enriched visual interest, character and style.
As interior designer, Kit Kemp says, 'it pays to be bold – stick to your guns. Colors that speak to you will bring life and personality to your interiors.'