I’ve said it a million times. Art can truly inspire the space, and not the other way around. I think finding a piece of art that you feel a connection with is important. Whether it’s the image, the style, the feeling, or the colors, it can allow you to style an entire room around it. I am showing exactly how this is done by using a piece from a Portland artist named Amanda Blake. Amanda has beautiful pieces, and I think the best way to describe what she does is by quoting her: “Current obsessions include imaginary friends, snow, little mammals, folklore, superstitions, fortune-telling, wildflowers, wallpaper, cloudy landscapes, the colors of faded Polaroids, and other people’s family snapshots.”
For this, I took one of her giclee prints ‘Her Bravery Knew No End’, and used it in the board above to show you the possibilities. You can come up with the rest of the pieces in the space, just by drawing from the elements in the art.
I focused on the colors within the painting, and wanted to be sure to keep it light and airy. I think keeping the walls white, and bringing in a bold sofa and rug are what will further make the statement in the room. Adding small touches of the burgundy, golds and blue in the pillows help tie it all together. The white curtains will help achieve the soft airy feel that I certainly got from the art work.
I think the end result is both feminine as well as masculine by use of the colors and materials. It’s an eclectic blend of styles and textures. Overall, I think it’s a romantic space that would look beautiful in a young couples home.
Like the pieces in the board above? You can easily get the pieces for yourself, or just see what else they have to offer below. Also, I highly recommend looking into more art by Amanda Blake at her Etsy store, ‘This is All I Know’.
Written by Rhiannon Gillis. Rhiannon is a Los Angeles decorator and also primarily writes for this blog Rhiannon’s Interiors.