One of my favorite quotes for giving me a gentle but firm kick up the butt to start making magic happen in people’s homes is “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see,” by Edgar Degas. Let me explain why this applies to this particular room, a lovely lilac themed room with jolts of color and flashes of clean white.
Well, it should be obvious to all of your creative souls that the abstract painting was the focus for inspiration with its colors being echoed throughout. While it is a striking painting on its own, add furnishings and features to pull that painting into the room and you are creating and giving art to your dining room and to the others who grace it for your finest dinner parties. What I’m trying to say in a convoluted way is that art doesn’t need to just hang on the wall in your dining room it can be your dining room.
The huge and homely Big Sur Natural dining table is your easel, the colorful cushions are your paints to be applied liberally and with creative liberty, the white of the porcelain sparrows, table lamp and Presley cabinet keep you painting in between some lines and the Handmade Earthenware jars and vases invite the temporary colors of fruit and flowers into your living and breathing work of art.
Images that inspired us: