April 18, 2011

Monday Inspiration

There's nothing I enjoy more than the melding of contemporary art with traditional design.  I love the vibrancy and furious nature of abstract art contrasting with the warmth and historical nature of antiques.

Here is a great example of a traditional den with a vivacious abstract, from Atlanta interior designer Courtney Giles .  The painting was commissioned by a local Atlanta artist Will Kay, son of interior designer Carter Kay.

The lively colors in the work enable the painting to remain the focal point in both versions rooms.  Which do you prefer?

1 comment:

  1. I normally love white bookshelves and white walls in general, but I think this dark version looks especially fabulous and makes everything contrast so beautifully!