January 28, 2011

Friday Fave

A favorite from one of my past auctions.

Bernard Séjourné (Haitian 1947-1994), Cubist Still Life of Flowers in a Vase

Happy Friday!

{photo via Weschler's}

January 26, 2011

Artist Intro: Jack Mayberry

In my line of work, I often don't get to see rising contemporary artists.  So I'm always excited when I get introduced to someone new.  My new "obsession" is Jack Mayberry.  Mayberry is an interior designer, artist and manager of Perch in New Orleans.  I absolutely adore his work; his use of mediums and colors, textures and depth. 

 Just imagine one of these playful abstracts in a traditional-style room.  Love it!

{photos via Perch}

January 13, 2011

New Year, New House, New Blog

My new-ish husband and I just moved from our teeny tiny apartment in the city to a house right outside the city.  We are currently in the midst of transforming it into "our" space.  So naturally, I've become even more obsessed with art and design blogs hoping to become inspired!

The first step was to "neutralize" the walls.  Our house was a rainbow when we moved in!  Red kitchen, faux wood panels in our kitchen nook, bright yellow dining room and two-tone blue living room.  Yes, two-tone blue.  While we're still working on the kitchen and nook, I thought I'd share our progress so far.

Here are a few before pics:

Two-tone blue...yikes!

Busy, busy, busy!
Very choppy!

After a several coats of primer and Behr Hazelnut Cream, here are the after pics:

It's incredible what a little paint can do.  The space has been completely transformed. Not to mention it's much brighter!  This weekend we're tackling the kitchen and nook.

Wish us luck!