Tuesday, November 8, 2016

How I hung my Edoardo De Falchi collages

Did you miss me? I've been missing in action for about a week. My mother-in-law passed away, so there were a thousand things to do, including family coming in from out of state. But things have settled down long enough now for me to scratch out a post. Luckily, I just finished this project before everything else spiraled out of control.

Remember my post on artist Edoardo De Falchi and his collages? I showed you one I own, a couple more I purchased but had not yet received, and a few others I wanted. Well, those purchases arrived sooner than the first one (no hang-ups in customs). Today’s post shows how I framed them and hung the entire collection (so far) to complete a corner of my study.


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This is obviously the crossroads of our condo. You can see the great room to the left (notice the wonderful side view of the hanging television, which shows off the snake’s nest of cords and cables) and the kitchen/dining area beyond. And that’s the master bedroom through the hallway on the right (you saw its transformation HERE). I sat at my desk to take this photo. The front door is to the immediate left, and the bookshelves I posted about styling last month are to the right.

If I work from a chair opposite this one, which I usually do, I look directly into this corner. The wine cabinet has been styled for sometime. However...


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...This is how the corner has looked for a few years now. Kind of blah, right? (Except for Maisie the cat and her toys at the base of the lamp, which I agree, make the vignette!)


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And here's how the same corner looks now. Much better, right?


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In the left-hand photo is my first purchase, Goya ≈ Kandinsky (top). I wanted this collage to be the focal piece of the arrangement, so I gave it a metallic gold mat and wood frame made of wide moulding. The others I matted in pyro brown to mimic the wider frame on the first piece and then framed them in a thin, black metal.

This Is Not the Portrait of Jane Seymour is at left (bottom), while in the right-hand photo are LʘʘK! (top), a thank-you collage from the artist (middle), and Morandi ˘ ⌡ ˘ Goya (bottom). Above the latter is a work of tramp-style art I bought a while back, produced for the mass market from pallet wood, bottlecaps and nails.


But I almost forgot the pièce de résistance!


That little eyebrow of a space over the chair’s left shoulder just cried out for something more.

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Remember the eye painting from the desk shelf I styled a while back? Well, I purchased a set of two but only used one on the shelf. The other, as you can see, fits this space perfectly. I knew I'd find a place for it if I simply waited.


So how do you think I did?


CORNER BEFORE:


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CORNER AFTER:

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Instead of laying out this gallery in PowerPoint, like I usually do, I winged it. I hung the focal point first and studied the wall for a few days. The other lady collage, placed below the first, went up next. It just seemed to fit into the space between the lamp and chair. On the perpendicular wall I added the larger collage first, below the tramp art, then filled in the space to its left with the smaller collages.


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And I still have room to add to my gallery when budget allows. It makes the corner much more interesting, don't you think?


Here’s a new one I love (and want, of course)...


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It's called Modigliani ● ∆ ● Klee and sells for $290. It’s on the larger side—14.6 by 9.6 inches, so I don’t think it will work in this gallery without overpowering the lady in the blue dress. But I'll figure out a place for it.

And BTW, if you’re looking for something to buy me for Christmas, it's available HERE.


Want more?

  • Read my earlier post on Edoardo De Falchi.
  • Check out Edoardo De Falchi’s website, 1nd3x
  • Follow him on Flickr and/or Facebook
  • Read an interview with him at The F Breath. 
  • See more of his work HEREHERE and HERE
  • Browse his collection of originals and prints for sale at Saatchi Art
  • Check out home goods and personal accessories imprinted with his designs at Society 6.
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Tour boho Malibu beach house of Danny DeVito & Rhea Perlman

I usually don’t get too excited over celebrity home tours, but the boho beach house of Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman in North Malibu is a different décor story altogether. 

In fact, I think this boho modern chic renovation and revamp by Genevieve Carter of Carter Design would be just the ticket for me to bid Indiana winters good-bye and become an all-stops-out California girl. 

That is, if I win the lottery. Fat chance, huh? Anyway, enjoy!!
  

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The living room is the most-used room in the house, and given its beauty AND functionality, I can see why. Those unusual side tables are a custom design.


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Artwork by the couple's daughter, Gracie Kehoe, defines the dining room. I'm sure we all recognize Danny and Rhea as fork and spoon!


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The gorgeous kitchen has a great site line into the family den. The beams visible here and through much of the first floor are original to the house and dictated many of the decor details.


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Here's that family room. I love the color explosion in the differently striped pillows. And that bleached-wood coffee table almost disappears into the bleached-oak floor. Almost, but not quite. Its farm-table legs stand in contrast to the clean, modern lines in the rest of the room.


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Such a restful master bedroom! When I'm not wanting to crawl under that gorgeous hyacinth-hued blanket across the foot of the bed, I'm drooling over the vintage Turkish rug, circa 1930s.


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This seating nook is part of the master suite and seems to be calling my name. You hear it too, right? It's interesting how the  staircase is visible from this room.


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Speaking of those stairs, going up? They're bleached white oak, by the way. To me they seem like an expanse of white sand.


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This is such a simple and restful guest room! I love everything: from the Indian block-printed coverlet and the elephant bolster pillow to the Moroccan side table, pink Roman shade and distressed blue chest.

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