When decorating a room or house we often have a starting off point. It might be an antique tapestry, a rug, a special piece of furniture, or a wonderful work of art that inspires the whole design.
I have featured the work of my good friend and wonderful artist Pat Huber before. Lately she has done a series of paintings at the Cowgirl Winery in Carmel Valley that have really captivated me. I even borrowed a couple (well several) for the photo shoot of our house. Meanwhile our lakehouse living area needed freshening up. I recently sequestered my favorite slipcover “artist” Katie Baker to make some slipcovers out of the same neutral Sunbrella Canvas that I used for my dining room chairs. They currently are a dark green (which served us well as far as practicality goes) since we do rent the house as well. I wanted a lighter look for summer. After ooohing and ahhhing over Pat’s paintings. She just keeps getting better and better….I became inspired…
I ordered some velvet ikat pillows from one of my favorite Etsy sellers here https://www.etsy.com/shop/YUNERSHOP?section_id=10452690&page=5 because I wanted a fresher look for summer. Pat from Cottage by Design http://cottagebydesign.blogspot.com/p/etsy.html came to the rescue and matched the green with one of her linens and whipped up four of these on the left.
I am not normally a blue person but suddenly I realized why this palette is so pleasing. It is this series of paintings….GORGEOUS!!!
That darn blue truck was just calling out for a splash of blue don’t you think?
I have been dying to have Pat paint something to cover up the darn TV at the lakehouse. I wonder if I can convince Mr. H to go for it? I know he loves her work. Since these paintings inspired the whole palette why not? Which one would you choose? To see more of Pat’s wonderful art go here http://pathuberfineart.com/workszoom/1489041. How do you feel about art? Do you have a piece that has set the tone for a particular room in your house? I would love to hear about it.