ART AT HOME
In 2018 Gallery co-founder Elinor Olisa and her husband Born designed and built their own home based on hypoallergenic principles. The project and journey was featured on the popular Channel 4 show Grand Designs which aired a one off special this week, 'Kevin's Greatest Designs' showcasing the house once again.
Just over a year since the house was finished, we're revisiting the project to shine a light on the wonderful art collection that has inspired many of our clients to grow their collection, and we're sharing new artworks from the artists featured in Elinor and Born's collection.
In her own words, Elinor explains how she chose and curated many of the artworks.
VIEW ARTWORK COLLECTION
A CALM LIVING SPACE
The pieces selected for the living room create a sense of serenity whilst making a statement that is strong without overpowering those using and living in the space. A combination of portraiture woks by Sophie Derrick
, floral abstracts by Nicola Hyslop
and animal and figurative sculptures by Johannes Nielsen
are placed throughout the space.
The metallic accents of the Derrick paintings enhance the solid bronze of the sculptures whilst the seemingly gentle florals are offset against a heavier dark background.
Art Tip: You don't always have to hang your paintings, they can work just as well or better 'leant' on surfaces blurring the boundary between wall art and sculpture.
The hallway was used to make an impact and ensure it was more than just a space to take you from A to B. Prints by RCA artist Mary Dalton
framed up to create larger impact pieces, a wall mural or 'paste-up' by the digital collage artist Alexandra Gallagher
hand finished with gold leaf and a piece by Nigerian sculptor Emmanuel Okoro
that is recessed and lit with LED strip lighting create a gallery effect.
Art Tip: If your budget won't stretch to solid bronze, bronze resin, which is a composite material, it has a similar impact and can allow you to introduce larger works to your collection.
CONTEMPORARY COLLAGE BEDROOM NUDES
Works by the collage artist Dr Helen Gorrill
which are both beautiful and empowering were chosen for display in the bedroom. The layering of collage and the use of multi media craetes constant points of interets and opportunity for discovery.
Art Tip: Your bedroom is a place to hang work that you might not choose to display in other, more public, areas of the house. The works should mean something to you. It can be the ideal space to display commissioned works created to commemorate a special anniversary or moment or works chosen together as a couple.
Are you looking for some art collecting advice? If you are looking for something specific for your own Grand Design, please do not hesitate to contact the team, who will be able to help you select or commission the perfect pieces to achieve your goals.