Posts Tagged ‘art’

Worldwide wonders

This spring we’re going global with tribal trends, colourful prints, homespun crafts and unique buys from around the world.

… It’s all about bringing a little piece of the big wide world into your own home.

We’ve been discovering bold colours and prints and are using them to full effect – these vibrant African fabrics are perfect for mixing and matching for extra punch.

The Navajo trend was hot on the catwalk for spring/summer, so we’re working that into our homes too – with quirky embroidery, hand-crafted beading and zigzag prints.

Why not bring a taste of your travels into your home with exotic finds, fabrics and interesting photos? This Indian temple is full of inspiration.

… And what’s not to love about these Moorish tiles? Blue and white is so fresh and inviting for spring.

Colourful lanterns and lamps are wonderful for adding atmosphere, don’t you think?

And how much more appealing does a minty Moroccan cuppa look in a decorative tea pot?

Come and discover our worldwide wonders… We even have some beautiful hand-woven baskets in store now that were crafted by women in rural areas of Western Uganda, supported by HomeSense, making them a perfect addition to our gathering of global goodies.

 

WE HEART ART

At HomeSense this month we are getting all arty. We have joined up with Ikon Gallery who are running an amazing competition with Gillian Wearing (the Turner prize winning artist). They are looking for one family to be cast in bronze by the artist and immortalised in Birmingham city centre. Find out more here

It has got us thinking about art in the home. The key is not to be shy about putting  up your pictures that you like. Express yourself with some art and don’t be afraid to put together pictures that don’t match. The more the merrier. Take up a whole staircase or wall with various paintings, drawings and prints in different sizes. It is very in vogue for home and we love it.

Don’t just put one painting on your wall. Trending now in homeware is montage. Hang all your favourite pictures on one wall.

If you can’t find the piece of art you’re looking for…make your own.

 

Homeware really can be art!

Homeware really can be art!

 

We love these old 78’s made into wall art. How inspiring.

Edward Hopper. One of my personal favourites. But art is so subjective, your home is the best place to express what you like by the paintings you choose.

Edward Hopper. One of my personal favourites. But art is so subjective, your home is the best place to express what you like by the paintings you choose.

 

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This painting, another one of my personal favourites “Christina’s World” by Andrew Wyeth is one of the most famous american paintings from the 20th century.  Here photographer Bruno Dayan pays homage to the famous masterpiece. Love!

Egon Schiele. So these are just some of my favourites. But look out for what you like and stick them on your pinboard or make a wall of art in one room in your house.

Egon Schiele. So these are just some of my favourites. But look out for what you like and stick them on your pinboard or make a wall of art in one room in your house.

 

Cool Collage! 

Cool Collage!

Hang up a Calder style mobile in your kitchen to add a bit of modern art to your house.

Motherwell's studio

Robert and wife RenateTheir home

Motherwell's studio

Ooooh Robert Motherwell’s studio. Get inspired to make your own creations too. There’s no such word as can’t!

 

BEHIND THE SCENES AT OUR AUTUMN SHOOT

 

What a fabulous location. The light is fantastic!

 

 

Toys for boys

 

 

Wonderful mantel piece styled by Abigail

 

 

Our photographer Mel Yates and Richard working out the next shot

 

 

Bedknobs and broomsticks

 

 

The stylists setting up the bedroom shot

 

 

Abigail making important negotiations!

 

 

Amazing collection of Jimmy Choos and Louboutins on location

 

 

Feed the crew

 

 

Mills & Boon and biccies

 

 

THE WOOLEYS. Our location for Autumn