So here’s how this works. First of all I analyse the painting, and come up with a list of design elements. You can read more about this first stage here. Next up, I create an inspiration board based on these design elements – you can read more about this here. Finally I create a room design including furniture and accessories – and that’s what I’m ready to share right now!
Let’s get straight down to it. Here’s the painting – Van Gogh’s Room At Arles:
Here’s the inspiration board:
Here are a couple of inspirational interiors that work with the vision I have in mind via Desire To Inspire:
And finally, here’s the room design:
Here’s the supplier list:
Based on the inspiration board, the look I was going for here included:
- Vibrant colours - blues, yellows, browns, oranges and greens
- Interesting elements in the room to catch the eye
- Clean lines and shapes
- Rustic/modern feel
- Textures and layers
- Mediterranean/Provencal style.
And I also adore the chunky sideboard, which is made by an amazing company in Nottingham called Eat Sleep Live (who made our bedroom furniture – you can check out the wardrobe here) – I’ll definitely post about Eat Sleep Live in more detail in future.
To focus on one final element, the plates are by a Manchester designer called Elizabeth Prince – again, I love Elizabeth’s ceramics (thank you to The Beat That My Heart Skipped blog for bringing her to my attention!), and I'll share some more detail about her work in a future post.
Back tomorrow with some more tips on building a garden deck in a monsoon – stay tuned…