Art-Full Interiors

As collectors, creators or devotees how do we return to the uninhibited joy found in artistic expression? In the Monadnock Region we are so fortunate to live amongst artists of all manners of expression style and medium. We can fill our spaces with community art, works of friends, professionals, children. In its composition of colors, textures, surfaces, shapes, and patterns we are creating a three dimensional canvas into which we step to live.

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Beautiful Bugs

Everyday bug dress is an array of exquisite design--black dots on orange, red or yellow, metallic emerald, the black silhouette, airbrushed gossamer.  Should we be surprised that all this bug beauty may well informs our interiors as well?  Look closely at that beautiful Scalamandre woven lampas silk and you will more than likely see butterflies, in fact, once noted you will see them on fabrics, wallcoverings and woven carpets  

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Chasing the Summer Solstice

In the Northeast where I reside, the difference in exposure to sunlight fluctuates greatly according to the seasons. Not only does this directly affect our moods it affects the ambiance or, as the Dutch say best, gezelligheid, of our interiors. And now, as the days begin to shorten, I think about natural light and how to luxuriate in it, creating its full potential for beauty and comfort in interior spaces no matter the season.

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The Transformational Transterior

Where the interior space blends to wall and melts into the surrounding exterior space. This perception certainly follows the course of urban architectural history in its articulation of parks, plazas, and greenscapes which lend breathing space and beauty to the grid of city streets and buildings. With today's emphasis on recreation and the natural environment, it is no surprise that this idea has developed into a design philosophy that is coming into its own.

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