Saturday, January 31, 2009

double exposed

i know, i know..i used these same little tree's a few months ago on the kitchen table. i thought that after the holiday's i would have to move them outside, but they are thriving, so i moved them to the living room.
so, the idea to share is the canvas turned around (painting facing the wall) so the back, raw canvas acts as a frame for any object you put in front of it. i love this idea! the trees have the perfect back drop to give them full impact. simple, clean and a nice little break from one of my favorite portraits.
i can't wait to turn this around in a month or so, i hope it is like seeing the painting for the very first time.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Perched on the UES

One of my NYC projects. These great little APT in the Upper East Side of Manhattan was a complete gut...........including furniture. My friend (Patti) and owner of this little piece of Manhattan, wanted me to do a little sprucing over the Christmas Holiday as she hasn't changed much since its completion almost 4 years ago.
I have to say...the place still looked fresh and modern that all i had to do was purchase a few little pieces to give it that "ah ha" touch. This home has that signature touch of texture and muted neutrals, that to me, holds that casual sophistication the exudes Patti's personal style.
(sofa and ottoman custom designed by Brock Street)