Yesterday, I was working on two projects simultaneously: a brand new art pitch posted on Indiewalls with a tight deadline and looking for new objects to go on the gallery wall in the Family Room. After arranging the items the day before yesterday, I found quite a few gaps in the wall space because certain items didn't sit right (a few of the basswood panels that I was going to paint on looked out of place). I went out and picked up a couple of shelves in various shapes. Here's what they look like
I especially love the hexagon shelves. Not sure if I'll actually use the smallest one with the additional shelf in it but the two larger ones will be great for this wall. I'm thinking of giving them a galvanized look to go with the 'R'. Lets see. I also picked up a few wooden arrows in 3 different sizes, and am trying to think of a cool pattern that I can stencil or paint onto them.
Once this was done, I started thinking about the custom console that I want to build for behind the couch so I can put the lamps I bought from West Elm on them. Since the console will be pressed between the wall and the couch, I think I could use MDF instead of a more sturdy wood. In terms of design, something very simple and clean that I can paint over in a bright color (maybe even with a chalky finish) or stain it. Here's a design I found on Pinterest that I like for the space.
And here are the lamps that are to go on the console
When this was all planned for, I started thinking about the art pitch. Its for a high end condo in Newport Beach. The couple that will be living there is well traveled and mature. The brief said the space is modern/contemporary with touches of traditionalism and glamor. The color palette is comprised of warm oranges (pumpkin/tomato/tumeric) and a dusty sky blue (almost slate grey but with more blue). The artwork they are looking for is bold and contemporary and the inspiration images are both in orange. I absolutely adore color so I put down the first layer of the piece and selected a few Hollywood Regency inspired interior images to photoshop the piece into for my pitch. Today's the last day so I'm hoping I can make an impactful piece. Will write more tomorrow!
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