Integrate Your Art, Architecture and Interior Design
Our professional architects and interior designers will harmonise your art and decor!
Artist and Decorator Sharron Tancred works with select Interior Designers, Architects, Builders, House-painters and more to harmonise your art and decor.
Art with Interior Design, Brisbane- Tailored Artworks collaborates with specially chosen, qualified interior designers, architects and more to help you achieve your dream residential or corporate space, from your holiday home to multi-residential developments. As one big picture from the outset, custom-made art, hand-painted wall murals, Haymes Artisan Feature walls, mosaic, splashbacks, Art 3D printed onto building substrates and more inspire and harmonise kitchens, bathrooms, livings areas and their decoration to transform your whole décor into one heartfelt work of art.
The benefits of Art with Interior Design- A huge benefit to working with us as your art and interior design team is that artist and decorator Sharron Tancred can envision your new style with art inspired ideas and a mood board, affecting the meaning of your space and how it relates to your interior decor. Our behind the scenes teamwork on your art and decor relieves your stress and saves you time briefing outside suppliers working to their own vision.
Why let your art inspire your architect or interior designer? Why? Because in design, art has it all. Art encompasses your entire colour palette, style, theme, textures, shapes, balances spatial proportions and creates focal points that ground your decor. Sharron creates a brief for the architect or interior designer so they can bring your artwork’s elements into the space… it is fresh inspiration everytime and, all about you! This process saves time and allows the designer to move on to sourcing and specifying with a bigger picture in mind then they would normally have. Our Brisbane interior designers and architects are some of the best in Brisbane and have been hand-picked by Sharron for their personality and professionalism.
Don’t build without a professional! Architects help you with the outer design of your build or renovation. Some of our architects also have interior designers on staff although we work with freelance Interior designers too. Interior Designers help you with the inner build’s look, moving walls, designing kitchens and bathrooms and their furniture and fixtures, selecting hard finishes, designing lighting and furniture plans, floor and window treatments, colour specifications and accessories.
A good artist, architect and interior designer can create any style from Desert Tribe to Art Deco to Hamptons! Good design earns its fee in the value it adds to your property and at Tailored Artworks we look for design professionals who can do it all. If you are building, renovating or decorating, think more holistically on how your landscape design accentuates your architectural design and then how your architectural design relates to your art and decor. It really is one big picture, which Sharron sees from the outset. A good plan is one that has maximised your space and avoided the costly mistakes novices make by not understanding their style and how it works.
Call Sharron Tancred today on 07 3491 6400 / 0419 428 628
Latest art with interior design projects
>> Slacks Creek Home Renovation: Renovation Ideas and mood board to inspire architects, Urban Design Solutions with our Big Picture plan
Client brief: Mick and Liz are busy running 8 companies work from home. They love their Slacks Creek home and its setting, preferring to renovate it rather than move. Mick needs a larger office. They want a new rumpus for their family. The interior spaces feel cramped and awkward after their last renovation using a bathroom company to make home design decisions turned out to be a disaster. Micks’ childhood home had hand painted murals, art and atmosphere and so they invited Sharron to give them ideas.
Our strategy: Sharron has built, renovated and decorated homes and designed gardens her entire adult life; she’s a visualiser, planner, doer and, well connected in the design industry. With our new range of Built-in Art Assets in mind as the end finishes, Sharron has re-designed the Davies A-frame home to open it up, make use of the views, create a cohesive Tuscan style throughout and improve the flow with new stairwells, a new upstairs office, rumpus and gym, connecting balconies, garage and laundry, kitchen and bathroom.
The results: The mood board and renovation ideas presented here were accepted by our clients and then our referred architectural firm, Urban Design Solutions. Our client has since signed off on the architect’s contract and formal design has begun. While it may be a long process, both our clients and the architects loved having a Bigger Picture plan with such a beautiful style in mind inspired by art. Art is style after all!
>> Venetian Sunrise – Client’s photo inspiring tailored art and New Leaf Design Studios & Winner 2018 HIA Award for Interior Design
Client brief – Improve the front formal living room and brief TA Designer Sandra Dara on changes to increase the new artwork’s colour, style, and theme. At session with clients, Suzie and Phill a European-nautical theme (not far from a Hamptons style) became apparent. Very sophisticated!
Our strategy – Once the artwork was created by Sharron in her Free Flow technique, Sandra took over with fresh changes: whitewashed and a new feature wall colour sampled from the artwork. Sandra’s sourced a new rug and cushions which picked up on the art’s colours and style, reiterating the watery feel. A new coffee table and replacing the old 80’s blinds with lovely fresh Plantations and beautifully detailed drapes, confirmed the nautical theme which Sandra carried into a full kitchen renovation. A new artwork and dining suite is being planned for the kitchen in the near future.
The results – “We love water, and we love boats. Your creativity Sharron and adaptation of Phil’s holiday photography conjures that feeling of escapement to another world, bringing something unique and inspiring into our living room. We love everything about Venetian Sunrise; the colour, depth, and texture, to the story you have captured and the emotion we feel as we enjoy our piece of tailored artwork. Through your inspiration, we have recreated our formal living room, working with “New Leaf Design Studios” to extend the coastal feeling of water and boating into the heart of our suburban home.” Suzie and Phil, Chapel Hill
Photography by Clint Henegan, Stop Motion Photography
>> Delightfalls – Art with Interior Decorator Taryn Whitaker, Assorted Spaces
Tarryn’s dazzling décor was seen on Foxtell Lifestyle’s, Dream Home Ideas
Designer brief – Sometimes, it is one of the Tailored Artworks interior designers who, with her client, briefs Sharron. Tarryn Whitaker from Assorted Spaces was working with Mark and Ilona from Morayfield to improve the blank canvas that was their entire modern acreage home. As Sharron fixes problems, the problem at hand were three pesky art niches and a deadline to meet a recording session!
Our solution – When it comes to art niches the solution is simple – custom-made canvases perpendicular to the niches edges leaving a 5 -10cm gap. Tarryn requested that Sharron’s Free Flow artworks confirm her tropical resort style, blend her cool colour palette and depict form without being too obvious. Taryn’s décor, of course, extended this brief with elements like a rich coco mosaic feature wall for the pool room and rustic beach textures for the dining room. Look out for the airing of “Dream Home Ideas” on Foxtel’s Lifestyle Chanel sometime mid-year.
The results – Wow! You can see the benefits that collaboration between artist and interior designer created – relevance in the foyer which set the pace for Tarryn’s Tropical Resort décor. Now that we have happy clients, we look forward to seeing it shine out on ‘Dream Home Ideas.’
>>Spot Da Dog!
The brief – Jim and Louise’s beautiful Tudor style home at Clayfield was recently renovated to keep the bones of its classic character a mixture of industrial, classic and modern, with a white on white and black accent colour scheme. Their new and sleek, ultra-modern kitchen is at the centre of the home. The home’s foyer artwork, however, wasn’t quite creating the Kapow they hoped for, and so they enlisted Sharron to throw the punches!
Our strategy – ‘Spot Da Dog’ is Picasso styled art to add the colour, fun, and funk to the existing industrial classic style. The industrial style comes from the large polished nickel pendant lights; classic from the Tudor finishes of original trims, geometric lead windows and chandeliers and funk from the art’s quirkiness. It is also a relevant portrait of the family home and it is mischievous pets!
An additional service available to clients at appointment is a detailed briefing by Sharron to any of our interior designers, architects and painters, etc. Designers are always looking for inspiration, and art is it!
Carmel Reggi from Touches Interiors got the job to combine all the styles in the décor to unify the home: classic elegance in wallpaper and curtains, industrial touches through modern furniture, and more funk with colour, texture and patterns.
The results – “After seeing some of Sharron’s work at the Brisbane Home Show Jim and I both felt we must have a piece of her art! The enjoyment of meeting with such a vibrant artist who asked questions about what appealed to us and why we were attracted to her work convinced us Sharron was the one to create our home’s WOW factor.
Sharrons exquisite colour, passionate energy, committed detailing and fabulous sense of humour encapsulated our home and darling, sometimes mischievous Dalmatians. We are totally thrilled with the outcome of our masterpiece “Spot Da Dog.” Jim and Louise Stock, Clayfield
>>Santorini Panorama Inspiring Décor by Assorted Spaces and Kitchen Upcycle Renovation by Ideal Interior Designs
Client Brief: Brendan, a Beenleigh GP, sat in on one of Sharron’s Home Show talks and decided that Tailored Artworks’ offerings were the perfect solution to redecorate his 1980s stucco brick home. He was thrilled to find such a different, practical way to infuse his home with the bright colours he adored and freshen it up with art and décor.
Our strategy: After visiting Brendan’s home, Sharron’s strategy began with amalgamating all of his furniture, artwork, and accessories into a single clear style: Mediterranean. She repurposed one room into a study-cum-music room that also housed his rock memorabilia and set about creating three unique artworks. Inspired by Brendan’s love for Santorini, the art places him on a balcony overlooking the calm Mediterranean Sea. Tailored Artworks interior designers Ella Brid and Taryn Whitaker then used the artworks’ vision to upcycle the kitchen finishes and apply new interior décor throughout the home. door and cupboard handles
The results: I love it! I absolutely love it! Sharron, Taryn and Ella have given me a whole new house, and it is all about Santorini, and I love Santorini! I could not be happier and yes, I just love it!” Dr Brendan, Beenleigh
>> Aurora Tower Foyer Artworks at 420 Queen St Brisbane inspiring Interior Design by Tracie Rodwell Dunne
Tracie’s brief: The residents of Aurora Tower did not like the artworks hanging in their reception and wanted a change. Over a 3 year period, this project evolved, finally, to completion. Interior Designer Tracie Dunne wanted to lift the mood of Aurora Tower’s reception area and capture the feeling of skyscraper living while considering the metallic finishes of the foyer, exterior architecture and 69 floors of apartment owners and hotel visitors.
Tracie knew management did not want the area used as a meeting space any longer due to the mess that people create, and felt that a formal, clean, positive and light filled space would be an improvement. The other issue; the wall itself was slightly curved and featured decorative sculptural lines within it creating square, rectangular and diamond shapes which Tracie matched with her fabric selection focusing on the diamond shapes.
Our strategy: A thumbnail sketch drawn at the planning session drew out the Soul of the building and its Art Deco features inspiring a collage depicting lightly be-jeweled clouds floating over a city skyline, as experienced from the heights of Aurora Tower. Tracie agreed that everyone loves clouds, dew, sunsets and light and it was the answer she was after.
Sharron showed Tracie how this theme could be interpreted into a design that would unite all of the shapes and with metallic and iridescent effects, reflect light. The addition of crystals as collage added pattern, twinkle and art décor styling that Tracie loved. While painting the diptych, Sharron started with square brush marks vignetted from pewter to silver to striations of white lines of wind up and across both 2 meter squared canvases and then added “zing” and united all the colours with a zig-zagg pattern in the cloud trims for added drama and contrast.
The results: An unveiling party was organised for residents who came and applauded the new artworks and furniture.
Tracie said, “Hi Sharron, On behalf of The Aurora Tower Refurbishment Committee, The Body Corporate Committee and Owners, we would like to thank you for the wonderful artwork you have created for our Foyer. The owners and visitors absolutely love it and we are constantly getting compliments on how beautiful it is. It brightens and enhances our foyer and is definitely the focal point of this area. We love that you colour match everything to create an truly integrated artwork and the theme you created for it was inspired.
Again thank you very much, you are certainly a very talented artist.
Yours sincerely, Tracie Rodwell-Dunne, The Aurora Tower, 420 Queen St, Brisbane
>> Children of the Sea: Corridor Art inspiring Open Plan Décor by New Leaf Design Studios
Client Brief: Kelly and her retired police officer husband came from New Zealand to build a new home at Bracken Ridge to be closer to their grandchildren. Kelly needed new living room furniture and decided to use a Tailored Artworks painting to inspire her colours and styling. Sharron found that most of Kelly’s existing décor had the feel of a Contemporary Rustic Beach style, and designed artwork to combine Shorncliffe, the sea, their grandchildren, and a reference to New Zealand with Kouri shells for painting in a Private Adult Art workshop. The result is a wonderful Daliesque 2.7m x 1.2m oil painting.
Our strategy: At the Planning Session, Kelly chose an artwork from the Tailored Artworks Style Book that Sharron was able to adapt to her story. The artwork suited the proportions of Kelly’s home, and Dali’s curvaceous style picked up the floors’ curves. This décor suited light, warm-cool colours to unite existing accessories, and contrast and cool the flooring. Sharron briefed Interior Designer Sandra Dara from New Leaf Design Studios to complete the home’s décor with rugs, new cushions, and accessories. We’ll show you the results Feb 2018!
Results: “The artwork looks amazing, and I often think, ‘Gosh, is this really my house?!’ Sharron is a talented artist who made our art workshop day fun, and we now have a beautiful artwork to treasure.” Kelly, Bald Hills
Photography by Clint Henegan, Stop Motion Photography
>> ‘1770’ – Foyer collage inspiring Interior Decor by Touches Interiors
Client brief: Kay and Collin are redecorating from 80s Asian to “something classy, natural and more nautical…” and had a few spots where they thought tailored artworks would help establish the right style.
Our strategy: Sharron designed a seascape collage about holidaying at 1770 to establish, in the home’s foyer, a Hamptons style. Kay commissioned our Interior Designer-Decorator, Carmel Reggi from Touches Interiors, to create connections to the artwork to enhance her existing decor and replace the Asian accents.
Results: “When first introduced by Sharron to clients Kay & Collin, I was given a brief to transform their living spaces by harmonising my choices with the formal entry artwork. Kay and Collin wanted a change to reflect the artwork’s bright, airy beach feeling and colour palette. We decluttered and replaced all dark accessories and feature walls with light hues of blues, teals, yellows, white and silver to achieve the desired fresh, beachy feel. Sharron’s artwork in the foyer was not only the focal point but the catalyst for the home’s refurbishment, resulting in their new oasis.” Interior Designer-Decorator, Carmel Reggi, Touches Interiors (Photos thanks to Kerrin Smith Photography)
>>> ‘Life On The Meadow’ – Dribbled art commission inspiring kitchen and decor renovation by Touches Interiors
Client brief: Tony and Pat sat in on Sharron’s Home Show talk and booked there and then. Like so many, they also wanted to start with art. The brief for their home on the meadow included replacing their African theme with a contemporary style, updating their kitchen and the overall decor.
Our strategy: Sometimes clients are scared of colour but love it once they experience its power. Based on Tony and Pat’s choices from her sample album, Sharron used a dribble technique to express ‘the spirit of the meadow’ and confirm a classic contemporary style which gave scope to Carmel, from Touches Interiors, for more design features. Carmel’s new kitchen, rugs, custom upholstery, cushions, professional paint work and accessorising completed the brief beautifully.
Results: “Sharron and I took Tony and Pat’s tired space to a new level of colour with their favourite Blues, Greens and a touch of the Orange reminiscent of South Africa. I had their beloved lounge re-upholstered with modern geometric fabrics, added a new transitional rug, and complimentary white, teal and yellow accessories. My team refreshed the interior’s feel with wwhitewashedwalls and a newly fitted modern kitchen which provided better function and storage along with the luxury of a new stove, dishwasher and statement piece glass splash back. New shutters, lighting and refurbished floors and stairs set the stage for Sharron’s Artwork, ‘Life on the Meadow’. Interior Designer-Decorator Carmel Reggi, Touches Interiors (Photos thanks to Kerrin Smith Photography)
“We are thrilled with everything and could never have achieved anything like it on our own, so a big thank you! It has all come together so well, and we are enjoying it all. Our daughter who returned home from living overseas said that she feels like she is living in a resort with all the changes, as did we!” Pat and Tony, Strathpine, Qld
>> ‘Kaleidoscope Naras’ – Art for Interior Designer at Artland Indooroopilly
Client Brief – Leah Harford, Interior Designer at Art Land Indooroopilly, referred Sharron to her clients Manju and Raveen to design a giant artwork for their Fig Tree Pocket home’s four-storey stairwell.
Our strategy – A series of 8 canvases created a New York window-scape depicted as a series of horizontal layers of the garden, buildings and sky where collage elements could be seen within or reflected. Specially sourced items were meticulously hand cut to fit the design: Frank Sinatra music scores, Broadway posters; Raveen’s medical journals; Manju’s Swarovski crystal sari fabric, rearranged into a daisy design; Manju’s jewellery placed to flow horizontally; all items fading in and out of vision. Finally, the eight canvases were Glass Coated for a stunning result to match the amazing $11,000 highly polished, curved; timber laminated moulded and hand finished Bellini frame, sourced from Italy by Art Land Indooroopilly.
Interior Designers testimonial – “When I first visited the client’s home for a consultation to determine a solution for framed artwork for their entry, I knew we needed to create something incredible to suit the space’s scale. Immediately, it was apparent that this called for a customised piece of artwork. The challenge was then to find an artist we could entrust to create something that would give the owners great pleasure, be a reflection of their tastes and do justice to their beautiful home.’
“I am so glad that we found you Sharron because you far surpassed my hopes for what the process or the final result could be. I want to commend you on your professionalism, organisation, passion and commitment to this project. From the very first meeting with you and the client, I could feel the combined excitement and dedication to making this artwork something really special. You have the ability to tune into the client’s likes and desires due to your preparation of relevant questions, visual examples and detailed explanations. Above all, it was your ability to listen, interpret and have spontaneous creative visualisation and sketch ideas that allowed you to translate ideas into a cohesive framework. Every aspect and stage of the project was expertly managed and fully detailed with excellent visual updates for feedback. The results speak for themselves and what you created was a beautiful artwork.
The appreciation showed to you as the artist, and the Art Land team involved in framing the artwork was incredible. It was a great honour that we were all invited back into the Naras home for a celebration evening to see the artwork hanging in place. We were indeed fortunate to work with such amazing clients. I will continue to suggest your services to our clients and have every confidence that you will be dedicated to achieving outstanding, personal and meaningful results. Sincere Thanks, Leah Harford, Senior Design Consultant, Art Land”
The client’s response – “So proud of the artwork, our family from abroad and local were astonished by it! Amazement and awe are the sentiments!” Manju & Raveen, Fig Tree Pocket
>> ‘Activation’ – Private Adult/Child Art Workshop commission inspiring Interior Decor by Assorted Spaces
The brief: Julie booked an appointment to create art for her new home’s stairwell cavity that would complement her other three workshop artworks, but this time, she wanted her two boys to experience it, and, she wanted to use the artwork for her business!
Our strategy: At the appointment, Sharron created a simple design to meet the brief and be accomplished with herself supervising the family workshop. Just as well for boys will be boys! Sharron also suggested that our Interior Designer Taryn Whitaker from Assorted Spaces further the established style with new rugs, wallpapers and accessories to achieve a relaxed but elegant, colourful and uncluttered family home.
Results: “When we moved house and were looking to fill some of the empty walls and decided it would be a wonderful idea to commission art from Sharron again. Despite my tall order to involve our boys aged 4 and 8, Sharron managed to weave her magic over the 290cm x 91cm canvas, getting both boys actively involved! I’ve had comments like, ”That’s the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time.” Taryn’s beautiful interior decor was simply the icing on our cake. Thank you Sharron and Taryn!” Julie & Giles, Petrie
>> ‘My Fair Lady’, ‘Pinot’ & ‘Chardy’ – Abstract art commission inspiring Interior Refurbishment by New Leaf Design Studios
The brief: Robert wanted his riverside apartment, facing the magnificent Story Bridge, to be more appealing than your typical bachelor pad. After hearing Sharron talk at the Build and Design Centre and meeting designer Sandra Dara from New Leaf Design Studios, he decided art was great inspiration for his décor and booked an appointment.
Our strategy: Sharron produced three original artworks painted in Free Flow inspired by a style Robert had provided. She gave Robert décor tips to match but, in the end, sent these to Sandra Dara, who took Sharron’s lead and worked to emphasise the contemporary style with custom designed floor rug, curtains and blinds, linen and accessories all of which, once completed; we entered in the HIA Awards.
Results: ‘Sharron and Sandra have been a pleasure to work with to create my ‘new space’ with Sharron’s special artwork and Sandra’s decor. Their immense enthusiasm is contagious, and their creativity is inspiring. Thanks, Sharron and Sandra for giving much-needed life to my apartment.’ Robert, New Farm (Photos thanks to Brisbane Commercial Photography)
>> Little Treasures – Art and Interior Design with Tracie Dunne, Rodwell Dunne Design Group
Veteran Interior Designer Tracie Dunne chose Tailored Art for her client
Designer brief – Produce a meaningful abstract and strong focal point above the dining room console, to unite the open plan living area’s colours and confirm a warm and contemporary style.
Our strategy – Discussion with Tracie and her clients revealed the importance of their large family, especially their many grandchildren, here and yet to come, as subject matter. With this in mind, Sharron designed a formal, centred arrangement to suit the console and formal dining area, comprised of warm, circular “child and adult” shapes which, through blurred and hard edge line created an illusion of space. The alternating hues, tinge with one another, have all been tinted, toned and shaded for contrast and variety enriched with space’s metallic silver. Finally, fine slithers of hand painted Glass Coat Resin has provided contrast, a sensual glamour and visual appeal that link with the console’s vase hand picked by Tracie.
The outcome – “Hello Sharron, as with Paul, I adore ‘Little Treasures’. It is brilliant and finishes that area (and in fact the house) to perfection. I think its effect was best summed up when my 4-year-old grandson walked into the family room and let out a squeal. When I looked at him, he was pointing to the painting and said: “Nanna, I love that; it is beautiful.” All who have seen it totally agree. Thank you sincerely for the brilliant job you have done. As Paul said, it has certainly exceeded our expectations.” Paul and Margret, Flinders View
>> ‘Cool Change’ – Maree O’Shea, Interior Balance
Client Brief – Maree O’Shea from Interior Balance commissioned art for her HIA Award Winning Home of The Year at Mt Gravatt East.
Our strategy – With a budget under $1000 Sharron used Free Flow paints that require watercolour techniques, but for canvas! Mind mapping with the owners, Nick and Carly O’Shea of O’Shea Builders, revealed their love of beach living, rain and nature – ‘Cool Change’.
The outcome – ‘Recently I had the pleasure of engaging Sharron Tancred for a very special wedding gift for my son Nick and his new wife, Carly. I wanted the gift to be relevant to them and as an interior decorator, I was keen to see a unique piece of wall art for a very prominent space in their newly constructed home. It was a pleasure to deal with Sharron from start to finish. We arranged to meet there and discussed size, shape, colours, preferences, style and budget. Nick and Carly love their gift; I’ve already witnessed them excitedly conveying to their friends the purpose and meaning behind their 150x100cm stylised artwork, proudly hung on their feature wall. Thank you Sharron!’
Maree O’Shea, Interior Balance