Bracken Ridge Brick Interior finds its style with Rustic-Beach Themed art commission
>> The brief: Kim and Russell don’t do decorating, they are into family and trips to Kingscliff and Pottsville which is just gorgeous! They are into rustic style though and did have a problematic bulkhead that no art seemed to fit. Usual story!
>> Our strategy: Image depicts theme, i.e., fruit is perfect for a dining room, because it is the right topic for the room’s purpose. The emu is rustic themed, but not styled – it is contemporary styled, and too small, obviously. Rustic style uses natural colours found in natural materials like brick, slate, slump glass, plants, natural weaves, stack stone, water, etc. The style suits texture another reason why the emu failed. Textures will warm your space and make it homely. If you love rustic, then choose art that depicts nature in a roughened style. Here Sharron is painted in thick oils mixed with calcite powder that she’s drawn into for added texture.
>> The results: “Hi Sharron, thank you for our excellent artwork and for the tremendous help you gave us to develop our personalised family story which brought this artwork to life. We wanted our artwork to be a testimony to some of our family memories, and this wish we accomplished.
The consultative approach you provided was a great eye-opener, not only for the artwork but also for the styling and colours of our other living areas. We embraced the colour schemes you advised, and they brought harmony to our space. We look forward to showing off our new painting and refurbished living areas over a dinner party with friends very soon!” Best regards, Russell and Kim, Bracken Ridge