After Chanel sent its models down the spring runway looking like the palettes of extremely organized watercolorists, the “painterly” trend has been cropping up everywhere, including in home design. Since I’m all for bold colors and particularly talented at uneven paint jobs, it’s taken much of my resolve not to drench all of my furniture in a myriad of Benjamin Moore samples. So long as I’m holding steady I’ve been trolling the internet for more marketable examples of this aesthetic. Here are some of my favorites:
This masterpiece of a chair (found on One Kings Lane) is what really got me excited about the painterly prints trend. A traditional frame and mahogany legs keep the bold pattern from being overwhelming, making the whimsical piece look surprisingly elegant. Incidentally, “whimsical” and “elegant” are two attributes I strive for daily in my own life.
This duvet by Urban Outfitters is the non-sexual way to bring Helen Frankenthaler to bed. It could also serve as an artful way of delineating bed space if you have to share (“Don’t even THINK about crossing the mustard!”).
While we’re on the subject of female artists, this is what your walls would look like if you hired Sonia Delaunay to outfit your child’s nursery.