When decorating a room or house we often have a starting off point. It might be an antique tapestry, a rug, a special piece of furniture, or a wonderful work of art that inspires the whole design.
I have featured the work of my good friend and wonderful artist Pat Huber before. Lately she has done a series of paintings at the Cowgirl Winery in Carmel Valley that have really captivated me. I even borrowed a couple (well several) for the photo shoot of our house. Meanwhile our lakehouse living area needed freshening up. I recently sequestered my favorite slipcover “artist” Katie Baker to make some slipcovers out of the same neutral Sunbrella Canvas that I used for my dining room chairs. They currently are a dark green (which served us well as far as practicality goes) since we do rent the house as well. I wanted a lighter look for summer. After ooohing and ahhhing over Pat’s paintings. She just keeps getting better and better….I became inspired...
I ordered some velvet ikat pillows from one of my favorite Etsy sellers here https://www.etsy.com/shop/YUNERSHOP?section_id=10452690&page=5 because I wanted a fresher look for summer. Pat from Cottage by Design http://cottagebydesign.blogspot.com/p/etsy.html came to the rescue and matched the green with one of her linens and whipped up four of these on the left.
Etsy has so many wonderful Ikat pillows and I spotted these the other day and had to order them
I am not normally a blue person but suddenly I realized why this palette is so pleasing. It is this series of paintings….GORGEOUS!!!
That darn blue truck was just calling out for a splash of blue don’t you think?
I have been dying to have Pat paint something to cover up the darn TV at the lakehouse. I wonder if I can convince Mr. H to go for it? I know he loves her work. Since these paintings inspired the whole palette why not? Which one would you choose? To see more of Pat’s wonderful art go here http://pathuberfineart.com/workszoom/1489041. How do you feel about art? Do you have a piece that has set the tone for a particular room in your house? I would love to hear about it.