transitional hall by Pennville Custom Cabinetry Pennville Custom CabinetrySave to IdeabookEmail Photo “I applied the same reasoning here that some people use when decorating a powder room. I feel like it’s a controlled space, so you can go a little wild,” Swanson says. “I always love passing through the darker butler’s pantry into the light, bright kitchen.”
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Shapes. The artist’s eye is drawn to shapes. The successful artist knows how to celebrate shapes by employing the technique of juxtaposition. Notice how the disparate shapes of the boulders, the birch trees and the retaining wall in this garden are shown to best advantage by the use of similar colors and textures. Much of the dramatic impact would be lost if the birches were replaced with magnolias or oaks.
Save to Ideabook Email Photo Color. To the artist, color is like a best friend. Even those who prefer more monochromatic schemes can employ color by emphasizing its subtleties and absence. Employing color successfully often entails limiting the palette and understanding the color wheel. This garden is appealing because the color palette is limited to hot colors: reds, oranges and yellows. The introduction of a cool color, such as blue, would lessen the dramatic impact of this vignette.
The artist is drawn to beauty and desires to create. Some artists desire to share their beauty with the world. For others, creating beauty that satisfies their spirit is sufficient. Artists are as varied as the art they create. There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to these people. In general artists are captivated by light, color, texture, shapes and lines. They tend to notice the details, tediously modifying them to create a seemingly effortless big picture. They also tend to delight in serendipity.
The backsplash is a large piece of back-painted glass that adds a nice punch of color and also reflects the view. But the coolest thing about this space is something you can’t see. The cabinet just to the left of the backsplash is actually a hidden door that leads to an 800-square-foot studio that Marie uses to make her artwork.
Grid wall. Wall-mounted, rubberized wire grids (which can be found at commercial/retail supply stories) are perfect for storing miscellaneous objects that can be hung. This simple organizing solution will end your days of digging through bottomless drawers for that missing pair of scissors, roll of tape or ribbon. Instead, all of your odds and ends can be hung in clear view for easy access.
It also has an intriguing history, which can be traced back to Chinese culture 4,000 years ago (though it's native to West Africa), when it was considered a symbol of good fortune. While this plant is often thought of as a member of the bamboo family, in reality it's more closely related to lilies; its botanical name is Dracaena sanderiana.
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