I have sort of a bad habit. Well, it’s more like two bad habits :) for one, I pick-up/buy/rescue any wingback-esque chair I can get my creative hands on . . . leaving my studio space pretty packed to the nines with potential canvases. And two, once I discover a fabric I’m drawn to [creatively] I buy it – doesn’t necessarily mean I have a purpose for it! Why? For the most part, classic furniture and great fabric can be hard to come by, ESPECIALLY ones that leave me feeling inspired. SO, when I know, I know.
And that’s the reason today’s #beforeandafter is a perfect example of these personal tendencies of mine. A couple months back, my mentor, Eric, asked me if I wanted this chair he found and I smarted something back with the definition of a yes ;) and then there was the fabric = a little over a year ago, my friend, The Design Stylist, sent me a link saying this swatch reminded her of me. And [of course] I absolutely LOVED it! However, my artistic vision for this dynamic pairing did not come full circle UNTIL I saw the cover of the Oceanside Museum of Art’s Museum Ball invitation. See, I had already decided to donate one of my “functional art” pieces to the event’s silent auction, BUT wasn’t really yet sure as to WHAT I was going to design. Boy, I sure did find my inspiration, though, AND could not be HAPPIER with the results.
“In creating, the only hard thing is to begin: a grass blade’s no easier to make than an oak.” – James Russell Lowell
The finished product involves everything I adore: furniture, bright splashes of color, rose gold :D I’m very anxious to see how the bidding goes tomorrow. Wish “us” luck!