Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Artful living in Sarasota

I've been so busy these past few months, things are starting to wind down some and I can breathe! Who am I kidding though? I love to be a busy gal!!!

Anyhow, in all the bustle of the holidays, moving into our first home and some major projects going on, I realized I have been slacking a bit, I've been posting about inspiration and other miscellaneous things, but I have realized that I haven't caught you up on what Lisa Gilmore Design has been doing! However, if you interact with me on Facebook or Twitter, you haven't been completely in the dark. ;) And hey, if you don't get on over to the party and chat it up with us!

So anyhow, back in November I installed a beautiful project in Sarasota, FL. This client of mine is a lover of modern art, her favorite artist in particular is Itzchak Tarkay. Here is the journey of transforming her home...

Before, her living room palette was an awash of sands and beige. Nothing really grabbed your focus and let you enjoy her space, it was a bit scattered and bland....

After meeting with her and seeing her sunny Sarasota home, I realized that she needed some more color in her life to reflect her modern art taste.  So I went to work quickly, brainstorming ways to make it feel as if you lived inside of a Tarkay   painting.  This was the concept palette to present to her...

After a few meetings, fresh paint and reworking the floorplan, may I present to you the new and improved Artful Living Space!

A beautiful kidney shaped sofa recovered in a luscious teal quilted velvet. Arm chairs that were once brown and fruit-wood frames, were recovered in sexy hot pink and made special with a pop of fresh new paint. A new dining room set and chandelier, 

Custom pillows (don't you think those pillows kind of look like a Tarkay painting??) and drapery, oversized modern art framed to perfection a simple rug and coffee table to pull it all together! 

All in all, I am very happy with the outcome of this space, we spent some time at thrift stores around town to find some pieces to restyle, and local workrooms did it beautifully!

What do you think of this colorful space? Would you love to live in such a colorful setting? 


1 comment:

  1. Lisa thank you your talent is beyond compare. Love You Uncle Walt