This week with ART IN THE WORLD OF INTERIORS article I’m taking you to my old stomping ground – Cambridgeshire.
Here in a heart of a pretty village, surrounded by a countryside lives Sarah with her husband, two children and a dog Stanley.
In Sarah’s own words:
We are lucky that the village has a great community, quality independent shops, good pub and café bar and we even have an art gallery.
I live in an Edwardian house which we bought 6 years ago and are slowly renovating room by room. We try to do a lot of the work ourselves (it’s handy having a builder for a husband!).
I would describe my style as eclectic, a mixture of modern, vintage and thrifted finds.
- What inspires you when decorating your home and what has drawn you to your style?
I am inspired by Instagram, Pinterest and interior magazines. I’ve always loved fashion and I am a bit of a magpie, I think this crosses over into my home.
I like print and pattern, dark, colour and texture.
-Would you like to share few tips on how you choose art for your home?
My tip for others would be buy what you love, be inspired by others but go with YOUR heart.
- Do you choose art to go with your home décor or other way round?
When it comes to art, I don’t have a particular style. I always buy what I love, it maybe something that catches my eye, has meaning or creates a memory or simply because I find it beautiful or creates a reaction. I have a fondness for strong females in art but also love florals and botanicals and typography.
- How do you arrange your wall galleries and how to you choose the frames?
If I’m planning on doing a gallery wall I tend to buy a large piece of art which I absolutely love and then plan the others around it. I do the same with my frames, I collect a mixture of what I like. This maybe ornate, modern, vintage, I do have a bit of a thing for gold ornate frames! One thing I rarely use is a border, I prefer to fill the frame. I also upcycle a lot of frames, whether new or old, spraying them to the colour I want (more often than not, black or gold!)
I buy frames from second hand shops, Ebay and Ikea.
I hope that you’ve enjoyed your 18th visit with Lush Eclectic Art into the world of interiors and that you found the above tips and ideas inspiring.
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Next time I’m taking you to a stunning 1930’s home in Derbyshire...
Have a lovely day x
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