Curated: Incorporating the Unconventional and Bespoke into Your Home
What makes a home distinctive? In a world with near-infinite choices, it can be surprisingly difficult to find the truly unique. It may be even more challenging to ensure art, furnishings and décor all align. Customized pieces can help unite imagination and reality, ensuring that a home is exactly as an owner envisioned. Many artists and artisans work directly with homeowners and decorators to create unique and customized pieces of art, sculpture and furniture that is created specifically to suit a space. The end result guarantees those that can afford it have incredibly special and personalized pieces that can truly be a reflection of their personality and sense of self.
Art Donovan: Known for his illuminated art installations and steampunk aesthetic, Art Donovan lamps and illuminated sculptures are featured at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Art Institute of Chicago as well as in restaurants, hotels, casinos and celebrated private residences around the world. Donovan’s designs aren’t just beautiful, they provide light and atmosphere, turning a home into a mechanical wonderland. donovandesign.artspan.com
Kevin Caron: Delighting in the expressive capabilities of metal, Kevin Caron has created a variety of large sculptures for both public and private spaces. He has designed for cities, commercial spaces and private residences. Having completed over 50 commissions in his career thus far, his work can be found throughout the United States. His striking, swooping sculptures in metal and large format 3D-printed resin make a bold statement in private gardens. kevincaron.com
Robson Furniture: Based in the U.K., Robson Furniture offers made-to-order furnishings from a large variety of materials including glass, metal, marble, wood and fabric and they can even assist in determining the size and shape of the furniture so that it fits the scale of the room. The company sources designers from around the world and their bespoke service allows clients to customize every detail including adding gold or silver leaf finishes for a final luxurious touch. Styles range from bold contemporary Italian pieces to traditional styles in rich mahogany and oak. The unique design of each piece adds a one-of-a-kind accent to any home. robsonfurniture.co.uk
Erin Ashley: Erin Ashley’s art is known for its vivid approach to color. Ashley takes her inspiration from everyday life and is inspired by things that are often overlooked, like the beauty that emanates from an object changed by time. Her approach to texture and layers of color creates a patina effect that is a fusion of old and new. Each work is unique, and Ashley has created custom pieces that have been featured on HGTV as well as appearing in books and galleries. Ashley works with clients to match pieces that work seamlessly with their décor. erinashleyart.com
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