tag: above the mantel

Dianna and John's passion for art is palpable the moment you walk through their door. A small Fothergill framed in gold greets you at the doorway, a striking grouping of framed Dorion Scott paintings line the stairway walls, while a vista of the living room reveals a number of dramatic oil paintings.
When this client showed me around his home, that he shares with his wife and three children, his passion for collecting art and antiques was palpable. Each object, be it a work of art, lalique perfume bottle, or antique jewellery container, had a backstory which captured a mood or marked a significant event.
This client's varied tastes define her collection. From traditional to contemporary, small and large works find a home in almost every corner.
Last Friday I headed out with Lisa to document one of her oldest friend's art collection. Lisa and Janice have known each other since they were sixteen years old, and Janice has been a devoted client of Art Interiors since the very beginning. It was thrilling to see the variety of artists in her collection, spanning the history of the gallery, including her most recent acquisition: Erin Rothstein's Kiss from this years Festival of Smalls.
In Kristi and Tim's home, a Harrison fits seamlessly in their living room, while a Simpson and Weich command great attention to two otherwise overlooked spaces.