How has interior design changed over the years?

Interior design is defined as the art and science of enhancing the inside of a building. The aim is to achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for people that use the space. It is a pursuit that is thousands of years old, and throughout it has changed dramatically to suit the style of […]

Art for Restaurants

Interior design is a crucial element of a restaurant’s feel. When your customers walk through the front door, they soak in the atmosphere and sense the ambience and from this, they form a crucial first impression that sets the tone and that is integral in determining the memories they take from their dining experience. As […]

What is the difference between abstract art and abstract expressionism?

To understand the differences between abstract art and abstract expressionism, we must first define them. Abstract art is work that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of visual reality and instead utilises colours, forms, shapes and gestural marks to create this effect. Meanwhile, abstract expressionism is a term applied to newer forms of […]

Art for Interior Designers

When chosen intentionally and thoughtfully, art has the power to transform a room in any home completely, allowing the space to communicate its unique personality. It is these distinct characteristics that interior designers seek when working to transform the space into something that is functional, practical and, above all, beautiful. To be useful to interior […]

What is giclee art?

The term ‘giclee’ was first used in the early 1990s by printmaker Jack Duganne to describe fine art digital prints made using an inkjet printer. Pronounced ‘zhee’clay’, it derives from the French verb ‘to spray’, which is how inkjet printers produce the pieces. Shortly before then, at the end of the previous decade, the name […]

Art for Offices

Office art is so much more than an aesthetic choice. When entering its space, there is something about a company’s choice of artwork that is revealing about the brand and the type of enterprise it is. Indeed, the power of artwork is often underestimated. For that reason, when selecting artwork to suit office spaces, this […]

How to choose the right artwork for your home (and top tips on how to display your artwork when you actually choose it!)

If you’ve clicked on this blog, the chances are you’re trying to find artwork… step 1 is complete because ta-da… I’m an artist! I’m only joking, this blog isn’t intended to make you buy or fall in love with my work because truth be told, you don’t need someone to tell you to do that. […]

What is an abstract design?

Since the early stages of the 20th century, abstract design has been a central feature of modern-day art. It is an art form often seen as carrying a distinct moral dimension, representing virtues such as purity, simplicity, order and spirituality. What is meant by an ‘abstract design’? Abstract design uses the language of shape, form, […]

What are the aspects of interior design?

Albert Hadley, an American designer and decorator, is quoted as saying ‘the essence of interior design will always be about people and how they live’. It is about the realities of what makes for an attractive, civilized, meaningful environment, and not about what is ‘in’ or ‘out’. While most people believe that interior design is […]

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