So many artists have reached out to me asking about my experience at TOAF, is it worth the investment? and many other questions. Here's the rest of my experience after doing the The Other Art Fair in Brooklyn, NY twice.Read More
You have a great eye for art! Do you have any favorite local artists that you like to source from for your clients?
Thank you!!! We work with many great local artists. Linda Colletta is amazing and also happens to be our art director. Allyson Monson is our go to for photography. Meighan Morrison is incredible as well. For pottery and wall installations, Jocelyn Braxton is a true genius.Read More
When Denise Davies of D2 Interieurs was hired to renovate this young family’s home, the classic Nantucket shingle-style was elegant but dated. The family (a wife, husband, and two young boys) relocated from the Upper West Side to Irvington and wanted something new, functional, and stylish. The team at D2 Interieurs, headed up by Davies, started with a clean slate, which let their creativity run wild.Read More
15 Artists to Watch From NYC's Affordable Art Fair!Read More
I recently was honored to be accepted to The Other Art Fair in Brooklyn, NY. I was one of a 120 artists chosen from 700 applicants by a select group of respected art curators...I was SO excited. I told EVERYONE. I marketed my little butt off. I felt proud. I got a HOT new black jumper for the opening. I felt so ready. I was riding high, nervous and excited right up until about an hour into opening night, when I realized a couple of disappointing “facts” that sent me plummeting into a negative space...
Here’s what I learned...Read More
Sometimes when big vacations aren’t in the budget, I like to travel via photograph. While scrolling through someone’s Instagram feed isn’t quite the same as actually dipping your toes in the sand, it certainly can lift your spirits for a moment to wade through pictures of citrus-y drinks, bathing suits and striped cabanas. READ MORE...Read More
Lighthearted, colorful, and undoubtedly fun, the abstract works of artist Linda Colletta brighten up any room they’re in. Based in Weston, CT, Linda has been producing exclusive prints for One Kings Lane for the past four years, honing her craft and evolving her style with each new collection. We spoke with her to discover more about her painterly productions, the best spots to hang them, and what, she hopes people feel once they’re up on the wall. READ MORE...Read More
"Abstract expressionist Linda Colletta, based in Bridgeport, Connecticut, has been creating art in various mediums for over 20 years. Working with acrylics and oil pastels, she plays with composition and abstraction, investigation and intention. Her colorful and uplifting pieces explore moments in time and the spaces in-between. Throughout Linda’s work, drips, washes, and gestures evoke a feeling of freedom and unapologetic happiness."Read More
When D2Interieurs started renovating this young family’s home, the Modern Classic Nantucket Shingle Style home was elegant but dated. On the upside, the home had plenty to work with; set on two private acres, the serene wooded setting includes manicured lawns, perennial flowerbeds, stone pathways and rock gardens.Read More
Welcome to a refreshing new notion in residential retail. Taking the show house concept to the next level, the One Kings Lane Connecticut House is not only shoppable but happens to be the actual New Canaan, CT home of OKL president Debbie Propst. Nicole Fisher of the brand’s in-house design division, The Studio at One Kings Lane, worked with Debbie to update the house with a great mix of vintage finds and over 175 products from the site.Read More
Off the foyer are the living and dining areas, where Davies used two similar custom rugs to subtly define the space while keeping it cohesive. The room is an odd shape, and the designer had to work in a piano. “The room is not symmetrical so everything needed to be slightly different to trick the eye,” she says. A curved sofa with a hint of mod anchors the living area, while a steel-framed lounge chair has a tougher edge. Another funky chair adds a surprising jolt of jewel-toned purple. Two pieces by Connecticut artist Linda Colletta add vivid pops to the otherwise serene palette. “There is a very fine line between overdone and tacky, and elegant and quiet,” Davies notes. “I used pieces that stand on their own, but nothing is overwhelming thanks to the subdued color palette.”Read More
What are some ways you're refreshing your space this new year?
Rachel: One goal for the new year is to finish my house, so I’ll be investing in some statement rugs from The Citizenry. We’re developing a line of hand-knotted rugs from the High Atlas mountains of Morocco.
Carly: I FINALLY finished renovating our 1920s tudor. I’m going to splurge on beautiful Towels as a finishing touch to the master bath. I’m also planning to purchase some paintings from my favorites: Heather Day, Linda Colletta and Satsuki Shibuya.
Go Small! Buying smaller original works is a great way to get started. Smaller works are typically more affordable and less of a stylistic commitment. They can easily find a home in any nook of your house and you can allow the work to grow on you over time. This helps when deciding to commit to a larger scale piece or a custom commission, you will have a better feel for what you love.Read More
With over 20 years of making art under her belt and a forward-thinking creative eye, it’s no surprise to us why D2 Interieurs enlisted abstract artist Linda Colletta to join their team as Artistic Director. D2 Interieurs is known for their bold and innovative use of color in their interior design and Linda’s art is no different – a match made in heaven. There is a vivacious energy to Linda’s paintings that can’t help but excite you and draw you in. From her new collection, Geometrik, to her collaboration on a line of textiles and wallpaper, Linda gives us insight into her work as an artist and her new role at D2.Read More
The common notion that anyone can be a Jackson Pollack is a cartoon cliche. “In abstraction the point is to paint from your soul and not have some preconceived idea and to just react, which is extremely difficult, It’s one of the things people don’t realize about abstraction. People think, ‘Oh, I can pour paint on a canvas and let it dribble.’ But when you actually go to do that, there is an innate human instinct to go, ‘No, I need to draw a tree.’ It’s human nature to try and replicate what you know. But abstraction is to express the unknown, and so the hardest part at the beginning is to just let yourself go.”Read More