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. READ ON.
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.
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 ON
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 ON
The bold paintings of Linda Colletta took center stage at the opening reception of Geometrik at The Gallery at Lillian August in Norwalk, CT, on October 13. The Parsons School of Design graduate sat down with Serendipity‘s Home Editor Stephanie Horton