Erin Flannery, 'This and that and other things,' Aerosol, acrylic, pencil on cotton 46 x 60cm
Erin’s artwork inspires a delicate and serene living space where areas of white become much more than just an elision or negative space, but possess substance and dimension. See how the brilliant cotton white of the skin against the creamy paint creates a dynamic interplay of depth and ‘roundness’. These are shapes that feel illusory, subtle and optically interesting.
Mix glassy satin-smooths with grainy linens and waxed cottons. Introduce warmth and comfort with mohair and the subtlest of herringbone wools. Experiment with tactile, sculptural textiles. White on white is all about subtle increments – assorted textures thrown in together other with only the slightest of tonal changes.
See more of Erin Flannery here.
Bjorn’s ‘Fire Leopard’ inspired a look based on an unusual fusion between an African game lodge and a gentleman’s club.
Ricardo Bjorn, ‘Fire Leopard’ Mixed Media on Canvas, 140 x 100cm
An old, lived-in claret Chesterfield sofa covered with cushions in the fabrics above and an Ikat rug by Luke Irwin (below) bring the fiery heat of the artwork into the room. Everything else can be kept clean, simple and neutral with off-white linens and fawn throws.
I like to use the reverse side of some fabrics – you can end up discovering an exciting texture and colour-way (2.)
Outfits often appear on my moodboards – for me the edges are blurred between what you wear, the objects you collect and the living spaces you choose to surround yourself in; it all comes together to create an imprint of your personal style. Fashion bridges the gap between art and fully-functioning, everyday real life – a tangible intermediary that can really help explore colours, prints and textures.
In a perfect world I’d somehow fit a crackling open fire in this scheme too.