Well, why don’t you visit the home of Artist Claire Guiral?

French artist Claire Guiral AKA Miss Clara creates the most enchanting worlds from fine paper, sculpting characters inspired by her childhood. She also illustrates and paints large scale abstract paintings that can be found dotted around her eclectic home. Here are some pictures from her 1987 town house situated in Bordeaux, France…

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Well, why don’t you visit the home of Artist and Skateboarder Chad Muska?

In an loft building in the Union Square area of Manhattan, designer Ryan Korban has transformed this building into an Arty open space for Artist and Skateboarder Chad Muska.  Muska comes from a long tradition of professional skateboard artists (Mark Gonzales, Ed Templeton, Chris Johanson, Natas Kaupas, and Neil Blender, among others) who have devoted their lives, both on and off the board, to a journey of creativity and discovery.

“The client had a ton of his own exciting artwork, which really dictated what the space should look like,” Korban says.

Combining luxurious elements, vintage furnishings, and the aforementioned electric street-chic art collection, Korban crafted a sophisticated space that perfectly balances two contrasting aesthetics to create a wholly original home.

Well why don’t you check out an art filled “Gypsy” home?

I found this home on one of my favorite blogs, Sketch42.  I was taken by the family’s carefree style and amazing art collection.  The pictures below are taken of the family’s Parisian apartment, but they have lived in 8 different places while together. They embrace each change and look forward to many more.   Having just moved from London to DC, and currently living in NYC, I can relate!  I’m quite over the moving/living out of a suitcase, but if I had apartments like theTouhami family, I don’t think I would mind as much or at all.
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Images take from Sketch42 blog via Vogue

Well, why don’t you check out The Collector?

I am soooo bummed I missed Frieze London this year, and even more upset that I missed this booth at Frieze Master’s!  The  Helly Nahmad gallery created an installation titled The Collector.  The viewers were able to walk through a recreation of a 1960s apartment in Paris (pictured) belonging to a fictional intellectual called Corrado N. Behind a pile of dirty teacups in the sink sat Pablo Picasso’s graphic Buste d’homme barbu, while a piece by Alberto Giacometti was resting on the bedside table. Incredible!  I love the overflowing feeling of the art and books…it reminds a bit of my aunt and uncle’s place in NYC (The Collector is much messier though!).   This is a perfect idea for a booth, and I hope to see more galleries embrace it.  Think of all the ideas! A cozy English cottage with William Turner’s!? or minimalistic Swedish designs with Tracey Emin’s!?   a bachelor pad with Marliyn Minter’s?

1960s apartment

*Images found on the internet from various sources.

 

Well why don’t you hang in the Hallway?

Art is a way to add that personal touch to your home, and the hallway is one of those perfect places to hang some art.  Its often the first place you see as you enter, so its an important area to make your own mark on.  We’ve found some excellent hallway examples, from murals, statement large pieces to gallery walls.  Which way would you choose to hang?

Well, why don’t you see the Bohemian Interior at Vosgesparis?

Desiree is the creator behind Vosgesparis, an interior design blog with a focus on scandinavian design and ideas on decorating with minimal colour & maximum style.  I have been following her for a while and was excited that she loved our collaboration print The Pilgrim and wanted to photograph it in her home.  Check out some pictures and the full blog post here