Kitchen art!?! Are you asking, “why on earth is Tanya fussing with kitchen art now that the mid-century Hungary posters have made the space”? Don’t worry, they have found their forever home in the kitchen. But when I shared photos of the sink area (when I asked for help choosing between a black and silver faucet), it dawned on me that the print above the sink is a smidge too small. I think I’ve always known this, but the print is made by my Mom and is a still life created just below the window above her kitchen sink and it’s hung above my sink (in our previous apartment and in the townhouse) for years and years. It’s sentimental and sweet, bringing a touch of my childhood home into my current home, but Mom and I both agreed that space needs something with more punch and a bigger size.
So I am planning another DIY abstract!! I think something crisp and graphic, in mostly black and white with maybe a pop of colour, will look striking without pulling the eye away from my beloved posters, so I’ve rounded up some inspiration. Sometimes just looking at a painting or print that I like helps me to start painting, those times when I’m stuck just holding a paint brush, totally uninspired. Sometimes my version is a dead ringer for the original, but sometimes it ends up completely different (which I’m hoping for this time).
Something very simple, in black and white, would be a lot like what is there, but I’d create something with a bigger scale.
|via Remodelista; Nalle’s House; Design*Sponge|
These two pieces are wildly different, but I like how they both incorporate just a hint of colour. Black and white with a smidge of colour pulled from the posters might look fresh. Coordinated but not matchy-matchy.
|ArtyDesigny; Robbie Kempter|
Black and white pieces pair so well with posters:
Then again, I also love the idea of a single pop of a bright, saturated hue – also drawn from the posters.
|Michael Mundy Interiors|
The kitchen could use more colour . . .
I still love the simple black and white painting I made last year, so I’m confident something similar will fit the bill. I am going to build a custom stretcher with Handy Hubby so it fits the space perfectly. It’s extra effort, but we’re already making a HUGE one for another project so we might as well make two. Details soon! I’m so excited – making & adding art to a room are my favorite parts of decorating.
P.S. To add a little something handmade to your space, don’t forget about my sweet giveaway (click here – anyone can enter)! I paired up with Etsy shop laKattun to bring you something lovely. Good luck!