A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Redfin about writing an article for their blog called "22 Ways to Bring Texture Into Your Apartment". The editor want me to talk about how to artistically incorporate texture into your home. How much fun is that? So, since my second love after art making is home decorating, I put my artist's thinking cap on and sent them a few ideas. I hope think you will find these ideas as worthwhile and interesting as I do..
Neutral colors, such as a beige or gray sofa, can provide a backdrop for adding texture to an apartment through paintings and pillows or throws made from various materials like velvet, wool, or faux fur. Abstract floral or geometric paintings can add visual texture to a space by incorporating colors, shapes, lines and patterns.
“Go with neutral furniture and get a wow factor with a rug high in visual texture. Also, try an abstract, floral, or geometric painting or pillow for a little pizazz. Repetition of similar natural shapes also creates textures complemented by an earthy wooden sculpture. A soft, nubby throw over your favorite chair provides a soothing texture. And a hammered metal finish catches the light and adds interest to a side table by your favorite easy chair,” says Fiona Phillips Art Studio.
When not in my studio I like to spend time with family, go to nurseries, the beach and farmer's markets, eat really good food and dance in the kitchen. I believe in kindness.