Mom absolutely loved the artwork in Emily A. Clarke's living room. She said she felt it "made" the room--and tied it together. She's right on both counts. It is stunning.
It's also a terrific jumping off point.
The idea was to find a piece of abstract art that I could try to copy--on four canvases from Micheal's, arranged like a window. That way we could get the size of the canvas without having to purchase such a large piece.
It would go on this wall:
So, I took Mom into Home Sense for the very first time! (Home Sense, I'm told, is something like Home Goods in the States.)
Everything we looked at was about three feet by three feet (about a meter by a meter) or a little larger.
We started out well:
But soon we were distracted by all the pretties:
This is enourmous, easily over a meter (40") in each direction.
I measured these in the store, but didn't write anything down! I believe this one is probably four feet wide, maybe?
We messed around with this one for a long time. It measures 40" by 40" (I meter x 1 meter).
This one is the same size as the one above.
Oddly enough, they are all streetscapes and skylines.
Her favourite one, though, was neither: We found it at Home Outfitters.
I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Oh...and we found a close match to the colour in EAC's living room, Flatland by Dutchboy. It's Cotton Duck by Sico Paints (Rona's house brand) and once we had the paint chip in hand it was easy to see why it was chosen to coordinate with a pinky-taupe sofa. Mom loves it.