One of my favorite artistic styles is Art Nouveau, popularized between the years of 1890-1910. It had various origins in Europe, and started as a resistance to Revival art (think of highly ornate, Gothic cathedrals). Art Nouveau has simpler features, although many designs feature intricacies of a different sort. A few of my favorite Art Nouveau artists are Alphonse Mucha and Gustave Klimt. If you’re looking for artwork with florals, gold, fantasy-like design, Art Nouveau might be something to look into:
One of my favorite hobbies is interior decorating. My dream house would definitely be a beach cottage somewhere with a mixture of coastal vintage, shabby chic, bohemian, and chinoiserie. Of course, that’s a long ways down the line. The image shown above is of my kitchen table. Yellow seems to be a common color that makes an appearance throughout my apartment, especially my living room. If used correctly, I find it can be appropriate for any season. For example with autumn, I have opted to highlight the brighter of the fall colors: yellow, orange, red, as opposed to brown. I won’t lie; it was actually a bit accidental; the curtains in the apartment are unchangeable (I would have loved to have gotten different ones) so I had to work with what I was given.
I’ve been decorating for fall for a few weeks and below are two shots of the living room:
I love natural sunlight and so having many windows is an absolute must for me.
I use Bohemian accessories to create a relaxing atmosphere (especially after working 12+ hours). A few of my favorite colors to use are purple, magenta, and fuschia.
I found this elephant wall tapestry at a boutique in one of the local department stores by chance. I liked the color scheme and thought it would be a nice addition for a room.
I bought this Chinese antique at a bazaar held on the Naval Base. Using jewelry as decorative adornments can add character and brighten up a piece.
Close up of the doors with Chinese carvings, accessorized by my favorite pair of earrings.