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The undulating lines of the vases on this table pick up the shapes from the painting and increases its visual interest.
The green slash of color in the painting is only repeated in the wall of the dining room visible through the arch ... and nowhere else. It has more impact than it would if accessories all over the room picked up the color.
The art above the stairs is contemporary, with clear and bright colors. The yellow open stair treads feel just as fresh as the artwork
Using a combination of the above techniques creates a very strong design. This room is so expertly done and supports the art so uniquely. The large black rectangle of the art is found in the shape of the pillows and again in the pattern in the rug. Notice how the art is not centered behind the sofa. That staggering of rectangles is picked up in the pattern of the rug — in the placement of the pillows to one end of the sofa — and again in the off-center placement of the coffee table. It combines repetition of color, repetition of shape, and furniture placement to add emphasis.
This room also employs a few techniques. The sculpture in the corner and the painting share several colors so they work beautifully together. A very subtle touch is the shape of the black chandelier repeating the curves of the women's bustiers in the painting. Subtle, but very effective.
I like large white matts that aren't centred...as the ones to the right
grouped art in office
a rare nice grouping