Folk Art Meets Design

A.Clore Interiors was so excited to be asked to participate in the “Folk Art Meets Design” exhibit at Jeanine Taylor Folk Art. Each designer was given the opportunity to select an original Folk Art piece to design a room setting. The overall space uses key design elements like color, scale, and proportion to create a well functioning space. With the mix of quirkiness, eclectic pieces, and neutral hues, our team decided to showcase an “Updated Traditional” scheme.

Guinea Fowl Artwork

The showcase features the work of John “Cornbread” Anderson. He is widely known for his representation of animals, especially guinea fowl. This particular painting was fittingly picked  with its vibrant, energetic, and bold palette to represent our firm. This art is repeated for emphasis throughout the entire design, from the napkins to accent pillows on chair.

Plate Settings

When looking at the plate settings, you can immediately see the proportionality of it all. Each plate seamlessly transitions to the next, for a layered effect. Take special notice in the feathered placemats, matching the emphasized art of Cornbread. The gold utensils are a traditional color, but updated with unique handles and a bubbled glass effect in the cups. The intertwined nest napkin holders with delicate bird eggs in them give a special touch of focus to the painting’s background.

Materials

From wood to ceramic to feathers to burlap, you’ll find many materials used in the vignette. They all work together to tie in traditional touches with modern finishes. The decor was locally sourced and even custom made to make this dining set truly one of a kind. The quirkiness of the pea pod base floor lamps.

Seating

There are large host and hostess chairs on each side of the table with pillows of the painting printed on them. Their large presence add depth to the design and balance out all the smaller pieces on the table. They are paired with simpler, wooden chairs that match the dining table to add some unity and have a solid base to the design.

Want to see for your self?? Head to Downtown Sanford this weekend and visit Jeanine Taylor Folk Art on 1st Street!! Exhibit is open until 5pm on Sunday the 9th!

 

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How To Easily Create The Perfect Vignette

Who doesn’t enjoy a wonderfully put together vignette? They can easily complete any empty or boring space in the home! They’re an affordable way to bring charm, character, and life to any area. So we have a few simple tips and tricks to help you create your own gorgeous vignettes throughout your home’s interior.

Choosing the Space

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For our first step, you’ll have to choose a space for your vignette to go in. End tables, night stands, entry tables, and mantels are great spaces for beginners. If you already have items occupying the space you’d like to use, you can chose which items you’d like to stay and which ones have to go. Remember that it’s good to experiment with items you already have, and whatever you don’t use can surely be placed somewhere else around the house.

The Color Palette

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When picking out other items to add in, consider your color palette. You want to keep your color palette as simple as possible. A simple color palette will help you achieve a more cohesive end result. Use color hues from around the room to decide which colors to incorporate. For a whimsical effect, add a surprise pop of color in your vignette. Good items to include would be greenery, books, candles, vases, mirrors, picture frames, and fresh flowers. Once you have your items gathered, it is time to pick your anchor piece which will ground your vignette and set the tone for your focal point.

Accessorize and Layer

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Once your anchor object is in place, you can begin to arrange the rest of your accessories. It is best to layer your items, and group in odd numbers so that the accessories aren’t lined up like soldiers. Each layer adds its own color and texture, and there are no rules as to how many layers you need. As you place your items, it is good to take a moment to step back and check it out. This will give you the opportunity to tweak items you like, and eliminate or replace those that you don’t.

Remember!

Vignettes are not permanent fixtures in your home so don’t pressure yourself to make it absolutely perfect. Just focus on achieving your ultimate vignette style! Remember that this arrangement is temporary and should be changed up at least 2 or 3 times a year just to keep things interesting. So, don’t let your vignette get stale! Keep them fresh and don’t forget to have fun exploring your inner-designer!

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