All You Need Is Love

Posted on 25 April 2012

When designing a space, decision making can seem daunting. Doesn’t it seem like there are endless options?  It’s not that we don’t like anything enough to choose, it’s that we like too many to choose! Too many colors and too many styles suit our multidimensional personalities and it can make it difficult to settle on just one. Don’t let these choices stress you out! Take back the control by letting some of your favorite things—your favorite flower, dessert, lipstick, or clutch—guide you through the design process. It may seem outside the box, but it really works and is incredibly fun! Isn’t there a reason you love that {insert your favorite item here} so much? Let the things you love most, inspire your space! What else could possibly make it more you?  

Summer’s Sweet Treat

Bright & bold colors are so “in” this year. These fresh colors are energetic and lively; they keep us feeling youthful! But it doesn’t have to stop with color that pops! Mixing and matching patterns is also a popular trend. Here we brought some pattern up to the wall with this Kevin Poole abstract. [caption id="attachment_1960" align="aligncenter" width="542" caption="Click image to see more of Kevin Poole's artwork"]Cincinnati, Art, ADC, Art Design Consultants, Art Gallery, Fine art, Interior Design, Event Venue, Wedding Venue, Online Art, Framing, Custom Framing, Downtown Cincinnati, views, Original Art, Corporate Art, Art for Healthcare, Art Collectors, Art Consulting, Beauty, Inspirations, Fashion, Hotel Art, Restaurant Art[/caption]  

Peony Perfection

Every year on your birthday, anniversary, or Valentine’s Day—what kind of bouquet do you get that is sure to make you smile? The textures and colors of your favorite flowers can easily be infused into your home. This Frank Satogata painting captures the color, playfulness, and femininity of a vibrant floral arrangement. His brushstrokes, lose and layered are reminiscent of petals. [caption id="attachment_1962" align="aligncenter" width="542" caption="Click image to see more of Frank Satogata's artwork"]	Cincinnati, Art, ADC, Art Design Consultants, Art Gallery, Fine art, Interior Design, Event Venue, Wedding Venue, Online Art, Framing, Custom Framing, Downtown Cincinnati, views, Original Art, Corporate Art, Art for Healthcare, Art Collectors, Art Consulting, Beauty, Inspirations, Fashion, Hotel Art, Restaurant Art[/caption]

 

It’s in the Bag

All women have their favorite purse or clutch. It’s our ‘go to’ bag for a fun evening out. Let the style and color combination of your most beloved accessories help you create your space. Here we have a modern style hand bag with a modern twist. Its color layering and asymmetrical design is represented in this fabulously colorful Rachel Gillen painting. [caption id="attachment_1963" align="aligncenter" width="542" caption="Click image to see more of Rachel Gillen's artwork"]	Cincinnati, Art, ADC, Art Design Consultants, Art Gallery, Fine art, Interior Design, Event Venue, Wedding Venue, Online Art, Framing, Custom Framing, Downtown Cincinnati, views, Original Art, Corporate Art, Art for Healthcare, Art Collectors, Art Consulting, Beauty, Inspirations, Fashion, Hotel Art, Restaurant Art[/caption]

 

Ch-arm Chair

Think it’d be ridiculous to design an entire space around one piece of furniture you just can’t seem to get enough of? Well, I hate to say it out right, but you’d be wrong. If anything it’s the smart thing to do! Designing without a focus can lead to a space that doesn’t feel complete or uniform. To balance the bold colors in the chair we chose to pull out the color that is represented the least. By putting that teal/blue painting by Helen Buck on the wall the beautiful, but finer details of this chair are accented rather than lost. [caption id="attachment_1964" align="aligncenter" width="542" caption="Click image to see more of Helen Buck's artwork"]Cincinnati, Art, ADC, Art Design Consultants, Art Gallery, Fine art, Interior Design, Event Venue, Wedding Venue, Online Art, Framing, Custom Framing, Downtown Cincinnati, views, Original Art, Corporate Art, Art for Healthcare, Art Collectors, Art Consulting, Beauty, Inspirations, Fashion, Hotel Art, Restaurant Art[/caption]  

Mouth-watering Magic

Food is beautiful. And although we cannot all claim to have the talent of Emeril in the kitchen ("BAM!") we can still use it as inspiration. Our favorite foods encompass so many stunning colors. Strawberry, lemon, raspberry and orange sherbet (mm, frozen yogurt anyone?) are all represented in this contemporary piece by Robbie Kemper. [caption id="attachment_1965" align="aligncenter" width="542" caption="Click image to see more of Robbie Kemper's artwork"]Cincinnati, Art, ADC, Art Design Consultants, Art Gallery, Fine art, Interior Design, Event Venue, Wedding Venue, Online Art, Framing, Custom Framing, Downtown Cincinnati, views, Original Art, Corporate Art, Art for Healthcare, Art Collectors, Art Consulting, Beauty, Inspirations, Fashion, Hotel Art, Restaurant Art[/caption]

 

Your Toes Know

This season, I have seen women wearing the most gorgeous, bright, & fun shoes. We may not always think we know what we want, and what our personal tastes and style are—but I tell you this; our toes know. Let your favorite shoes help you pair (get it?) the right colors together! This boudoir is so fresh with teal walls and cranberry accents—Frank Satogata’s lily painting ties it all together! [caption id="attachment_1966" align="aligncenter" width="542" caption="Click image to see more of Frank Satogata's artwork"]Cincinnati, Art, ADC, Art Design Consultants, Art Gallery, Fine art, Interior Design, Event Venue, Wedding Venue, Online Art, Framing, Custom Framing, Downtown Cincinnati, views, Original Art, Corporate Art, Art for Healthcare, Art Collectors, Art Consulting, Beauty, Inspirations, Fashion, Hotel Art, Restaurant Art[/caption]

 

Love the Results

If you begin by choosing the things you are certain of—the things you know you love—and design from there, you are undoubtedly headed for success. Just as the things you love help define you, your space should reflect you and your one-of-a-kind personality! So, how do we accomplish great design with ease and (of course) pleasure? Listen to the wisdom of the Beatles. All you need is love.

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Meet Litsa

Litsa Spanos – loving wife and mother of three – is an established art consultant, award-winning gallery owner, custom framer and educator. In this blog, Litsa shares with you her love for beautiful things. She will give you an exclusive look into the world of fine art and the artists who create it. She will also let you in on inspirational design ideas that are sure to give your home or office energy, warmth and reflect your own personal style.

 

 

 

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