Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Home Styling Ideas: Frames...




To me decorating your home is just as fun as sitting in a Paris café and checking out the outfits of the fabulous French men & women passing by... Some may think of my décor as clutter, I think of it as: Fabulous! I never get those homes that are decorated with straight, cold lines, where people are so anal about the minimalism... I find these homes uncomfortable, you sit on a square armchair, eat from a square plate, and look into a square mirror... Ugh so f-ing un-inspirational it's depressing... I like all things beautiful, giving your imagination some freedom and let the creativity do the job... It should be cosy and chic... 

Anyways, when it comes to picture frames every single person including myself always came across this issue at least once in their life - getting a frame you like and not knowing what to fill it with... I got this frame from Zara Homes, I loved it but had no idea what I'd use it for... But photos isn't the only thing you can use... I put my sketches into frames, or postcards... Art is important to me, I'd choose art instead of a lousy date any time... I get lots of inspiration from it... And so every-time I go to an exhibition I usually get a postcard or two... 

Postcards are a great idea for frames... You can make collages with them to fill bigger frames or you can just take one that you love... In my case I used the postcard of the painting Dancer, Study for 'L'Attente', 1882 by Edgar Degas from the exhibition Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement... It was a wonderful day, and after I was finished at the Vogue House I decided to walk to the Royal Academy of Art and see this exhibition... I especially admired the room dedicated to Ukrainian female dancers that were performing in Paris theatres, cabarets, which was fashionable during that time... I loved their beautifully colourful traditional costumes with ribbons in the hair, sheer exuberance of the Ukrainian folk dancing, and Degas' dynamic and energetic pastel strokes... 

The Dancer, Study for 'L'Attente' Degas created by using charcoal and pastel on laid paper... I love the green in her hair, and you can see the plait detail, which is beautiful... I also love the kind of unfinished look about it, I find it very gentle but strong at the same time... You can almost feel the ballerina's tiredness and see her going back to energetic ballet sissone and pirouette any minute now...

LOVE

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