Current trends stipulate that there is an increasing demand for glamorous, well-crafted, intriguing designs such as statement sideboards and stand-out sofas to enhance and not compete with their art collection. This is not about decoration, but about living with art and how it enhances the quality of our lives.
This exhibition is more about how we connect with certain art works, and pieces of furniture and how colour and shape can influence our moods and emotions. There are many ways of lifting a space it could be the addition of a dramatic painting, the subtle touches of curved sculpture, an uncomplicated ceramic piece or an elegantly sculptural piece of furniture can break up the lines of traditional architecture to create a new ambience The balance of colour, space, texture and scale all interplay.
Ultimately this exhibition is about the pleasure of living with contemporary classics, bringing insight into how we approach our homes by exploring the ways in which art and furniture interact to reinvigorate a room.