A Collaboration Between Anne Grice Interiors and Ann Korologos Gallery
When it comes to art, it’s not just the work itself that brings us joy, but the way it enhances our space. With paintings, we know they go on the wall, but when it comes to sculpture, the options –and solutions– are endless. We sat down with Anne Grice of Anne Grice Interiors, and discussed those possibilities. Here are five of our suggestions on how to add dimension, distinction and superb design elements to your home through sculpture.
The Focal Point of the room is one of the most important concepts of interior design. It is the first place your eye should go when entering a room and will set the tone for the rest of the design. Focal points are pre-planned, either in the architecture or the interior design. If it is not part of the architectural design –a fireplace or large window, for instance– then sculpture is a great way to draw the eye. Sculpture art can also accompany the focal point, as was done with this fireplace framed by two Janet Nelson pieces. Lighting is an important factor here, and with all art placements. It can be a simple matter of redirecting a light or adding a stand-alonelamp or can involve the installationof special spots or LED lighting.
Awkward spaces happen, but they don’t have to stay that way. These are usually “after the fact” fixes, in contrast to a planned focal point, and often address awkward corners due to the architectural or furniture layout. Stairways are a classic example—whether it is the triangular wall that isn’t tall enough for wall art, the space under a staircase, or the center of a u-shaped stairwell—sculpture is often the perfect solution. Sculpture can make these spaces intentional, beautiful and stylish. A plant is a common fix, but a sculpture takes it to the next level.
Interior design is a balance of positive and negative spaces that are also functional and representative of the people living there. Shelves and dressers will always be in a home to help with storage, but keeping the clutter at bay is important. Rather than covering that dresser or entry table with miscellaneous “things,” keep the surface clean and elegant with a sculpture. These sculptures will be smaller, most likely. Think about the base of the sculpture in relation to the surface it is going on, as well as the color and texture of the background. Contrast is a good thing—plain against patterned, metal against wood.
Open spaces are elegant and clean, but too much space can leave a void. Have you ever walked into a beautiful room that feels “too big?” This problem is fixed with the right sculpture that turns cavernous, empty space into a canvas in which the sculpture is the subject. Whether accenting the style of the room or creating a focal point, a sculpture will work wonders.
A swimming pool, reflecting pool or pond, for example, can benefit from an added focal point. Outdoor spaces are often ignored, counting on the landscape, lawn furniture, etc. to speak for itself. Whether on the veranda, at the end of a pool, on a patio, or by a favorite sitting area, sculptures can bring your style and personality to the outdoors.
A special thank you to Anne Grice Interiors for this collaboration. To learn more about sculpture, please visit Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt, Colorado or call 970.927.9668. Western Dimensions: Sculpture remains on view through August 5th, 2018.