Monday, November 29, 2010

kinda the same, but different...

Elle Decor

Remember when I went ga-ga over this black and white striped art piece this spring? Well, no, I haven't made my own yet. But, I promise, I am going to. 

Recently I saw this piece in Andy and Kate Spade's living room.


It's the same kind of look, don't you think? A basic shape (what's more simple than a stripe or a circle...?) in black and white. For me, I'm sticking to the stripes, but doesn't  this piece add a casual, edgy ease to an otherwise (fairly) traditional space?

40 comments:

jandjhome said...

I love those stripes. I can't wait to see your version.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Love both pieces of artwork and would be fabulous in my traditional interior to give it some edge. Perhaps we should have a stripe-painting canvas party? Happy week. XO

SHERRY HART said...

Donna...show us when you do it. I chuckle when I think of doing art because I tried some this summer and it looked so bad it shocked me. I mean shouldn't a designer be able to pull something like this off??? Ha Ha...not me!

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

I love the stripes the most. The circle reminds me of a scary movie! Hmmm...what was the name of that movie? Anyway, I can't wait to see your version!

Have a great Monday!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Ha! LOVE these...so you haven't made yours yet, but I am suddenly inspired to paint one myself!
Janell

Brandi said...

I truly believe artwork is the way to balance out the look of a room. The stripe piece has always been one of my favorites!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Not to be disrespectful to the artist but this looks like an awesome DIY art project. Simplicity is chic!!

Karena said...

I know Donna sometimes a simple design in art is so striking!

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Splendid Sass said...

Beautiful. Love the black and white and I prefer the stripe also.
Have a nice day, Donna.
Teresa

I Dream Of said...

Love the contrast! The juxtaposition of contemporary art with more traditional design elements always looks just right to me.

for the love of a house said...

hi Donna! I adore the Spade's living room- like you said, tradional yet with an edge! I see why you love the stripes!

joan

The Zhush said...

YES! So entirely with you...love both pieces!

abode love said...

You're right... the second room has the same casual feel in black and white as the first room with the stripes. I really love both looks- I think the black "circle" shape works really well over the fireplace b/c it gives your eye a place to rest, while the b&w stripes work better on a side wall... interesting! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see your take on the striped piece!

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Acquired Objects said...

I saw something almost the same on another blog, black and white, and love the simple design too. Go for it make your own we would love to see.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

You are right: these simple shapes add great dimension to the two rooms. Love the stripes and the circle options - can't decide on a fave!

bluehydrangea said...

I have also been admiring that piece in Kate and Andy's home. You do the stripes and I'll do the giant dot..

Gretchen O. said...

They are the type that my husband always says..."I could do that", and "I think I might have to become an artist" or "why don't we give the kids a paintbrush??? but I am a fan and have always liked the simple shapes....maybe I will have to put him up to the challenge:) I think he will find it is much harder than he thinks:)

Sherri Cassara said...

It definitely adds an 'edge' but I'm with you - I prefer the stripes.

pretty pink tulips said...

Love it. Imagine the room without it - just not as exciting. So, can't wait to see your version!

Splendid Willow said...

Yes! How many times have I reminded you?! Finally!!! I am waving with the flag!

Super fun!

Love to you.

Mon

Charlotta Ward said...

Yes they both have that lovely graphic edge. Why not make a duet? Would look great in the same room.. you can call it your 'black'n'white phase'..! :)

Love from Sydney
xx C

kayce hughes said...

I love them both!

Sarah @ Maison Boheme said...

I love both of them. And I'm with you - make them yourself and enjoy the boon of having your own artwork displayed in your home!

Lila said...

They are very similar. I love the whimsy in both rooms. It just catches my eye!
xoxo
Lila Ferraro

3 Peanuts said...

I really like it...the Spade's have the BEST taste. I really love the striped one too.

kristi @ lovelyvelo said...

Love them both, but the circle really has me. And how amazing is that fireplace?!

Mrs. French said...

oh my yes! I did a shape piece for my dining room to add that modern detail, love what it did to my space.

Tades said...

You can have your cake and eat it too! See this link below:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/32/Robert_Motherwell%27s_%27Elegy_to_the_Spanish_Republic_No._110%27.jpg

24 Corners said...

It's amazing how they are such bold and strong pieces yet they compliment the rooms beautifully...can't wait to one day see your masterpiece!
xo J~

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I'm of the firm belief that an otherwise ho-hum room can be incredible with a show-stopper piece of art. I figure if I can't have all the amazing furnishings I crave, then perhaps if I splurge on a giant piece of art, everything else will just fade away!

Julie Holloway said...

Yes! I love that--you have such a good eye.

Julie Holloway said...

hope I'm not commenting twice! I love this look Donna.

Bromeliad said...

Yup. I love simple abstract scratchy black. Very DIYable.

quintessence said...

Yes - very similar concept. Love the Spade's very eclectic home - I guess it would be classified as traditional - but it's quirkier than than - I wouldn't be surprised to see really anything thrown in there.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

yeah...'cept I am dying to write some pithy little quote in the middle of that circle!

Thinking I wouldn't be invited over.

Amy R. said...

You can so make this painting. I know you can come up with something similar and cool. You can do it!

Amy R.

my favorite and my best said...

the stripes are cool.

the circle looks like the girl from 'the ring' would crawl out all wet, gray and dead and then suck your ass back inside the circle. just like that, murdered.

Sketch42 said...

I just made a few black and white pieces you would like... they are in my etsy shop:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/nicolecohen?section_id=7294854

Also, having a linky party on my blog tom: posting about my style formula. Check it out!

The Glam Lamb said...

i absolutely love that first picture!

katie kirby said...

I think there is something really beautiful and comfortable about their home!