Art Meets Design

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Fall Market 2016 was a nice event.  It’s a two day event that is held in New York City at the Design & Decorating Building to celebrate design.  During the two days various showrooms open their doors to hour long panels of great information from designers, architects, and other professionals in the industry to spread their knowledge on specific topics.


Color catches my attention…

I know. I know. You are all thinking, tell us something we don’t know.  Okay, there is a fabrication showroom called Pollack | Weitzner that has cool fabrics.  Now, what makes their fabrics so cool to me is how they are produced.  This year Pollack | Weitzner  held a session of light bubbly and lunch in their showroom where designers and artist mingled amongst a gallery of original artwork used as inspiration throughout the years to inspire their textile collection.

Below are images of textile and the artwork that inspired its production at the showroom event, Art + Fare…

Often times art is not celebrated within design.  The showroom displayed other great artwork and textiles that was very unique, full of color, texture, and pattern.  I will be sure to go back to add some of their samples to my library.


Benjamin Moore 2017 color of the year!  “Shadow”

This year Benjamin Moore decided to use fine arts as inspiration during their research while finding 2017 color trends.  I have always found color inspiration in fine arts and photography, so when I was informed that Benjamin Moore was adopting this technique I was overly excited to see what they would come up with.  Well, let’s just say I am not disappointed.

Shadow is very sophisticated and daring.  It has a violet cast that silently screams maturity. This color can most definitely set off a room with great artistic works of art or it can stand alone. Now that is impressive.

Comment below.  Tell me what you think.  I would love to hear your opinion.








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