Listen to Your Art

 Growing up around construction zones and witnessing places transform right before her eyes made our new  Interior Design Contributor ,   Yashlie Negron  , want to create that same kind of magic. She graduated with a BFA in Interior Design from the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), and is the Co-Founder of   Do Not Let Us Design .     This Blog Post was Yashlie Negron for her DNLUD blog. 

Growing up around construction zones and witnessing places transform right before her eyes made our new Interior Design Contributor, Yashlie Negron, want to create that same kind of magic. She graduated with a BFA in Interior Design from the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), and is the Co-Founder of Do Not Let Us Design

This Blog Post was Yashlie Negron for her DNLUD blog. 

Listen to your art

Like an interior, art is never truly finished. Too often, in the interior design process, we tend to treat art as an afterthought. Dealt with far after paint colors are chosen, wall accents are hung, and furniture is in place.  Due to this order, our initial design is usually not affected by the choice of art. Since this is very subjective, designers are sometimes not even involved! As a result, we may miss a vital design opportunity.

If we chose art first, many aspects of the room would be influenced: (1) color scheme, (2) focal point, (3) furniture layout, etc.  Art can quickly become, what might seem, unintentionally the most discussed part of the space. It brings life to an interior and is an opportunity to showcase a bit of the client’s personality. Some see art as an investment and while that might occasionally be the case, just remember it is ultimately about what you like and finding the perfect spot for it!  

At DNLUD we love the pop art and statement pieces that can fit in an elegant or quirky interior alike. To help in your search, here are some of our favorite artists that can easily steal the shine in any space!

Art is never wrong

During our visit to NYNOW last month, we were immediately enamored with the edgy, carefree style of Oliver Gal. Just like our firm, this art exudes an unpretentious yet captivating look that is sure to make a statement on any wall. They are unafraid to use different mediums to produce these wonderful pieces and we can not wait to use in a project - or even our own place ;)

Statement Pieces

Art has no rules

At a discussion held at NYC D&D Building, we were inspired by the incorporation of
unique paintings and photography into modern interiors. Followed by a multi-showroom
reception, we came across Chesney’s, whom held an exhibit showcasing Dudley
Reed’s work. The whimsical and amusing photography displayed throughout the
showroom truly made you stop and smile. DNLUD had the opportunity to meet Reed, who has been recognized for his honesty with the lens, and his personality further
emphasizes his love for capturing the amusing spontaneity of his subject(s) precisely as
he sees it. He does not partake in the Revolution of the Digital Age and instead honors
the moment in sometimes just one single shot. He works only with film (plus his trusty
eye) and develops them in his own studio in Upstate New York.  His process is classic
and original which makes it unique for our time. He does not believe nor alters his shots
with Photoshop, digital retouching and/or enhancing. The photography below capture
just some of our favorites from his body of work!