Monday, May 18, 2015

A Room Fit for a Picasso

So you probably heard about the anonymous art collector who purchased Picasso's Femmes d'Alger (version O) last week for a record-breaking $179.4 million dollars, right?

I figure buying a new painting is a bit like buying a new dress... You'll need an all-new room to go with it!  

via Polyvore
This mood board is my version of a new handbag and pair of shoes for the Picasso.

Presumably with an art budget in the hundreds of millions of dollars, there are fewer restrictions on the d├ęcor budget than in an ordinary project. On the other hand, they just spent more than any other art collector -- EVER -- so maybe custom all the way isn't the way to go??

Either way, I had a lot of fun sourcing top of the line pieces for this mood board. :)

For the area immediately around the painting, I added a black buffet with marble top from One Kings Lane. This is flanked on either side by orange leather chairs from 1st Dibs. The brightness of the chairs is a subtle nod to the colors in the painting. The brass lamps on the credenza are Jonathan Adler from Zinc Door and have a fun geometric shape that reminds me of Picasso.

credenza lamps Jonathan Adler at Zinc Door 2x$1250 / buffet One Kings Lane $7585 / orange leather chairs 1st Dibs $20,000 for the pair

The sitting area is created to be a comfortable, textural feast for the senses. The modern gray leather sofa from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams plays off the shaggy white chairs from 1st Dibs. Neither of which have prices listed, ordinarily a big uh-oh to any other budget, but happily not a problem in this imaginary room!

sofa Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams (no price listed) / Kurt Ostervig white fluffy chairs 1st Dibs (price available upon request)

The Design Within Reach side tables mix a little chrome into the room and are contrasted with the acacia wood table lamps and linen shades.

acacia table lamps  Jamie Young at Zinc Door 2x$1075 / end tables Design Within Reach 2x$575

The Ethan Allen Ming-style coffee table adds a bit of a traditional feel to the space--and plays off the black buffet. It is also on sale! And so is the rug from Arhaus, which adds some graphic punch and a blue-green color that mimics the succulent arrangement.

coffee table Ethan Allen $1423.20 (sale)/ rug Arhaus $2399 (sale, limited quantities)/ succulents Bloomingdales $365

I'm not totally sold on the pillows...
The blue ikat was chosen to bring in some more blue tones. The orange Trina Turk pillows were meant to reference the leather accent chairs. The rainbow bolster mixes it all together. I suppose I'd have to see them in person to know for sure how they'd feel.

blue ikat pillows Layla Grace 2x$89 / orange Trina Turk pillows / RealReal rainbow bolster
Total cost for this room (minus pillows, without a price on the sofa and fluffy chairs) = $37,572.20. Is it worth it?? What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. So true! Love the mood board you created around this painting!


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