Decor Consultation: Great Expectations
Decor Consultation and Art Curation
The client required some colour advice and wanted to bring in elements from the famous book by Charles Dickens. She also needed a striking piece of art that would break the green wall and merge old and new. The chosen impasto acrylic painting of a chair represents the old in subject, and the new in technique and colour.
"I took her hand in mine, and we went out of the ruined place; and, as the morning mists had risen long ago when I first left the forge, so, the evening mists were rising now, and in all the broad expanse of tranquil light they showed to me, I saw no shadow of another parting from her." - Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
A small room, perhaps not unlike Pip's in London, with subtle elements from the book translated into modern terms and combined with existing antique chair and wash table.
Different hues of green and pink - pale and muddy, bright and fresh - remind one of an English Country Garden, complete with finely crafted pewter birds.
Metal accessories remind one of Pip's past as a blacksmith's apprentice, while time and numbers are more suited to his later life of books and money.
Finally a chair - patched yet stately. A focal point, conversation piece and possibly the chair Miss Havisham favoured.
If you have an old chair you'd like to use, but you're not sure how and where, have a look at this post on recovering vintage furniture.