Friday, November 4, 2011

The Art of Fine Things...

Chosen Well Rather Than Often!
by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt.

Set of four African Art Paintings
Barbara Barry has a gorgeous collection of modern furniture for Baker. We just love the Cove Sofa. The wraparound arm embraces and creates a private sanctuary, while the subtle arc of the arm and back form a sophisticated profile. Upholstered arms surround a single bench-seat cushion complete with decorative throw pillows.

Lawrence Chaise in Paris Velvet
On the other hand, you may also like a similar contemporary handmade chaise from a furniture maker on etsy. This sofa from Lounje Interiors in Nottingham, UK is covered in Covertex Paris velvet in mink. This Chaise has a solid wood frame and sprung seat unlike all of the competition in this price range. Even factoring the international shipping this furniture is still a bargain. The legs are solid beech hardwood with a mahogany finish, and is made by the finest tradition of Brittish craftmenship.

Silk Throw Pillows
Next you will want to add some glamorous throw pillows. This elegant (dupioni) silk cushion cover embroidered with a dainty motif design that adds a touch of luxury and comfort to your home. Be sure to order two and get a discount on shipping.

Finally, instead of the uptight black and white prints Baker has on their website, we recommend getting original artwork. A set of four original watercolor paintings complement this color scheme beautifully whether you are buying the high end Baker furniture or selecting unique hand crafted and vintage finds. The artwork was created by painting from  original African art sculptures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The original charcoal drawings are painted with watercolor, The tribal wall art has a wonderful abstract quality giving it a modern sophistication. The watercolor paintings were given an additional texture to add to the visual appeal.

The dominant colors in these artworks are cerulean blue, phlox purple, bamboo yellow, cedar green, and coffee brown. This listing is for all four paintings pictured in the room view. The frames are not included but the paintings standard size make snapping easy and affordable. The price of all four is the same as buying three at full price and getting a fourth for FREE.

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