I always appreciated the work of American artist Soloman “Sol” Lewitt (September 9, 1928- April 8, 2007). The cool focus and whimsical yet intentional movement created from simple lines makes for a really strong statement so it’s no accident that I fell so hard for this carpet from Anthropologie. (Tufted Stripe Illusion Rug $78.00-$1,298.00)
The room the carpet will lay in has white walls and furniture and three upholstered chairs each in a stunning different jewel toned velvet. Dark amethyst, raw blue topaz and goldstone.
Pulling a room together is like making a delicious meal. It takes careful planning, thoughtful shopping and right timing on adding spice.
My appreciation for artists has been life long and at one point in my career I had the opportunity to find and develop relationships with well known artists from around the world and then invite them to display their work in Calvin Klein’s flagship retail store on New York’s Madison Avenue. Fabrissio Plessi, Tim Prentice, The Shindler Foundation, Dan Flavin and Andy Warhol protégé Christopher Makos.
I do believe that life is much more interesting than fiction and my work has always had me seeing double. Whether it’s an area rug and a painting or a light fixture and a sculpture, this wonderful and glorious world endlessly presents opportunities to see art everywhere and even more so now that most of us are sheltered in and viewing the world through our screens.