Local Knoxville, Tenn., artist Kelly Brown of Bower Bird Sculptures created an arch of bicycles, tricycles and bicycle parts at the entrance to the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center at Volunteer Landing.
This home used to be a duplex before Good Bones' Mina and Karen reconfigures the entire first floor, removing walls to create an open floor plan and reworking the home's front entrance. When they put the home on the market, they not only staged the home with stylish, modern furniture, they had local artists display their work for the open house. The setup for the open house is featured in this photo.
The Country Club at DC Ranch features a beautiful, rich lounge area with comfortable, neutral furniture, rustic woods and a traditional brick fireplace. Separated by curtains is the wine room with an original oil painting by local artists Sue, Jen and Doug Diehl.
The walls at the end of the hallway that leads to the guest bedroom were a great place to add artwork and a seating vignette. The abstract, graffiti style art comes from a local artist designers found at the Santa Monica art fair.
A local artist was commissioned to create a dramatic floral entry to the dining room. An arched doorway leads the way to the dining room, which shows off the room's floral upholstered chairs, red curtains and neutral tile floors.
“We just had fun in here, we have the mossy green walls and we brought in orange for the accent. We found this triptych painting, which was made by a local artist and we are in University of Texas land so people here will understand that is a longhorn which is their mascot,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
Clean white walls provide a cool and calming retreat from the tropical heat. The focus of the dining room is the colorful abstract paintings from a local artist, so the furniture is kept simple and understated. A round table allows for a better flow for traffic through the small area, while white replica Ghost Chairs are stylish and practical.
Across the room from the sectional in this open concept living room is an ornamental chest that conceals a television, providing the perfect entertaining space in this living room as well as a touch of style. The picture that hangs over the chest is one created by a local artist-one of the many displayed at the open house of this restored duplex.
What interior designer Tiffany Brooks calls one of her favorite pieces in the home, she sourced a local artist to create the large 5’ by 5’ foot custom piece of wall art above the buffet that serves as one of the focal points of the room.
Locally made objects — found and borrowed — tie the entire Spoon and Stable experience together with true Minnesotan collaboration. Stories from the chef’s experiences all over the world were brought into the space with local artists, friends and connections as a celebration of the chef’s Minnesota hometown. The space is filled with authentic stories made to share around the table in a true chef’s kitchen.
Connecting the cafe and bookstore with the co-working space in the rear building is an open courtyard seating area. The Space Needle sculpture was made by a local artist using salvaged wood from the existing building, and the original windows were salvaged to retain the character of the 1922 building. By reusing as much as possible, there is personality and history mixed with modern design.