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.
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.
We've inherited or purchased artwork by friends and talented locals throughout the years including the metal Joe Peragine ant that hangs out in our dining room. What looks like a vintage amusement park game is actually an expert replica created by an artist friend.
Located in the charming village of Mt. Pleasant, The Artist Collective is the brainchild of contemporary art entrepreneur Allison B. Williamson. A hometown girl who has periodically left Charleston in the service of her art education, Williamson has created a bright, comfortable alternative to the usual white cube, slightly intimidating gallery norm. Filled with work by a host of Williamson's represented artists—many of whom specialize in color, coastal themes and easy-on-the-eyes work—the Artist Collective also plays host to several artist studios and provides an easygoing way for art fans to dip a toe into collecting art or expand an existing collection. Williamson has expanded her brick and mortar collective presence to Atlanta, Nashville and Washington, D.C. and her artists are also available for anyone to peruse on the Artist Collective website.
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.
New built-in bookshelves on either side of the fireplace get subtly lit by LED strips. The fireplace itself got a larger stone surround to help balance out the wall. Artwork over the mantel is by a local artist.
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.
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.
In the dining area, designers brought in a white, contemporary dining table with black chairs on a brass frame to add contrast to the space and complement the black, modern light fixture. On the wall in this space, art from local artists adds a splash of color.
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.