You can get portraits for a steal at flea markets and they’re wonderful conversation-starters. Just ask your guests to give the strangers in the painting a name and backstory. You’d be surprised with what they’ll come up with!
From abstract work to landscapes to portraits, the Williamsons definitely play the field when it comes to the kind of art they display in their home. Here, a graphic abstract painting with juicy colors plays nicely with the white console and lamp in the Williamsons' master bedroom.
The walls in this living room are painted red and gold, with furniture along each wall complementing both colors. Along the gold wall is a red-orange sofa, while the red wall is home to a large framed portrait of two girls.
The foyer of the Williamson home prominently features a portrait of beloved Mexican artist Frida Kahlo by artist Molly B. Right. Allison says of her two sons, Ben and Henry, "they've been around art since they were babies." When she was first beginning her career as a gallerist "there would always be art stacked around on tables." She admits "one time a soccer cleat went through a painting."
To enter SOMA Design Studio's conference room, clients and designers must pass through two antique Chinese doors. These doors open to reveal a large concrete conference table with room for six natural saddle cab chairs to comfortably pull up. On the back walls, three pieces of artwork are featured-two 17th Century Portuguese paintings and one 20th Century portrait.
In the conference room, a large concrete table adds texture to the space. Around it, rest six natural saddle cab arm chairs that add warmth to the space, but also provide a comfortable place for designers and clients to discuss ideas and close deals. Decorating the walls of this space, two 17th Century Portuguese paintings hang proudly on the white wall, while a 20th Century portrait adorns the exposed brick.