With an interest in street art, designer Cecilie Starin turned to surfer and muralist Ian Ross, whose designs are inspired by kelp, for the eye-catching wallcovering in "Street Soiree," the dining room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. Ross spray painted 17 yards of canvas for the wallcovering, which is complemented by black lacquered paint and a black-and-white striped ceiling.
Los Angeles mixed-media artist Sergio Garcia has worked in graffiti, street art and custom paint jobs for motorcycles and cars. He also crafts his quirky miniature bikes and tricycles complete with subtle, surreal details.
This wingback chair is an old family heirloom that was re-invented. By staining the legs a deep espresso brown, using a charcoal velvet fabric and light cording, the chair was made relevant again. The classic lines of the chair combined with a piece of modern street art behind it create an unexpected, eclectic look.
A warm, cozy contemporary space that showcases locally sourced furnishings and art, the living room of HGTV Urban Oasis 2013 offers breathtaking views of Boston's Public Garden, Beacon Street and Charles River. A sectional upholstered in a soft linen/cotton blend boxweave fabric invites relaxation.
One of the most influential street-artists turned fine artists in art history, Jean-Michel Basquait imprinted contemporary art with his iconic word play and memorable figures. These three Canadian maple wood skate decks based on a 1981 Basquiat work "Untitled - Skull," were made in collaboration between the Skateroom and the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Wheels and trucks are not included. BUY IT: $550
Tallahassee, often referred to as Tally, is known for its southern hospitality, oak-canopied streets and vibrant arts scene. For a culture-filled afternoon, visit one of the city’s many museums or galleries or consider taking the Council on Culture and Arts’ Downtown Public Art Walk, a three-mile stroll through downtown that features more than 30 artworks, including leaping dolphins, a tribute to the earliest residents, the local Civil Rights movement, war memorials and an iconic beach ball.
Inspired by art depicting a yellow diving board set above blue pool water, designer Gregg De Meza created a whimsical bathroom for the young boy at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. Street artist Jeremy Novy created the bright yellow no diving symbol, while a floating blue vanity and pooling mosaic tile on the floor invoke a sense of pool water.
Part of the appeal of the Oliver Hospitality spaces is how they tap into the history of the space they occupy. The circa 1924 Clermont Hotel, located on a busy Atlanta street was reconceptualized by New York-based design firm Reunion Goods & Services. Director of interiors Laura Flam says the firm was inspired by design from the Gilded Age through the present, the classic Hollywood musical An American in Paris and "a mix of art and antiques from the last century. We wanted the place to feel like it had been added to by proprietors over the years."