The Ideal Bedroom Space: Our guide to creating a functional bedroom haven
As most of us begin and end our days in the wintry gloom of...
This month we held a fabulous evening exhibiting the paintings of in-house talent and London based artist Cari Bateman.
The evening was in support of The Listening Place, an incredible, unique charity that offers free face-to-face support for those in crisis. We’re proud to have supported this wonderful charity. For more information and details of their work we encourage you to visit: listeningplace.org.uk
With complimentary nibbles and prosecco on the night, Cari was on hand to offer top tips and insightful design advice. Paul Jackson, deputy CEO of The Listening Place was also there to explain the important work of the charity.
It was a pleasure to speak to Cari at the event. It’s always inspiring to discover the artist behind the work, what they love, top tips and the story behind their beautiful pieces. Below you’ll find some highlights from our conversation including her top design advice:
I literally find inspiration everywhere. By the sea, in a busy street in the rain. Someone’s accent.
I’d say don’t make any rash decisions until you have stepped back from your work for a minute.
Monet, I could look at his paintings for hours!
The Courtauld Gallery because it’s home to some of the most amazing impressionist paintings and some of the rooms are small and just feel like someone’s living room.
A continuation of bold colour and individual style within design.
Be clever. Think of ways you can create the feeling of space by creating storage for clutter and allowing display areas to be just for those few pieces.
I listen to what my client really requires from their space in terms of function. Work out how to make that work with the overall style of their property and then try to inject a little something extra to make it feel special for them.
Find ways to display things of meaning to the individual such as photos or sculptures. Or even just bring in their personal taste such as favourite colours and textures.
All proceeds made from the prize draw and 15% of the proceeds made from sales went to The Listening Place.