- Horizontal & Abstract for Downtown Boston
With our downtown Boston clientele growing, we have seen many new construction condominiums with strong daylight, floor to ceiling window panes, and fairly neutral design choices. These spaces provide a natural backdrop for a POP of dramatic color!
- The Love Boat: Framing a Real Life Reunion
A client came in with a fantastic love story about her in-laws courtship in connection to a wooden speed boat, or ‘Cris Craft.’ The young couple would not have been married if it weren’t for this particular boat uniting their adventurous spirits together in social, nautical bliss at the dawn of their relationship. However, somewhere along the line, the boat was sold. Their son, many years later, wants to surprise them by finding the ship that set their flame a fire.
- Contemporary Minimalism: Boston Condo in Orange & Gray
A contemporary condo in Boston with bright colorful furniture and modern decor had a blank white wall in need of a statement piece. We attempted to match the coloring of the couch and abstract rug with rust, red, and gray. A loose, geometric abstract oil painting by artist Ursula Brenner was the perfect fit!
- Classical Columns to Cornice: A Concord Country Estate
With simple symmetry and classical architectural touches, this Concord home provides many nooks and crannies for paintings. Complimenting the built-in shelving and custom marble fireplaces, the artwork chosen provides traditional esteem, with a touch of old-world spirit.
- Manchester by the Sea: Ships Set Sail!
What do you think of honoring the sea-faring history and coastal environment of the town with Robert Bolster boats setting sail in Manchester? We see only smooth sailing ahead for refined comfort and beach-front bliss!
- Great Art for a Westwood Great Room
The architecture of this Westwood client's home speaks for itself. A house isn't a home until the family brings personality and unique taste to the space. Can art be the final touch to express a mood or color indicative of the heart of a family?
- Scale and Sophistication with Pop Appeal
Many new construction homes are made with sweepingly high ceilings, especially when the grand foyer staircase opens to the second floor. We approached this client with a tall, vertical painting with pop culture flair to fill the space with dramatic appeal.
- Hingham Birches in Snow
With geometric patterns and classic New England details, this traditional space needed a painting with familiar subject matter, and a stylistic twist. The loose contemporary style of Josef Kote has bouncing light, dynamic paint strokes, bright primary colors, and a wild mood.
- Rustic Elegance in New Hampshire Ski Home
Up in the mountains of New Hampshire, our clients find respite from a long day out on the cold ski slopes with the warm autumnal colors of this contemporary Koehn forest landscape above their stone fireplace.
- Cool Colors: Tranquil Meadow for Ipswich Home
After finding success with an abstract Ursula Brenner painting in our client's Ipswich dining room (below), we tried to provide a splash of excitement to another neutral-toned spot above their living room couch...
- Non-Glare Glass or UV: Which is the Best Choice?
When framing a fine print, photograph, document, or other image on paper many people become confused about what type of glass to use. Indeed there are a dizzying array of choices and brand names available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Hopefully this entry helps to "clear" it up.
- To Restore or Not to Restore? That Is The Question
Many painting restorations that we perform involve a cleaning of a dirty canvas or patching of a hole or fixing some cracking. Usually our clients want a piece restored for sentimental or aesthetic reasons. But often times the paintings have a significant monetary value as well, which poses a question: Will restoring a painting reduce its value?
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