Nonchalant and utterly chic and charming to me is the watercolor artistry of Michelle Grayson of Sprout Gallery. Introducing myself to her on Instagram and casually asking if she would like to join the new series,
"What does living beautifully mean to you?"
I am always drawn to blue and white, I'm pretty sure it's part of my DNA; couple that with a Chanel bag full of peonies and you had me at hello. Michelle's paintings would look great in a series or propped against a wall, feeling more like a home gallery. Choose a few well-chosen pieces with enough room around them so they can breathe; there is something peaceful about having a little emptiness in a room.
I think a home or office should feel inviting, collected, and definitely personally beautiful. Rooms are never completely finished are they? We refresh, repaint, and redecorate. Art can be as simple as a handwritten note or a lovely watercolor. It doesn't have to be a precious masterpiece, but it should be personal, adding light, freshness, energy, and beauty to a space. Having it's own reality, contemporary art sparks up the palette in a room and doesn't have to "match" the furniture. These beautiful prints (or you can buy originals) are at once classic and oh so now, and will bring new life to your space.
Thank you Michelle for answering the question, "What does living beautifully mean to you?" ... I found it charming.
"To LIVE BEAUTIFULLY means
surrounding myself with things
I love most ..."
collecting things together,
making things together ..."
"And for me (just me)
a good cup of tea,
rain on a tin roof ..."
"and time to paint ..."
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