Nothing makes a room more eye-catching and beautiful than a gorgeous, original artwork — or at least that’s what we think. In the decor section of our website, we gather the pieces of art we think could add color to your kitchen, living room and more.
We’ve got a few favorite interior designers, too. In this new series we will highlight some seriously talented interior designers whose creative uses of color and art left us in awe.
We ask them about their background, passion and tips for decorating with art. This week we caught up with Abbe Fenimore, creator of Shop Ten 25. The website features home design products and a blog with tips and fun tidbits about Abbe’s life.
We love Abbe’s colorful, energetic approach to interior design. Find out more about her below!
Tell us a little bit about what you do.
I am an interior designer that specializes in creating chic and glamorous, yet livable spaces. I’m known for utilizing vibrant colors and rich materials while keeping to a clean aesthetic.
When did you first get interested in interior design?
I’ve always been interested in interior design, starting back to my primary school days. In school, I loved art classes and creating project presentation boards, and at home, I enjoyed redecorating my room as much as my parents allowed. When I was looking at colleges and I was asked what I wanted to major in, interior design was the obvious choice.
All photos courtesy of Allyson Conklin PR
I noticed you’ve worked on residential, commercial and non-profit interiors. Is there a project you enjoyed the most?
Most recently, I’ve enjoyed working on commercial spaces: retail boutiques, doggy daycares and salons. Residential and commercial interiors all start with the same basics of design, but as the process evolves, they end up being completely different. All of the spaces I design have a residential feel or element to them, while understanding that the functions of the spaces are inherently different.
What kind of art do you like?
At the moment, I am really into soft abstract pieces with a watercolor feel. I especially love them in bold jewel tones with metallic touches!
What’s your best piece of advice when it comes to decorating a home with art?
Most of my clients worry about finding art that has the ability to pull the space together without breaking the budget. Finding pieces that look like a million bucks (without spending that much) is a common concern. So most of the time, I end up using smaller art on canvas or even simply framed to make a statement.
I also love incorporating art through layering on bookshelves, positioning behind an awkwardly scaled lamp or accessory on a table, and inside of nooks that need a bit of color.
Give us a fun fact about yourself.
Sometimes I dress to coordinate with a client’s design presentation if I’m really trying to sell them on a particular color palette. It really does work!