tag: yael brotman

Earlier this month I decided to makeover the middle bedroom in my house into a study, since I was starting my Masters in Art History. As a student on a budget, I had to be thrifty and creative. I spent $50 on a can of white paint, covered an old arm chair, salvaged some old stools from my grandmother’s garage, and gathered some works of art from my bedroom. The calm and minimal environment, with a focus on the art (not unlike the white cube gallery), provides an ideal setting for a student of art.
The glamorous Judy Diamond unveils the major vignettes of art in her elegant home. It was a thrill to document her collection and thoughtfully curated space. Here are the highlights.
John Barnwell, of J. R. Barnwell Design, Inc., welcomed me into his gorgeous home only three months after moving there. As I wandered through his rooms, I was stunned to find everything in perfect order so quickly after his move, including art up on the walls. John is an avid collector of art, and a strong believer in trusting intuition when choosing what pieces to live with. As he gave me a tour of his collection, what resonated most was that each piece had a narrative that would draw you in, whether it was the life story of the artist, or the tale of the gem he discovered on one of his travels.
The kitchen is the heart of the home. Fine art in the kitchen serves to increase the soulfulness of the room where so many hours are spent. Lisa's cozy, bright space is a perfect example.