Yellow Home Decor Focusing on Pillows Augmented By African Art Prints By Tilly Willis

In the post about yellow home decor, KBM D3signs focuses on decorating living room spaces with yellow throw pillows augmented with African art prints by Tilly Willis. 

Pillow hues and patterns aim to meet color, shading, and ductus prevalent in the art print.

Yellow Throw Pillows and African Art Prints by Tilly Willis
9 different patterns on yellow pillows and 9 African art prints by Tilly Willis

Why choose yellow home decor?

The first thought associations upon hearing the word yellow are warmth, sun, summer, and a happy emoji smiley face. Despite vivid emotional reactions to the hue yellow ranks in the Yougov survey on the lower end of the favorite colors.

Nonetheless, yellow as the brightest color of the visible spectrum can stimulate a friendly, energetic, communicative, and joyous environment. That makes it a great color to accent with for any living room.

Who is Tilly Willis?

Born and raised in Somerset in the South-West of England, Tilly Willis still resides there. Her family of artists nurtured in her an interest in art. Like this, it came naturally to study at the Somerset College of Art to set the foundation. After completion, she went on to study Fine Art at The Byam Shaw in London. 

Impressionist – Vincent van Gogh – Art Meets Pillows

Vincent Van Gogh art has the focus in this edition of Art Meets Pillows. Eight prints of famous impressionist paintings decorate the wall in sample living room spaces. And are thereupon paired with selected pillow designs by KBM D3signs.

Vincent van Gogh impressionist art
Impressionist Art Work By Vincent van Gogh

Who is Vincent Willem Van Gogh?

Van Gogh is a painter of post-impressionism, and his artwork became posthumously one of the highest traded. The vibrant colors and the unique brushstroke bring an exceptionally dynamic and movement to the painting. Simultaneously the eye of the beholder merges the colors.

Wave Haven Raglan – Screenprint by Tony Ogle – Art Meets Pillows – Pink and Green Pillows

Under the series – Art Meets Pillows – Wave Haven, Raglan is a screenprint by Tony Ogle and complemented by two pillows. One pillow in pink and the second in green. In both cases, the throw pillows display the ripple pattern.

The pillow surface pattern simulates the regular surf rolling towards the coastline, as depicted in the screenprint.

Art Meets Pillows - Wave Haven Raglan by Tony Ogle - Pink and Green Pillows with Ripple Pattern
Art Meets Pillows – Wave Haven Raglan by Tony Ogle – Pink and Green Pillows with Ripple Pattern

What is noteworthy about Wave Haven Raglan screenprint?

The numbered and signed screenprint shows a peaceful evening view where the observer experiences the sight of the surfer standing on the deck and enjoying the evening spectacle. Also, the scene includes a small single batch in grey-blue with pink accents. Green bush stretches on both sides of the building with an open view towards the sea. There evenly rolling turquoise green surf reaches the beach with a white crown. Meanwhile, the evening sky reflects its pink and blue hues in the distant water. 

It is a peaceful scene that stands out in the mix of colors used that are so descriptive to New Zealand’s West Coast.

Raglan is a tourist destination that is famed for an active holiday filled with lots of outdoor activities such as surfing, horse riding, tracking, and kayaking.

Remarkable details about the artist, Tony Ogle

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Huia Dreams Art Print by Ellen Giggenbach- Art Meets Pillows

Under the series – Art Meets Pillows – the Huia Dreams art print by Ellen Giggenbach is complemented by two pillows. One pillow in orange and the second in yellow. In both cases, the throw pillows display the pixel pattern.

Huia Dreams Art Print by Ellen Giggenbach
Huia Dreams Art Print by Ellen Giggenbach, Art Meets Pillows, Square Pixel In Yellow & Orange

The pillow surface pattern mirrors overlaying shapes that distinguish shades of yellow only to merge into a square. 

Ellen Giggenbach, a New Zealand artist, however, uses this technique with more complexity.  

She states explicitly in her own words: “Each design starts its life as an idea only. Piece by piece, it grows like a puzzle till even one more element would upset a carefully crafted balance of shape and color.”

How does it come to fruition in the Huia Dreams art print?

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Taranaki Cliffs Art-print by Diana Adams – Art Meet Pillow

Taranaki Cliffs canvas print by Diana Adams has the spot-light in the series Art Meets Pillows.

On walks, the painter finds her artistic inspiration. Once an inspiration takes roots, she then beautifully reduces her subject to its essence with clear lines like in the Taranaki Cliffs remain. With a three-dimensional feel to the painting, the observer feels pulled into a landscape with brilliant colors.

An overcast sky that opens-up and letting a hint of the sun through and envelopes the eroding ilands off the Taranaki Cliffs. Dark turquoise tinted surf is breaking white-crowned in steady ripples on the shore. In the meantime, the turquoise sea contrasts the greyish black sand beach and the volcanic-layered cliffs.

The top of the cliffs appears capped with the dark green of coastal shrubs. It is a captivating canvas print of one of New Zealand’s contemporary artists.

Art Meets Pillows - Taranaki Cliffs by Diana Adams paired up with a green and grey pillows showing the wavy stripes pattern
Taranaki Cliffs by Diana, Art Meets Pillows, Wavy Stripes In Grey & Green

Art Meets Pillows, Wavy Stripes Pattern Design

Art Meet Pillows relates to the waves and stripes that are defined in the artwork. Wavy-stripes is a monochrome repeat pattern on the grey and green throw pillows. 

The pattern reminds, in its horizontal direction, of layered stone, which intensifies through varying shades. Meanwhile, a diagonal direction on a green pillow reminds one of rolling waves.

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Mangaweka Art Print by Robin White Has The Spotlight

Mangaweka art print by Robin White has the focus in Art Meets Pillows.

The painting, Mangaweka, is from 1973 and shows a teal-colored truck parking in front of a wooden building with yellow panels between green frames. Fringing the road, the building’s pedestrian cover separates the artwork into two halves. The ground floor is strictly oriented towards the street, while green hills and clear blue sky envelop the second level.

Born in 1946, Dame Robin White studied Fine Art in Auckland and is one of New Zealand’s most important printmakers.

Mangaweka by New Zealand Artist Robin White, Art Meets Pillows, with stripes and checkers pattern in yellow and green
Mangaweka by Robin White, Art Meets Pillows, Stripes & Checkers In Yellow & Green

Art Meet Pillows picked up on the rural atmosphere and on the dominant yellow and green color. With this, a wooden framed armchair shows a green and yellow pillow decor. Apart from the coloration the pillows too pick up on the wooden plank texture in their stripes and checker pattern.

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Beyond The Cascade Art Print By Diane Adams

Diane Adams is the painter of Beyond The Cascade art print. Adams is a well known contemporary New Zealand artist.

Hues in mud-brown, moss-green, and grey-blue dominate the print. Here, a landscape in the Southern Alps unfolds. Cabbage trees break up the front of the mountainous scene. And the cascade follows a meandering stream that leads the viewer towards the snow-capped Southern Alps at the horizon. The overcast sky takes the chance that the sun can light up the landscape’s dull coloration. 

Beyond The Cascade is a new release by the artist, who loves hiking and gains her inspiration from her excursions. Many of her better-known prints are testimony to her passion for the beauty of New Zealand.

Beyond The Cascade By NewZealand Artist Diane Adams decorating a living-room corner with a grey armchair and two throw pillows in blue and green showing a stripes and checkers pattern
Beyond the Cascade by Diana Adams, accented with a blue and green cushions

The living room shows the art print Beyond the Cascades on the wall behind a grey armchair. Meanwhile, a green and blue pillow, with stripes and checkers surface pattern, accessorize the space. The accent pillows respond to the dominant colors of the art print.

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Rocks With Mountain Art Print By Michael Smither

Michael Smither is the painter of Rocks With Mountain art print. Smither is a well known contemporary New Zealand artist.

The print favors hues in grey and blue with a balancing element in red. An unusual perspective portraits Mount Taranaki which leads the observer’s eye from a front-centered close-up view of rounded rocks surrounding a waterhole becoming smaller and smaller towards the distant horizon. There a red tractor stops the eye before it wanders to the snow-capped Mt. Taranaki.The Mountain peaks proudly into a cloudless blue sky.

Rocks With Mountain By NewZealand Artist Michael Smither decorating a living-room cornerwith a blue armchair and two pink throw pillows showing a fragmented circle pattern
Rocks with Mountain by Michael Smither, accented with two red cushions

It is a popular non-limited print edition that beautifully celebrates the different textures that come together. There is the distinct smooth round shape of the pebbles and the clear transparent and insubstantial element of the water bordered by rounded stones. Then there is the snowy mountain top breaking through the clearness of the sky. Using the size of the pebbles in the front the same size as the red tractor that appears in the distance, the artist masterfully creates the impression of vastness and resulting in a landscape with depth.

Mount Taranaki has two official names. The second name is Mount Egmont. It is a dormant volcano in the Taranaki Region on the West Coast of New Zealand’s North Island.

Here, the red color splash of the print finds reflection in the home decor. Two throw pillows in shades of the faint red of the tractor decorate a blue armchair. Both display a fragmented circle pattern.

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Good Day At The Bay Designer Print And Brown And Blue Cushions

Good Day At The Bay is a designer print title by Greg Straight.

Greg is a New Zealand artist who has a keen interest in the surfing sport. And one of his favorite surfing beaches is Maori Bay. The small bay borders Muriwai on the West Coast in Auckland. Therefore it is natural that the sea theme carries over into his artwork.

Crisp, clean lines are a signature of his artwork. The print uses two colors and shades of each that is blue and brown.

Good Day At The Bay by Michael Straight with a brown and a blue throw pillow
Good Day At The Bay by Greg Straight, accented with a brown and blue cushion

Here, the blue and brown theme finds reflection in the home decor accessories of the throw pillows. One appears in shades of brown, and the second one appears in shades of blue. Both enjoy a bold striped wave pattern accenting a light grey armchair in the white-colored living room.

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