New Zealand artists form the focal point in the project Art Meets Pillows. KBM D3signs styles living room spaces using their artworks. Then our team complements the art with pillow designs of their team. Intriguing home decoration ideas are the result. These aim to serve as decor bases for your next project.
The beauty of the pillow designs, their color is customizable. A fact that easily allows matching an existing accent color or create a new color scheme for the living room redecoration.
Our team thrives on feedback. Please, if you felt inspired and built on one of the decoration ideas share the outcome, we would be honored.
Under the series – Art Meets Pillows – the city art print Summertime Wellington by Marianne Muggeridge complements two pillows. One pillow in pink and the second in grey. In both cases, a triangle pattern decorates the throw pillows.
Geometric small triangle clusters to form larger triangles and squares with negative spaces in between that show the mirroring shapes. Altogether, the emerging intrinsic ethnic pattern beautifully resonates with the painting, its colors, and prevalent forms.
What is noteworthy about – Summertime Wellington – city art print?
Summertime Wellington is one of the New Zealand artists’ most sold works.
It gives a blue skyed summer day view towards the city’s residential area where white weatherboard houses with red and green metal roofing cling closely to the surrounding hills. The dense residential city living is characteristic of Wellington, the Capital of New Zealand.
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.
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.
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.
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.”