10 Ways to Create a Botticelli-inspired Room Scheme

31st May 2016/0/0

See our London dining room design featured in this editorial blog piece on Houzz. Full article here.

Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus and Primavera are famed for encap­su­lat­ing the values and look of Italian Renaissance painting. Living from 1445 to 1510, Botticelli was forgotten in the later years of his life, but over the past 200 years, his work has seen a renais­sance itself, triggered by the admi­ra­tion of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a group of English painters, poets and critics working in the late 1880s.

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is currently running an exhi­bi­tion entitledBotticelli Reimagined, show­cas­ing the enduring appeal of Botticelli in today’s popular culture. These room ideas show how to re-create the look in your home with a nod to the painter’s use of colour, movement and shape.

The colour tones – fresh green, dusty pink, black and antique white – nod to the artist’s palette, while the giant shell is an obvious homage to Venus, should you wish to decon­struct it this way! Neon pink candles and modern art bring it bang up to date.