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.
Modernise it completely
There are very subtle hints in this room of the Botticelli look, demonstrating how you can be inspired by the artist, but still keep it very contemporary.
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.
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