... so we like colour in the house, and we like art! We have a lot of modern art from Nepal because I used to have a gallery to promote the works of my Kathmandu artist friends.
I also blog about "modern art & modern life of Nepal" at www.NepalNow.blog (do go visit, there's a lot of interesting stuff about the art scene, gallery openings and exhibitions, as well as great info on "cool places" in Kathmandu!)
But there are quiet zones in the house, too, like our breakfast nook in the kitchen which gets great morning light.
I love my gifted tulip chairs which I had reupholstered in a beige faux suede (the table is not original, it's an IKEA docksta, haha!).
We splurged on a few items only, such as this USM Haller sideboard. I like it because it is so modern looking, practical, and the design goes back to our birthyears in the 1950.
All three art pieces are from Nepal (the black Buddha is by an unknown artist, the little monk by Bhairaj Maharjan, and the hardly visibly buddha face on black-marbled ground is by Ratna Kaji Shakya).
Another USM Haller piece to carry the tv, but look at the cool art on the wall, a very unique piece by street artist Aditya Aryal, also from Nepal!
Here you get a full blast of color. When we redecorated the house a few years ago we had one session with a duo of lady interior stylists in Almere who advised on the yellow wall in the living/dining room and the dark turquoise color in the hall.
I don't know if we had dared doing such strong colors on our own - but it turned out they really bring out the art and work perfectly. In the hall you can see a horse painting by famous senior artist of Nepal Shashi Shah, a very proud possession of mine.
And the huge painting behind the table is an exception: it's not Nepali art but a fine early work by my Berlin artist friend Ariane Boss whose style of working has since drastically changed.
Another glimpse across the table towards the kitchen and living room.
If you want to see still more of the house, go to this older post on the NepalNow blog and klick here!
Beata, all-round encourager:: of art and artists of Nepal, of a preschool in Kathmandu, of the great work of encouragement based on Adlerian psychology and the Theo Schoenaker's concept!