At home with Cherie Gottlieb - Art Fare Profile!
Hi guys! Last week I shared all about my love of acrylic prints and what makes them so magical. My friend Cherie has the perfect home to photograph my art in and she was generous enough to let me come over and take over for an afternoon. During this I realized you really need to see her space on it's own. She has got such killer style and I know you are going to get a lot of ideas from her!
Cherie went to RISD as a painting major. So this explains her knowledge and love of art, as well as her comfort with it which is something I've talked a lot about. She does really random cool stuff with art and I think that takes confidence and practice. For instance, that piece of art below that looks like a target? It is a target. It's an archery target that cost barely anything, that Cherie had framed nicely. So she took something that isn't "art" and made it art, which I love and anyone could do just by looking at things in new ways.
Those rad yellow chairs she found in a vintage shop in Portland that has since closed. You know, I have never been a vintage shopper but after doing these Art Fare Profiles for a year now it is very clear that I am missing out big time because ALL the cool kids are shopping vintage and finding dope art and furniture there. I kindof can't get past the smell of those places, anyone else? I need to get over that obviously because there are scores to be found.
Cherie does a great job of breaking up her space with cozy spots. This one right here is a great example. So simple and inviting. The faux fur throw is from IKEA you guys. That is exactly the type of thing you see in a pile of 200 at IKEA and think, that looks cheap. But if you take it out of IKEA and add it to your cozy spot, it looks amazing.
Speaking of IKEA, that bookcase full of wood (which I love so much because it takes something you are using - wood for the fireplace - and turns it into art) is from IKEA! She covered it in handmade paper and a coating of Yes! Paste which leaves behind a matte finish. Great idea.
Cherie is an AIR sign and that is so apparent in her home. She keeps everything bright and white and clean. AIR signs hate clutter. Wide open spaces with tons of natural light are their jam. To learn more about this read my posts here, it really is so interesting and spot on for almost everyone.
When I do portraits I want people to feel a little uncomfortable when they look at it.
Here in the family room hangs an original work of art by Cherie. I love her treatment of the unfinished painting. Nothing too precious or careful about it. I also am really into the coffee table turned into lego station. That's fun for people of all ages!
These next two images I am including simply because this house has some super cool features to it that I know you want to see because I certainly do! How rad is the glass courtyard in the very middle of the house? I freakin love things like that. Also the all wood bathroom? Yes please.
This last spot is the place Cherie says she can be found the most. She's made her bedroom a sanctuary full of her favorite things and family mementos. I love how she manages to pack a lot of memories into the space while still keeping it clean.
Thank you so much for being a part of Art Fare, Cherie! Be sure to share this with your friends who would love it.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday this week! xoxo