If you’re anything like us, seeing a Kezz Brett artwork sparks a hell of a lot of joy with her pops of bold colour and detailed imagery. Before she ran back out the door we thought it’d be nice to chat with her about where she draws inspiration, and why naming her pieces is as important as the design itself.
I recently met Antoinette down in Melbourne and was blown away by all of her gorgeous art....and not to mention how LOVELY she is! We are so excited to now have her as part of our little Jumbled family. We now have some of her prints and original art available in store and online...so check them out. I think that you will love them as much as we do here at Jumbled.
Antoinette took some time out from her painting to answer some questions about what inspires her art, home and style. Grab a cuppa and enjoy reading
Describe your perfect day
My perfect day….is usually a lazy morning brunch on a Sunday, cooking pancakes with my 5 & 7 year olds…...once we finally get dressed, a family outing together. Simple pleasures like a walk along the local beach with our dog, fossicking in rock pools & finding beautifully coloured shells. Or a spontaneous trip into town - Melbourne always has things to see & immerse yourself within. Maybe a late afternoon glass of wine with my husband before we head home…..I love a Sunday night movie to switch off my mind and relax with my husband….
What inspires your art?
I find the sea very inspiring with it’s changing moods and colours. Working with my children’s drawings reminds me of how well they interpret and capture the core of a subject, teaching me to return to simple and beautiful lines. Art history, all forms of architecture and the natural world around me...
Fave colour combo?
At the moment I’m drawn to peach & grey….but I love cobalt blue & black too….too hard to choose!
What do you think makes the perfect room?
Great lighting….It sets the mood and can create different energy within a space, bringing artworks to vibrant life or making them a soft conversation in the corner.
Describe your style at home?
My family home is a mix of old and new - I think I’m drawn to a modern Scandinavian style. I particularly enjoy the relaxed space of my front lounge room, with the fire, sheepskin throw on the armchair and the patterned rug. I have one of my first paintings here to remind myself of the early ideas that helped form my current artistic style. My family living and kitchen walls have my new artworks…..it’s a good way to get both positive feedback & constructive criticism from my family & friends - they are my most honest critics!
Mix or Match?
I mix with a hint of match….or maybe I match with a mix……ha! I love patterns that work together with a mix of colour…..my Ninho designer towel collection hopes to achieve this once it arrives this December :)
Kip & Co Bedding and Lifestyle brand is truly a feast for your eyes. The colours, textures and patterns give your bedroom and home a complete boost and will surely spark comments from family and friends. The range is all sold seperately making it so easy to create your own unique mix of patterns and colours. Scroll down for some fabulous Kip & Co inspiration and shop the collection here.
We've been searching the internet for some wonderful DIY projects to keep our creative side happy. Here are our top 5 projects we're hoping to tackle over the next few months! How cool are the colour block succulant pots above?! Find out how to recreate them on Oh My Superfly blog here.
If you're like us and like to change your artwork around regularly or you like to display magazine cutouts and children's artwork then this DIY is for you! Design SpongeBlog has some great tips on creating tape picture frames - which look really awesome. You can find the post here.
This is a perfect DIY to do with the kids! Find the most colourful patty cases you can and get some wool, string, ribbon and buttons and you are set! Check out the gorgeous blog Le Pommettes Du Chathere.
Everybody loves a cheery welcome mat! How cute are the watermelons. eHow Home Blog tells you how to hand stamp your doormat to give it a whole new lease of life! Find the post here.
Blogging queen Holly Becker has a super cute DIY on her blog Decor8. She uses magazine cuttings to make unique gift tags. Find the post here.
SImple but effective is why we love this colourful DIY from Wij Zijn Kees blog. This post uses a collection of materials to create different pieces. Check out the whole post here.
We have been loving the storage box / display box craze and with much delight welcomed a delivery of display boxes instore this week. We have hexagonal, rectangular, little house shapes all sold in sets in both bright colours and a mix of greys and whites. They all come with little hooks ready to attach to your wall, or would look just as good stacked up on a buffet or shelf. You can find them all here.
We have copiled some of our favourite inspiration images which show how to incorporate these fab boxes into a children's room. Perfect for all their little toys, books and teddies!
Yellow is the colour of happiness. It's sunshine, warmth, love and its bright! Chin up buttercup, its time to put some yellow in your home. Be inspired by your surrounds, imagine daffodils, lemon tart, canola fields and sunny days at the beach. Enjoy!
Green is probably my favourite colour (just quietly)! It is the colour of nature, its fresh and it is a little bit risky! Especially in Interiors. Be brave, it can seem daunting but it will make your space seem alive, cozy and eye catching. Enjoy!
Next up in our colour series is coral. We love the soft tones of peach, apricot and pastel pinks. You can use this colour on walls, floors, the outside of a building or in the smaller details of your house. Enjoy.