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Artist - Antoinette Murray

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 :)

 

Shop Antoinette Murray art here.

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Interview with Canvas Home



‘With a blank canvas, textiles can transform any setting into a fresh, new space.’
Canvas Home evolved from our love of creating and designing beautiful bespoke collections while travelling the globe for inspiration. Collaborating with Indian artisans, our collections are rich with a kaleidoscope of vibrant hues, stunning textures, hand block printing and appliqué.

We hear you recently took a trip to India for work, what would your day look like in India?

Up early and eat the most delicious ‘masala dosa’ for breakfast. It is an Indian breakfast with paper thin crispy crepes with spicy potato filling. It really wakes you up! Spend time with suppliers designing ranges including fabrics, colour palette and block printed patterns. The Indians are very hospitable and there is always ‘Chai’ on offer to keep you going. We try and stop for lunch and love visiting ‘Latitude’ the café on top of Good Earth in the Khan Market in Dehli. It is a must every trip. Salty lime sodas are a favorite! Off to another supplier - taking photos out of the taxi as I go. Camels on roads, monkeys on power lines are all in a days work. Return to the hotel and enjoy a well deserved Gin and Tonic or two.

Shopping in India can be fabulous - what was your best buy?

A beautiful hand stitched vintage wall hanging that is massive and hangs on the wall at home – it was so heavy I had to ship it back with stock. 

Favourite Curry?

Eating a ‘thalis’ (which is a selection of all different tastings) by candlelight on a rooftop Haveli in Jaipur

Finish this sentence, 'a trip to India is not complete without...' 

Getting lost in the Kinari Bazaar, literally the ‘trimmings and trinkets’ market in Old Delhi.



Where do you find inspiration?

All around from trips in Taxi's to the incredibly talented people we work with.

Most memorable car trip?

Driving home down a dirt road from dinner near the Amber Fort in Jaipur, we literally came across an elephant coming home from work at the fort. His master stopped and he was poking his trunk in the car windows and we were able to get out and meet him!

Favourite colours from the trip?

The Saris the women wear are incredibly beautiful and the colours always inspiring. Hot Pinks, Orange, Yellows and even the Neon colours are on trend there!

Shop our amazing collection of Canvas cushions here.

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