Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Artwork

Zaida Sabatés: The Power of Faux

Even if you look very closely you will find it very hard to see that Zaida Sabatés immaculate marble, brass or tortoiseshell is faux.

Based in Barcelona, this decorative painter uses traditional techniques to achieve results that are nearly as good as the real thing.

Zaida Sabatés, Decorative Painting, Faux Tortoiseshell

Zaida Sabatés, Decorative Painting

Without forgetting the past and tradition, Sabatés looks at the present adapting classical decorative painting to current trends. In her portfolio you can find decoration for public and private spaces, old stucco recovering, painting and restoring furniture or the creation of scenographies for cinema, theatre or events.

Zabatés believes that decorative painting can be as classic or as contemporary as one wants and couldn’t agree more with her.

Zaida Sabatés, Faux marble bust

Zaida Sabatés, decorative painter

Zaida Sabatés, decorative painting, faux metal

Zaida Sabatés, Decorative Painting

 

Images: Zaida Sabatés

Kayce Hughes: a painting a day

On today’s blog post I’m sharing with you yet another great Instagram discovery: artist Kayce Hughes. Her paintings are bright, simple and very covetable. Hughes work is praised by amazing designers such as Sarah Bartholomew, Mark D Sikes or Pencil & Paper Co.

Kayce Hughes: a painting a day - Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

I  love the way Kayce sells her artwork through Instagram. She posts one or two works per day on her beautifully styled feed. You can buy them just by commenting on the picture, easy peasy but you have to be quick!

En el post de hoy comparto otro de mis “descubrimientos Instagram” la artista Kayce Hughes.

Kayce Hughes: a painting a day - Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Kayce Hughes: a painting a day - Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Kayce Hughes: a painting a day - Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Kayce Hughes: a painting a day - Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Kayce Hughes: a painting a day - Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Kayce Hughes: a painting a day - Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Sarah Bartholomew interior. Artwork by Kayce Hughes. Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez
Sarah Bartholomew

 

Sarah Bartholomew interior. Artwork by Kayce Hughes. Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez
Sarah Bartholomew

 

Sarah Bartholomew interior. Artwork by Kayce Hughes. Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez
Sarah Bartholomew

 

Sarah Bartholomew interior. Artwork by Kayce Hughes. Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez
Sarah Bartholomew

 

For more information visit  http://www.kaycehughes.com

Wonder Wall

When it comes to arranging artwork, I’m always in search of inspiration and new ideas. Here are some examples of how to make the most of your walls!

House & Garden. Simon Upton photography

 

Cap- Ferrat villa by Alberto Pinto. The walls are graced with 18th-century engravings. Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez
Cap- Ferrat villa by Alberto Pinto. The walls are graced with 18th-century engravings.

 

Las Cuadras, Jerez de la Frontera (via Vogue Living)

 

Alexa Hampton

 

Gallery Wall - Alexa Hampton. Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez
Alexa Hampton via AD

 

Oka founder Annabel Astor’s drawing room. Walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s ‘Light Blue’, on top of which hangs a large collection of pictures and family portraits, arranged both inside and on top of the room’s panelling in verticle rows. House & Garden.

 

Sims Hilditch

 

Finca Cortesin Hotel. Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez
Finca Cortesin Hotel

 

The televisión room at Villar Perosa, Marella Agnelli's country home. Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez
The televisión room at Villar Perosa, Marella Agnelli’s country home.

 

Alexa Hampton- Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez
Alexa Hampton

 

From Christiane Lemieux's book "The Finer things". Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez
From Christiane Lemieux’s book “The Finer things”