Category Archives: Before and After

Focal Point- Transform your space

We often underestimate the importance of a focal point in a space. I like to say it is similar to the flow of a conversation.  When you enter a room something needs to “speak” to you first.  It should be the boldest, the loudest and set the tone for all that follows.  If you don’t have this piece, what occurs is a visual “shouting match” between everything else vying for your attention.  What do I look at first- the plant, the table, the chair, the pattern of the carpet? It all competes unless you have one unifying piece that ties it all together.  It’s the “alpha dog” of the room. The “inspiration piece”.  It’s a “go bold or go home” moment.  I have never found that multiple small art pieces will do the job the way one big piece does.  

 

Investing in one big bold piece of art ties together the myriad of “stories” that are occurring visually in a space, connecting the color palette, subtle textures, patterns and lines, fills the empty spaces with it’s presence, and creates the energy level for the room.  Wow! Did you know you could get all that from one design choice?

Our consultants at Latitudes Fine Art are here to help you connect the dots and find the perfect art for your space.  Contact us today and find your focal point.

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“Blazing Sky” is used as a focal point to tie together the horizontal lines in the front desk of this commercial space, the bold red chairs and rich dusty-blue paint.  The colors are continued with “Liquid Crystal” in a more fluid style, creating an inviting and relaxing waiting room.  The 40”x60” of “Two Trees Sunburst” peeks out through the glass window, letting the guest know there is more to discover.

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When finally reaching “Two Trees Sunburst” it leads to more drama and interest around each corner.  The art fills what would be a maze of sterile office walls, giving a presence to the empty spaces, and a way to navigate unfamiliar territory.  For those that work here, the landscapes from Latitudes Fine Art, provides virtual windows, keeping employees energized and centered.

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This dining room is filled by the soaring “Pelicans in Flight” for a private collector of Latitudes Artwork.  He is called to the ocean and seeks pieces that fill the walls with water, movement and marine life.  

unknown This commercial multi-purpose space needed artwork to represent our community and fill the massive amount of empty space.  “Inspiration Point” and “Anacapa Sunrise” provide a soothing backdrop for any activity.  The paint color changes were suggested to enhance the art and the energy of the room.

Art can truly be the key that ties an entire room together!  Find out how we can help you find yours.

Art Gallery Question Of The Week – Printing On Wood

40″x60″ “Foamy Flute” Artisan Wood with Horizontal Slats

As art consultants, we are often asked what is possible in our gallery. Each week we will highlight a FAQ on our blog to help you get the most out of your art shopping experience.

Q: How do you get the images on wood?

A: We have a local wood artist carve and shape the foundation. The edges and surface are prepped and the image is printed with a specially formulated ink, directly onto the finished wood foundation.  Yes, it is a big printer!

30″x72″ “La Playa Pier” Artisan Wood with Vertical Slats

Latitudes owner and artist Stephanie Hogue hard at work preparing a wood foundation for a custom order.

40″x60″ “Pastel Dunes” Artisan Wood with Horizontal Slats

40″x40″ “Morning Light” Artisan Wood, Solid

4 Ways to Warm Up Your Home- in a Snap!

Winter is the perfect time to warm up your home.  Friends and family come to visit, the weather chills and we want a cozy place to curl up in.  Our in-house designer has 5 quick ideas to give you what you crave.
1. Large Custom Canvas 

Nothing creates WOW like a big image on your wall. Just one piece has so much power in creating mood and unifying a space.  Call us today- there is still time to get it by the holidays!

2. Metal Prints

Our hottest new material will definitely give you a blast of “high-def” color.  Create a neutral backdrop with your room and let the color in your art take the focus.

3. Grab-and-Go

With over 40 wrapped decor canvas in-stock, you can quickly update your look, today!


4. It’s the Little Things

We have so many small ways to warm up your space, from our fantastic photo tile coasters and trivets, to our 12″x18″ Artisan Wood Prints, everyone can make their space just right this season.

 IMG_5173Tasha Cleaveland is Latitudes Fine Art Gallery’s Manager and Design Consultant.  She has been working with Stephanie and Steve since 2014 and is always excited to help Latitudes customers find the perfect piece to transform their space.