|Open Window, Colliore, 1905|
When designing a window treatment, I aspire to give it a
painterly like attention to detail: French artist, Henri Matisse, comes to
mind. The windowed interior was
a recurrent theme in much of
his work, and he so masterfully depicted the intimate connection between
interior and exterior life scenes.
His bold swatches of color and texture were the fabric of his paintings,
revealing a reposeful domestic lifestyle dazzled by Mediterranean sunlight that
would seemingly breeze into the room. His paintings are interior designs skillfully composed with a
free spirited elegance that just compels me to want to be “there”.
Windows are more than an architectural feature in a room. Matisse
certainly understood this fact, since in many of his works they are not just
the source of light, but also, the beckoning of our entrance into a beautiful
scene. It would be inspiring to
find such joy and color in the rooms of our own homes; enveloped in warm light, dancing amidst the colors and sensations of our surroundings all the while with a glorious view at the open window.
|My room at the Beau-Rivage, 1918|
|Interior with a violin case, 1919|
|Henri Matisse - Fauvism|