Interior inspiration: David Nightingale Hicks

Inspiration, 29 oktober, 2014

Hello everyone! Hope you all are having a nice start of the week. Here are a few pictures from the late English Interior decorator & designer David Nightingale Hicks home. Hope you will be just as inspired as I am. I would also like to take the opportunity to say thank you to all you wonderful readers for following the blog & for your sweet comments. I am so flattered & happy. We are at the moment having some troubles with the functions on the blogs,hopefully this will soon be fixed so I can reply. Wish you all a lovely day!(Source: English Decoration, David Hicks home)


Fabian Edelstam vernissage in Monaco

Inspiration, 23 oktober, 2014

 For those of you passing by Monaco, have a stop by Crem in Monte- Carlo to see the exhibition of art by the Swedish artist Fabian Edelstam. ”Prince Rupert Löwenstein & Mme Badrutt”

”Supremes” on canvas

Fabian Edelstam is based in Paris since 1990 after graduating from Beckmans School of Design and Fashion in Stockholm. Later on he continued his studies in France at the art school Acadèmie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris. Edelstam has since 1997, completed a large number of commissioned portraits. Among these you find the portraits of Giorgio Armani in 2004, Ralph Lauren 2009 & the former President of the Swiss Confederation, Adolf Oggi in 2011, Queen Silvia of Sweden 2013. In 2006 his triptych of de Gaulle was purchased by kind courtesy of Champagne Taittinger for Mémorial Charles de Gaulle, near the Generals residence in Colombey-Les-Deux-Eglises, France. The legendary beauty ”Grace Kelly” on canvas

Edelstam’s work is found in private collections all over the world & represented on several international locations. He is represented in both the royal collections of Sweden & the collections of Prince Albert II of Monaco.  Travels, reading, history, music & a great passion for photography are some of the ingredients behind Edelstams unique art work, where inspiration is found. A harmonic balance between the past & present united. Edelstam shares a few thoughts  about his art & describes his work as by the following-   ”In my portraits I try to recreate a bridge between past and present cultures, set in modern framework according to the principles of ancient mosaics (…) Some pieces are missing, others are in disorder, just like the fragments of a childhood memory that is being reconstructed, or should I say, exorcised?”.

I think from the words of the artist himself, we can find the connection to his art. Here are some pictures of Fabian Edelstam’s wonderful portraits represented

One of Fabian Edelstam´s earlier work in Brussels, portrait of Leopold I

Grand Antiques in Stockholm, showing two colorful portraits by Fabian Edelstam

”White Queen” – Decorex, London

For more information about the exhibition, visit Crem´s website to find out more! There are also some of Fabian Edelstams art work displayed at Pierre & Peter’s in Stockholm for the curious Swedish readers.

( Exhibtion ongoing until 24th of October ) 

 Have a lovely day everyone!