South Shore Arts Festival at the South Shore Arts Center, Cohasset, Mass.
The South Shore Arts Festival (June 17, 18 & 19 at the South Shore Arts Center) showcases craft and fine artists from New England and beyond. In addition to over 85 juried exhibitor booths, the Arts Festival features a juried art exhibition and members’ show, live music performances, artist demonstrations, children’s art activities, and a young artist exhibition
Art on the Green at The Pinehills (Sat., June 18, 10-4)features more than 80 local craftspeople and artists, including painters, sculptors, jewelry designers,weavers, photographers, gourmet food makers, beauty product makers, and more. In addition, some of the community’s model homes host special arts exhibitions and events. There will also be a kids tent, radio station appearances, food trucks, and a steel drum band.
Here’s a preview of the artwork you’ll find at each of these local arts events.
S O U T H S H O R E A R T S F E S T I V A L
The South Shore Art Center will kick off its 61st Annual Arts Festival with a preview event on Thursday, June 16 in the big art tent on Cohasset Common. Celebrity photographer Ron Pownall will exhibit over 40 one-of-a-kind photographs of the ‘70s and ‘80s rock ‘n roll music scene.
Black & white photograph by South Shore-based photographer Stephen Sheffield will be on exhibit.
Brent Refsland of Provincetown boutique/gallery Room 68 invited Brooklyn-based artist and Mass Art graduate, Kristin Texeira to Provincetown for this April.
Texeira spent ten days in Provincetown, exploring the outermost Cape, meeting, eating, and drinking with locals, spotting whales, and seeing the sights. She also created a new series of work—Provincetown landscapes and cityscapes, using oil on paper.
These new Kristin Texeira Provincetown landscapes are quite appealing—very flat but glossy and tactile. I love the whimsical titles that reference landmarks and common occurrences there.
I couldn’t resist buying a couple and of course wanted to share my photos. Here are many of Texeira’s Provincetown landscapes at Room 68.
the boat magician secret back roads three hundred lbs through the skylight on a beach behind the dumplings
tree breeze 138 on a slight hill
crooked trees that line the road to race point Princepessa
whale wish a story about a squirrel
boardwalk coyote at sunset the squealing pig three days in a row
by the parking lot where buoys are dressed for christmas sade in the tapedeck – movin’ in slow motion tinted window
herring cove beach at sunrise west the moors at sundown
secret back roads tinted window on a beach behind the dumplings
an extra buck from Lenny for the jukebox on a beach behind the dumplings • these are the two i purchased •
I was a tiny bit obsessed with flooring options for a while, back when I was contemplating an affordable means of replacing the white wall-to-wall carpet in our Florida condo. I gathered all sorts of photos and resources, including all these images of rooms with herringbone floors, which I’d finally like to share.
I ultimately chose cork flooring, which I really love. (Here’s a finished photo plus 24 rooms with cork flooring.) It’s so hard to figure out where to go if you don’t have a personal recommendation. If only there was a mobile showroom like this one by (StyleCarrot partner) Conklin Bros. in San Francisco. Who doesn’t love a rolling restaurant or boutique after all.
Herringbone floors connote a distinctly Parisian style. You know the look—tall skinny windows with a view of the Eiffel Tower, sky-high ceilings trimmed in fanciful (but not overly prominent) molding, glossy black doors, gilt mirrors and crystal chandeliers paired with modern furnishings. Ok enough. Let’s look at these spaces with herringbone floors, from living rooms and kitchens to bedrooms and bathrooms.
E N T R Y
Photo by Heidi Lerkenfeldt Ferm Living founder Trine Anderson’s loft has an expansive entry hall with oak herringbone floors and modern furnishings. I adore that wood and leather cot under the abstract painting, plus that little Ferm Living geometric rug in unexpected pastel hues.
Photo by Francesco Lagnese for New York Magazine Noho loft designed by Jenny Wolf has what looks to be original herringbone wood floors that match the live edge wood bench in the entry. I love the tall black entry door and black chandelier. That brass sconce is suspended with horsehair.
L I V I N G R O O M
Photo by Heidi Lerkenfeldt Interior design by Natalia Sanchez Echevarria of Spatial Code A sunken living room in a villa just outside Copenhagen with a pair of green Ro lounge chairs by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen.
This living room has an earthy vibe that channels an Upper West Side psychologist’s office, but with more polish thanks to the herringbone flooring. These don’t look particularly old; there are many flooring experts that can help achieve a similar look.
Dark and pitted, these herringbone floors look like the real deal. The tall skinny windows tell me this could be Paris, plus there’s that divine crystal chandelier.
An eclectic mix of furnishings, plus a funky paint job—who would imagine a black wall works with a half pink wall—along with unfinished wood herringbone floors.
Photo by Brigitta Wolfgang for Bo Bedre A spare dining room with white oak herringbone floors with extra high ceilings and original moldings is made all the more spectacular with the industrial pendant light, modern dining chairs, Ligne Roset sofa, and statement artwork.
Photo by Heidi Lerkenfeldt for RUM Magazine
Another spare dining room with herringbone floors. Interior designer Natalia Sanchez Echevarria of Spatial Code chose mid century modern bentwood chairs around a modern live edge wood dining table. Clear glass pendant lights keep things airy.
K I T C H E N S
Photo by Christopher Sturman for Elle Brooklyn brownstone of One King’s Lane VP of Merchandising Day Kornbluth
The kitchen has original 19th century wood floors in a herringbone pattern. The square white tile backsplash adds a utilitarian vibe while the black cabinets dress it up.
Photo by Olivier Amsellem
Paris apartment by Rodolphe Parente Architecture & Design designed for a young family with a contemporary furniture collection.
Pacific Palisades home with interiors designed by Kishani Perera has a classic white kitchen with herringbone floors and a Moroccan style tile backsplash.
Apartment in Barcelona restyled by Katty Schiebeck has an open kitchen with pale herringbone floors, sleek white oak cabinetry, a sculptural marble island, and brass accents.
Photo by Felix Forest
Apartment in Lyons with well-worn herringbone flooring. The open kitchen has sleek white cabinetry and a marble island with an adjacent dining table.
The galley kitchen in this Stockholm apartment has herringbone floors, clean lined grey cabinetry with polished brass knobs, and a brass gooseneck faucet.
B A T H
Photo by Francesco Lagnese for New York Magazine Jenny Wolf designed this New York apartment. The herringbone floor in the bathroom looks to be wood rather than tile. I love the black wall mounted double vanity.
unidentified The black and white floral wallpaper stands up well against the herringbone floors with a medium brown stain. The black toilet seat is a nice touch.
This moody powder room with dark grey green walls features a Corian sink that resembles marble. The French styling of the brass fixtures is perfect with the dark herringbone flooring.
B E D R O O M S
unidentified A cozy bedroom with rustic herringbone flooring painted black and a black iron bed.
Photo by Jason Busch
French furnishings and herringbone floors in a townhouse in London’s Chelsea neighborhood.
Photo by C-More
This Amsterdam loft seems like the real deal with its slightly damaged herringbone floors and tall windows plus skylight.
Pale oak flooring sets the stage for bright green furnishings.
Photo by Willliam Waldron for Elle Decor
Fashion designer Giovanna Randall hired interior designer Fawn Galli to do the interiors of her Greenwich Village apartment. The white oak herringbone floors have a smooth sheen. The dressing room features vintage ’70s sconces by Philippe Lambert flanking an 1820 Austrian gilt mirror above a Louis XVI fireplace. The walls are upholstered in a floral fabric by Abigail Borg.
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As you likely already know, I love statement photography. We have a couple of great ones in our living room: a portrait of a young African American albino girl from a South American photographer and a black and white by Portland, Maine based photographer by Winky Lewis, that I first picked out for the model apartment I decorated at the Troy Boston.
I am now officially obsessed with Austin-based photographer Suzanne Koett. I love so many of her pieces, and purchased two large scale ones from the same series that I may hang in our bedroom once (if) it is finally renovated. (I will definitely do a full ARTmonday blog post on her too.)
In the meantime, let’s look at 20 bedrooms with statement photography, from airy loft-like rooms with a feminine bent, to bedrooms with pulled together classic decor, to masculine style bedrooms. Each has statement photography that makes a definite impact, setting the tone for the room.
Montreal loft designed by Nathalie Bouchard and Annie Horth of Creative Flats
Photo above the bed by Malina Corpadean for FASHION Magazine
Photo by Jean Longpré • Maison & Demeure
Interior design by Steven Sclaroff
Home in São Paulo
Interior design by Mauricio Arruda
Home in Brussels by interior designer and architect Muriel Bardinet
Photo by Karel Balas
Photo by Seth Smoot
Interior design by Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors
Interior design by Steven Gambrel
Interior design by Ryan Korban • Lonny
NYC apartment of photographer Douglas Friedman
Francisco Costa’s NYC apartment
Photo by Martyn Thompson for T Magazine
Interior design by Rethink Studio
Home of interior designer Tali Roth of Homepolish
Photo by Claire Esparros