One of the perks of the Challenge is getting to work with stellar brands and talented artists. I love every inch of this room I created with Kristin, but when Dara Burriss's original art arrived, we knew we had something special.
The room has several unexpected, show-stopping pieces that garnered a lot of attention, and really made the space what it is...the yellow drapes, purple rug, and bookcases in high-gloss navy blue. (Find the room's full Source List here)
Not to mention the oversized mirror and fabulous textiles. But the thing that garnered the most comments and reaction was Dara's art.
I wrote about meeting Dara Burriss here, and was thrilled she wanted to be part of this room. We presented her with the moodboard of the space, and she created the most perfect piece that literally takes my breath away every time I see it. In person the colors are intense and reflective, and the movement of the pattern is mesmerizing. It's hard to put into words the emotion it creates. Even Little Miss is always staring at it, and studying it up close.
Many people (from all over the world, isn't that crazy?!?!) were just as taken with it, and wanted their very own Dara Burriss! Her site is full of stunning options, and she offers commissioned pieces...heck, Neiman Marcus even sells a few...but the problem was, everyone wanted this exact piece! And they sure as heck weren't getting mine! #overmydeadbody
Dara's pieces are one-of-a-kind, and there's no way she could duplicate the pattern, colors and process exactly for another piece. Not to mention, an original is pretty pricey! (Rightfully so!)
Enter Canvas Kick, a local company I've known and worked with professionally for years, that has mastered the art of beautiful canvas prints! For just the fraction of the cost of an original, you can own a piece of Dara's art...including my 'All I Need is a Miracle.'
Dara and Canvas Kick worked tirelessly perfecting the colors and quality of each of her canvas prints. To my untrained eye, I can barely tell a difference between their canvas prints and my original. You can not only select your canvas size (extra-large options available!), but take it a step further if you wish, and have the artist hand-sign the piece, then finish it off with a thick, glossy resin.
Canvas Kick is adding new pieces and artists all the time, so I'm always stalking their site!
Carolyn Joe is another Dallas artist who has my heart...I just go crazy for all that color! What was your favorite part of my One Room Challenge? Have you lusted after a Dara Burriss of your own?
*Thank you for the gorgeous photos, Mary Summers!*