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Three situations when a round artwork is the right choice for your home, and how to style it
Here's a quick test for whether a round artwork is right for your home. Go outside and walk back into your house with your eyes closed, open them up, and count how many round shapes you see. Most likely not very many because our homes are constructed using straight lines - whether that be rectangle doorways or square furniture. 
Straight lines are imperative for ensuring our homes stay standing. Yet, circles, as a symbol, represent balance and calm – something we're seeking more and more in our lives. The good news is that straight-lines and curved lines are best friends. So it doesn't have to be one or the other, they love hanging out together and often look better as a couple.
How do you know if your square wall needs a circular artwork? Keep reading, we'll tell you how. 😀

'Still Life in Bathroom' is a cheeky art print by the Japan based New Zealand artist Emile Holmewood aka Blood Bros. 

Emile vector illustrations are inspired by a wide range of things and art periods from LEGO, Japanese culture to Baroque art and American painter Norman Saunders.

This simple but impactful styled shot by the Place and Graces team picks out key colours in the art print and reinforces them in the objects and furniture to make for a contemporary styled shot.

View 'Still in Bathroom' by Blood Bros. >

Styled by Places and Graces for endemicworld

'Aubrey Tui' is a limited edition art print by Auckland based artist Margaret Petchell. Originally a large scale painting 'Aubrey' is painted in Margaret's signature animal portrait style with intricate details, vibrant colours and a stark white background. 

Birds are a favourite subject for Margaret to paint, as she is she is captivated by their intense expressive eyes.

This monochromatic room styled by the Places and Graces team was a part of a challenge to style a series of rooms using the same blue wall.  The tones of blue and pop of natural wood gives the room a 60's era feel.

View 'Aubrey Tui' by Margaret Petchell here >

Styled by Places and Graces for Resene Colour

'Hukanui' by Hawkes based artist Rakai Karaitiana is a part of a series of hand-coloured photographs from his 2017 exhibition 'Rest Area' that was held at endemicworld.

Hand-colouring was a popular method for producing colour photography in the early to mid 19th century and made popular by the early Japanese colour artists and most famously here in New Zealand  by Whites Aviation.

The process of hand-colouring simplifies the images, no longer full colour representations and only utilizing a handful of essential colours. The hand-tinted element brings a human hand to the technical process of photography and helps to accentuate tones and hues, creating warm and almost surreal landscapes.

The team at Places and Graces have taken inspiration from the hand-colouring process selecting a simple colour palette that is echoed from tones in the photograph to create a tranquil and harmonious space.

View all 'Hukanui' by Rakai Karaitiana here >

Styled by Places and Graces for Resene Colour

endemicworld® is an art gallery and online art business based in Ponsonby Road Auckland. Founded in 2007 by Elliot Alexander, it has been our goal to make buying you art easier for New Zealanders.

Our team are continuously curating and choosing unique art in a range of medias, styles and prices for our customers so they can own a unique collection of art. We have the best job in the world curating work from a diverse and talented range of New Zealand and International artists, designers, illustrators, printmakers, painters, street artists, and photographers.

In this video we share a bit of the history of endemicworld®, what our vision for selling art and helping artist is and the team that make it all happen.