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'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.

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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