Design Council: Mandy Chapman

 Art Edit’s design experts offer their tips on styling these pieces in your home.

Mandy Chapman, Spritz New Life. Jute with velvet ties, 120 x 150cm. Courtesy: the artist.

Suzanne Gorman

Director, Studio Gorman Interior Design, Sydney

In a playful and relaxed room, Mandy Chapman’s piece will feel totally at home. I’m picturing a cosy, bright living room, painted with warm white walls. There is wall of glass framed in black steel looking onto a lush plantfilled courtyard. Inside, a white linen L-shaped sofa is sink-in comfy and fills the space. Tossed across the sofa are a mix of eclectic patterned cushions in jewel colours. The room is filled
with the heady scent of sweet peas, that sit, unarranged, in a slightly tilting home-made coil-pottery vase.

Julia Green

Founder, Greenhouse Interiors, Geelong

The nostalgic character of this piece is the perfect complement to its bold use of colour and playful composition. This fabulous wall hanging blends the detailed
techniques of traditional art forms with bold, modern influences, creating a sense of irrefutable fun. The large-scale piece would work incredibly well in a colour-filled room, where I imagine it dictating an overall happy and uplifting ambience.

Natalie Parke

Interior Designer, Dessein Parke, Auckland

Taking inspiration from the current trend of using tapestries as headboards, this substantial and beautifully textured piece would sit well behind a bed. Pared with similarly organic sheets and pillows in muted low key tones it would add some pops of colour and a twist of drama to an otherwise relaxed space.

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Art Edit’s design experts offer their tips on styling these pieces in your home.