Design Council: Michelle McIver

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

Michelle McIver, Ripple Effect. Acrylic painting, 90 x 120cm. Courtesy: the artist.

Brendan Wong

Interior Designer, Brendan Wong Design, Sydney

Michelle McIver’s stylized interpretation of New Zealand’s picturesque waterscape captures the tranquillity and everlasting nature of the ocean. Her striking use of jewel-toned shades create depth and a sense of movement. I picture this work in a sundrenched bedroom with timber floors and oversized furniture.

Natalie Parke

Interior Designer, Dessein Parke, Auckland

A view of where I would rather be. I would hang this cheerful piece in a kitchen where it will sit alongside the frenetic activity of the spaces while also giving the viewer an opportunity to zone out and admire the ocean. A dark wall would work well with this piece, contrasting with the blues and allowing it to stand out.

Suzanne Gorman

Director, Studio Gorman Interior Design, Sydney

I’d like to see this work hung in a room that matches its fresh and contemporary energy. Visualise concrete walls and ceilings with rough-hewn limestone floors. Two oversized tan leather sofas sit opposite each other, divided by a low travertine table. A monstera dips and sways in the gentle afternoon breeze. It’s time to relax.

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