Design Council: Sylvia Ditchburn

ART EDIT’S PANEL OF DESIGN EXPERTS ARE BURSTING WITH IDEAS ABOUT HOW TO HANG AND STYLE THIS ARTWORK IN YOUR HOME.

Brett Mickan

Brett Mickan Interior Design, Sydney

Suzanne Gorman

Suzanne Gorman

Kathryn Robson

Sylvia Ditchburn, Tropical Garden with Crab Claw. Acrylic on canvas, 61 x 45cm.

Sylvia Ditchburn, Tropical Garden with Crab Claw. Acrylic on canvas, 61 x 45cm.

BRETT MICKAN

Brett Mickan Interior Design, Sydney

Just like tropical plants in nature, the vibrant colour of this work bursts off the canvas. To balance this bold painting I would hang it in a room with white walls and complement the strength of colour with furniture pieces. I’d love to see the sumptuous, 70s-inspired Arkley curved sofa from Jardan, upholstered in a taupe colour with acid green cushions. Add a pair of Ruché armchairs from Ligne Roset in cobalt blue quilted velvet and terracotta side tables with lighting in black metal – a bold, contemporary symphony.

SUZANNE GORMAN

Studio Gorman Interior Design, Sydney

Wildly vibrant, this piece is suited to an entry hallway where it will welcome guests with its bold jewel colours. I’d like to see it hung on a wall just barely bigger than the piece itself, without too much white space framing it, so that it is contained and can sing loudly without overwhelming. I see honey-toned patinaed timber floors and walls in charcoal grey with exaggerated brushstrokes visible. Layers of texture and deep tones will complement and contain this confident piece.

KATHRYN ROBSON

Robson Rak Architecture & Interiors, Melbourne

Sylvia Ditchburn’s work Tropical Garden with Crab Claw is a vibrant, colourful painting that would benefit from being in a room with even more colour and texture. I can see this piece on a cafe wall nestled amongst equally dynamic colourful works.

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