Trend Watch: Artist

Palette Sketch range, from £12 for a cup and saucer, Anthropologie

It’s often the way that, after extensively researching a trend for a shoot or shopping page, as soon as it’s wrapped you see examples of that look everywhere you turn and begin to find it takes over your life. No bad thing, though it does make you wish someone would invent a time machine specifically for stylists wishing to go back three weeks and pop that perfect accessory into a now-already-published feature.

Having just finished working on a shoot for a *certain* online magazine (to be revealed next month) and having just been commissioned by a *certain* paint company to undertake a rather exciting online project (to be revealed this week!) one key trends for Spring/Summer 13 stands out to me in particular at the moment, having cropped up in both: The Artist. A mixture of painterly, artisan brushstrokes and witty plays on the paint drip, this look fits with the nation’s current yearning for the humble, crafted touch, yet bright colour pops stop it all feeling too worthy. Behold:

Artist Blogpost Visuals by Joanna Thornhill for Stylist's Own 2

1. Blue Dip-dye wall mural, from £79 for 125x227cm panel, Digitex Home Lifestyle. 2. Hjartar Tre cotton cushion, £65, Kristjanas Williams. 3. Anemone print, £65, Bluebellgray. 4. Painted Amaryllis measuring cups, £32, Anthropologie. 5. Cataclysmic Pink paperweight, £14.95, Damien Hirst at Other Criteria. 6. Spindle bowls, £35 each, Sapetra.

Artist Blogpost Visuals by Joanna Thornhill for Stylist's Own 1


7. Paint Drip wall hooks by Artful Kids, £59, Not on the High Street. 8. Almedahls Picknick Lok cutting board, £24.95, Illustrated Living. 9. Marine fish patterned platter, £20, Habitat. 10. Large Paint Pot Storage Jar £24, medium £12, Laura Ashley. 11. Pencil Tidy fruit bowl, £45, Loglike. 12. Mell Patterned cotton dhurrie 120x180cm, £40, Habitat.

So don your jauntily-angled beret and painter’s smock and get creating (or, errr, just get out your credit card and go web-surfing…)

{Images: All taken from the websites credited above. Main top image features the Palette Sketch range, from £12 for a cup and saucer, Anthropologie. This post was created in collaboration with Most Wanted magazine, and will also feature there as part of their High Street Hunter project}


About Joanna Thornhill

Freelance Interior Stylist, Author, Writer and Crafter working for a range of magazine titles and commercial clients. Author of Home for Now (CICO Books 2014)

2 responses to “Trend Watch: Artist”

  1. Anna says :

    Love the Picknick Lok cutting board – the V&A has the 1956 version (original?) with the same motifs – still looks fresh today!

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