Our Front Foyer Art: The Three Silhouettes

 The Three Silhouettes in our Front Foyer
 

The Three Silhouettes in our Front Foyer

 

Our front foyer gets such pretty light, so I often post a quick Instagram as I’m walking through.

Whenever I do, I always get questions about our silhouette artwork. These three pieces are easily my favorite “things” in the house. So, today I thought I’d share a little more about these pieces.

The silhouettes are the work of New York City artist, Carter Kustera.

I still remember the very first time I saw Carter’s silhouette artwork. It was on the dressing room walls of the co-op of Barneys New York. 

This was back in 2008. I’d been looking for something to place on the walls of our front entry stairs for years.

As soon as I saw the bold modern colors mixed with the traditional silhouette idea I was sold.

I later was able to find Carter’s work for sale over at  Jonathan Adler.

 

Putting a plan into action.

It took no time at all for me to contact Carter and get the ball rolling on this order. The next step was to pick out paint colors for the pieces. Any Benjamin Moore color will work for this.

These three pretty little Kate Spade books (these) were sitting on my front foyer table. The photo below by Nicole Cohen shows these very books.

These three books were a gift from one of my closest friends and I love how they look in our mostly neutral foyer.

So I took the books with me to the paint store. The three Benjamin Moore colors I chose were the ones that matched the book jackets best.

Lastly, once I had the colors sorted out, I took three silhouette photos of my kids. Then, I emailed them along with the paint names (and cute little sayings we wanted on each) to Carter.

And that’s the whole story of the three silhouettes.

In conclusion, I don’t think your art needs to match your decor. However, in this case it’s fun to have the little pops of color in the foyer match up in a subtle manner.

The best part for me is the timeless appeal of my three children captured in this fun way.

In addition, even though these images are from seven years ago, all three kids still look exactly the same to me. And, probably always will.

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Beautiful Sue…..love the fun, modern touch and burst of color they add…love it!

    Published on 11.19.15 · Reply
  2. I love these! What a smart and sweet way to show your kids! And I love the color in the neutral space, it really pops!

    Sheila
    http://www.maisondecinq.blogspot.com

    Published on 11.23.15 · Reply
  3. Kerry N. wrote:

    I am absolutely in love with these! A few questions: What size are they, with the mat and frame? What kind of frame do you have them in?
    Thank you!

    Published on 5.22.18 · Reply