When it comes to interiors, there is nothing better than thoughtful design highlighting beautiful art and the Museums of Old York Show House this summer provided a fine example. The living room below by Boston interior designer Frank Hodge features an ethereal landscape painting by Seattle-area artist Victoria Adams. You may remember my posts about the work of both Frank Hodge and Victoria Adams (click for links to post).
I discovered Victoria's art in Veranda magazine. John Saladino had included one of her paintings in a show house room he designed at Soho Mews. A few google searches later and I got up my nerve to email Victoria and ask her about the painting. An email later, I connected with Frank who also admired Victoria's paintings. The rest, as they say, is history. Or a living room. Victoria created the painting above the fireplace especially for Frank's room and I was delighted to see both this summer at the show house in York, Maine, thanks to Frank's very kind invitation.
The afternoon would have passed quite nicely for me, sitting on the sofa and lingering over the details in the room, but you know show house rules. No sitting on the furniture and best to keep moving so all visitors can admire the space.
The room was so stunning, I walked through it three times. Frank included more art and details like flowers and unique accessories, but nothing was cluttered or overdone. The room perfectly enhanced the painting and the painting perfectly enhanced the room. Traditional Home Magazine will include the room in an upcoming issue, about a year from now. Fortunately, we don't have to wait that long to see some photos.
All photos courtesy of F.D. Hodge Interiors