Style

Stop & stare

Taking a salon-style approach to arranging artwork can inject some serious personality into a space. Interior designer Alex Fulton shows how to make odd sizes and mismatched shapes go down a treat.

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CUTTING-EDGE LEDGE
Clockwise from top left: Ikea Mosslanda picture ledges, $29 each, akia.co.nz. Little Bay photographic print by Jenna Smith, $550, endemicworld.com. Borrowed Earth ceramic rainbow, $35, afdstore.co.nz. Hay Kaleido tray, $54, simonjamesdesign.com. Follow the Sun  painting by Annie Sandano, $1200, seedgallery.co.nz. Vintage Beswick ceramic ducks; Clarry Neame painting, stylist’s own. I Can See Clearly Now painting by Sarah Williams, $2000, seedgallery.co.nz. Kartell Foliage chair, $2890, backhousenz.com. You’re Welcome cushion (black and white), $120, afdstore.co.nz. Marimekko Pieni Unikko cushion, $56.95, boltofcloth.com. Line floor lamp, $1325, douglasandbec.com. Paint-by-numbers deer print, $215, fatherrabbit.com. Kip & Co bag, $495, afdstore.co.nz. Vikto brogues, $395, karenwalker.com. Armadillo & Co Sierra Weave rug, $870, theivyhouse.co.nz. Muuto Around tables, large $1275; small $799, bauhaus.co.nz. General Eclectic canister, $27, afdstore.co.nz. Hay Kaleido tray, $25, simonjamesdesign.com. Vintage German vase, stylist’s own. Normann Copenhagen candleholders, from $55 each; The Man upcycled painting by Alex Fulton, POA, afdstore.co.nz. Opposite Areaware Diamond box, $49, afdstore.co.nz. Remaining credits, see below.

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TURNING A CORNER
Far left: Vintage German pottery, stylist’s own. Mattiazzi Osso chair, $1312; Resident Parison pendant lamp, $1280, simonjamesdesign.com. Mr Kitty Shopper bag, $715, deadlyponies.com. Left wall, from top: Wrong Geometry 03 print by Wrong Studio, $179, fatherrabbit.com. Clarry Neame painting, stylist’s own. Boy print by Laura O’Connor, $189, endemicworld.com. Right wall from top, left to right: Rifle Paper Co. x Garance Dore XO print, $199, fatherrabbit.com. Mum artwork by Violet Fulton; vintage Beswick ceramic duck, stylist’s own. Green Bear embroidery by Mark Rayner, $250, seedgallery.co.nz. Repetition photographic print by Jenna Smith, $259, endemicworld.com. The Man upcycled painting by Alex Fulton, POA,  afdstore.co.nz. Suzani White Mini Porthole tile by Jai Vasicek, $85, smallacorns.co.nz.

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LITTLE & LARGE
From left: Lugano sideboard, $4799, boconcept.co.nz. Mr Mini Stitcher bag, $445, deadlyponies.com. General Eclectic mug, $16, afdstore.co.nz. Vintage German pottery, stylist’s own. Hay Kaleido trays, large $54; small $25, simonjamesdesign.com. Fran Maguire pottery (black and white), POA, franmaguire.co.nz. Cloudy tealight holder (grey), $14, boconcept.co.nz. General Eclectic canister (apricot), $17, afdstore.co.nz. On wall from left: Sakura’s Sakura photographic print by Tim Lambourne, $1800, timlambourne.com. People Change 1 and People Change 2 screenprints by Kate Banazi, $425 each, seedgallery.co.nz. Green Bear embroidery by Mark Rayner, $250, seedgallery.co.nz. Cheese Before Bedtime embroidery, $40, breadandbutterletter.co.nz. Wrong Geometry 03 print by Wrong Studio, $179, fatherrabbit.com. Clarry Neame painting, stylist’s own. Boy print by Laura O’Connor, $189, endemicworld.com. Walls throughout in Dulux Punga Cove and Dulux Vivid White, dulux.co.nz.

Styling  Alex Fulton 
Photography  Melanie Jenkins