For our fourth and final in the series of #FlightsofImagination with Michelle Ogundehin, the interiors expert and author has carefully selected artworks from our first ever online Summer Exhibition and is making a case for the emotive elements of art. In preparation for climbing temps, check out her heat-wave ready hits. Each epitomising summer, from bright blooms to sitting on a sunny beach. They have seriously inspired us to follow suit. Who’s with us?
MO: “Art truly is the gift that keeps on giving. Treat yourself, your home, and therefore your life as you feel an emotional boost every time your eyes meet. Relish the joy. The rush. The love!
For a purchaser’s relationship with a piece of art is not the usual quick flush of exhilaration followed by a steady downward slope of acclimatisation. With this, the shiny and new rapidly becomes the taken-for-granted and quotidian.
Instead, with art, the new grows in stature. It takes on new dimensions, and we see more in it than at first anticipated. It surprises us. We fall deeper in love. Sometimes we move a piece to a new location, giving it an entirely fresh context. With a different backdrop, changed light, altered neighbours, it is as if it was born anew. And so, with it, are we.”Michelle Ogundehin
Let Michelle’s finest inspire your new summer style and if you haven’t glimpsed her other recommendations yet, now’s your moment, check our her #FlightsofImagination parts one, two and three.
Don’t miss our online Summer Exhibition – on now until 9 August 2021. Expect international artists, sunshine vibes, and affordable art galore – get shopping because they’ll sell out soon!
Michelle Ogundehin, internationally renowned as a thought-leader on interiors, trends, style and wellbeing is the author of Happy Inside: How to Harness the Power of Home for Health and Happiness, a game-changing guide to living well.
Main image: Crop of Patrick Lajoie, Long Weekend SQ, photography, edition of 15, £1,590, Lustre Contemporary.
Michelle Ogundehin, courtesy of Emma Webster.