Ready to get all warm and cosy? Take a cue from the changing leaves – from green to all kinds of reds, orange and yellows. As the temperatures fall with the leaves, it’s time to cosy up your homes to welcome the romance of Autumn.
Warm Things Up
Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter, but it is no less colourful and even more cosy! Don’t get caught out in the cold and use colourful throws to bring in the earthy, warm tones and snuggle up when the temperatures drop. You can also use candles of your favourite scents to amp things up! Even better, create an inviting atmosphere with a statement artwork, drawing viewers in to bask in the earthiness of mother nature.
Paresh Nrshinga creates abstract works that focuses on colour and form that are unique in their ability to be at once bold and bursting with energy whilst also retaining an overall delicate nature. His paintings would look fantastic in a contemporary, modern environment. His art is captivating and unique, dramatic and mesmerising.
Boost a rustic, woodsy charm
Unlike Summer that is filled with bold, intense colours, Autumn is all about minding the little details. Use seasonal plants like camellias, carnations and daisies to create a rustic centerpiece for your dining table. Another way is to incorporate softer, gentler watercolour artworks into your home that complement warmer tones.
Having graduated from Korea National University of Cultural Heritage, specialising in Traditional Korean Painting, choin.Im’s works expresses humble strength in everyday humans. Such strength can be found in the resilience of everyday humans struggling to make ends meet, the silent power of a tiny blade of grass caught in between asphalt structures, and in the weary, but watchful, stray cat slipping into the night for food and shelter. We are constantly being flooded with the ‘new’ and the ‘provocative’ in our society. choin.Im pays tribute to these small and mighty beings. They are often neglected, but in truth, they sustain our entire city. They are the ultimate survivors. She explores these ideas through traditional Korean painting techniques with rice paper and fabric. Using a traditional Korean method, she dyes it with natural pigments and paints on it, creating beautiful, resilient works on handmade canvas.
Trick or treat
Autumn may also call to mind pumpkins! Used in everything, from food to drinks, even our favourite coffee house has begun to get imaginative with the creation of Pumpkin Spice Latte. Above all, we love decorating our houses with creepy Jack-o-Lanterns. If you are more interested in keeping Halloween decorations in the outdoors, use hints of orange to carry through the joy of halloween in the house.
Leo Liu Xuanqi
Leo Liu Xuanqi (1977) is a Chinese contemporary artist currently residing in Singapore. His work is an ongoing reflection of personal identity embedded within popular culture. In his “Cloud” series, Leo plays with the idea of permanence and the temporal, and explores the tension that arises at the crossroads of rapid globalization.