In celebration of the Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition, we decided to style a room around an animal portrait by Paul Coghlin, taken on one of his travels.
We chose this image for its charming intimacy, sharp detail and pleasing symmetry. As such we wanted to keep the room palette soft and neutral; nothing too aggressive that would overpower the image. Travel photography in the home is often positive and evocative, giving us either nostalgia or wanderlust. We wanted to reflect this sense of comfort while also bringing a touch of exotic - just enough to reflect the non-native nature of the image without descending into caricature. Because of this we imagined this artwork accompanying a casual living area, with a comfy chair and artisanal touches to the designs that ensure the space has character and sophistication.
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