Monday, March 9, 2009

Suzanne Kasler's Art Collection for Soicher Marin

I was so excited to see one of my favorite blogs--http://habituallychic.blogspot.com/2009/03/art-in-design.html--feature the work of one of my favorite designers--Suzanne Kasler--on one of my favorite topics--art! I think part of Suzanne's appeal is that her work seems accessible and we can relate to it. I can see myself living in her spaces and I can see components of her work working in my home.

Ed Marin and I were so delighted to work with Suzanne to develop a line of art that reflects her unique sensibility that blends classic and modern, color and texture, old and new, and so much more. Her Soicher Marin collection debuted at the High Point spring 2008 market. We're working on her collection for this spring, so I thought I'd share some of her pieces of her existing collection. Of course, you can view the whole Suzanne Kasler for Soicher Marin collection at http://www.soicher-marin.com/.

Suzanne came to us with a pair of antique horse bit prints. Though she had never framed them herself, she loved the equestrian theme, the bold pattern and French blue in the prints. We interpreted the prints into a collection of 14 pieces that add a pedigree to any space. Suzanne used the collection as the inspiration for her Design on a Dime space featured in Real Simple magazine, shown above.

Being the Francophile she is, of course we had to include Suzanne's version of the antique map of Paris! It looks like something you could bring back from le marché aux puces de St-Ouen, the fabulous Paris Flea Market!
Suzanne collects miniature rooms and paintings, so naturally these gorgeous French interpretations are part of the collection.
Among my favorites are renderings of her work, which may be the only way I can have a Suzanne Kasler room in my house!
We collaborated to create these amazing shell-surrounded bits of coral. We mounted them on antique parchment and put them with either a blue or a rust matte.
Here you can see where Suzanne used the blue matte in her Hickory Chair showroom for the launch of her furniture collection (image courtesy of Hickory Chair). These framed batik prints were used in Suzanne's beach house on the Gulf of Mexico. Her beach house, called Casa Blanca, was completely white, allowing the art to take center stage.


As I've mentioned before, I am a sucker for a little bird. These darling song bird prints are so classically European!
Suzanne is just one of four design superstars who has designed a collection for us. Mariette Himes Gomez, Barclay Butera, and Jamie Drake have equally as stunning collections. Check out http://www.soicher-marin.com/ and watch for details about the rest of our spring collection launching next month in High Point, North Carolina.

To order any of these prints, please call Soicher Marin at 310 679 5000 or sales@soicher-marin.com.

6 comments:

  1. I believe art is the language of the walls.

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  2. I truly don't know how Suzanne does it all. She is a top interior designer, furniture designer, fabric designer, author, and she also designs art? What a beautiful collection you feature here.

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  3. Great post! I really love the collection above the white sofa in the Casa Blanca house. Such vibrant color in those prints -- you can tell this is a happy room!

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  4. Such a lovely and artistic collections! I like it. I agree with Meade Design Group's comment. I would like also to suggest for your photo print designs, you can use EPSON Ultra Premium Luster Photo Paper for better longevity of the image. thank you.

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