Broad Street Design Studio offers art curation expertise with spatial design sensibility. Art curation begins with a conversation regarding your relationship and history as an art collector. I have experience with contextual research, sourcing and commissioning art of all media within the United States and abroad. I acquire art from emerging artist as well as more significant investment pieces on behalf of my clients from artists, galleries, showrooms, art events and from auction. In tandem, rare antiques and vintage collectibles are often a source of personal relevance and emotional fulfillment for the invested client. Art project management, design presentation & installation are services which ensure a happy ever after, design outcome.
This residence is a fabulous example of incorporating new and old materials, present and past craft, modern and classic furniture. The antique desk and art were sourced via galleries, artist studio visits, art fairs, online sourcing and at live auction. Grand French Louis XV Style Partners Desk c.1850’s in walnut with marquetry placed in a downstairs office. The dimensions are 69.5″ x 48.5″, perfect for providing space to help children with homework while mom accomplishes tasks as well. The commissioned pair of abstract works are from artist, Cheryl Mackey Smith. The size of the art was dictated by the art niche in the new renovated two story living room. The hand formed, bisque fired porcelain pieces are left matte and assembled by hand and tied with primarily silver wire, some with decorative bead and all placed in grid layout on board. The painting featuring the humble cowboy was acquired at auction.The design process introduced a love of collecting and curating art which resonates with the clients then and in the future.