Here in Germany, most people leave their Christmas decorations up at least through Epiphany, or Three Kings’ Day, so I didn’t take most of our Christmas decorations down until last week. Since we have several months of winter still ahead of us, I left up some of the greenery and winter decor since it didn’t feel quite right to roll straight into spring decor.
I also have a beautiful new piece of artwork to show you that’s in our hallway, and there’s a really interesting story behind it because the artist is one of our neighbors!
Isn’t it just gorgeous?!
It’s a large oil canvas (about 1400 x 1000 cm) titled “Les fleurs” and the colors are so vibrant. The flowers are Gladiolen im Regen (gladiolus in rain). This wall was too empty before and this piece is perfect for the space. We’ll add an overhead light for it at some point, but I didn’t want to wait for that to show it off.
I’ve been looking for a vintage chandelier for this space, so hopefully that will be the next update that I share.
Back to the oil painting: the artist is Sibylle Rassfeld and she lives in the flat below ours. She’s absolutely lovely and doesn’t complain when we stomp around over her head at all hours!
A month or two ago, she kindly invited me down for a private showing of some of her pieces, with champagne, of course. Right now most art galleries are closed due to Covid so she has quite a few of her pieces in our building. I loved this one because of the colors and the texture–take a look up close as she mixed sand with the paint:
I also selected another piece for the dining room that I’ll share in a separate post, but this one is definitely my favorite. It’s a little gray and dreary outside right now and so the bright spring colors of the oils are very welcome.
I linked to Sibylle’s email address above (or just click HERE if you’re in the market for beautiful original art); she also accepts commissions and ships worldwide.
Here are a few more photos of my winter-to-spring decor:
I found two new runners to help protect our beautiful hardwood floors; the price was amazing and I’m so pleased with them.
The big gold frames are from the thrift shop where I used to volunteer; they were $1 apiece and then I just printed photos from one of our family photo shoots. They’re a great way to cover a large wall.
I hope you enjoyed the mini-tour of the hallway. Amy will be back later this week with a new post.
Thanks for stopping by!