I can hardly believe we are in the final months of the decade (yes, I just went there)! and to end the week nicely, I'd like to share another very exciting collaboration with you all! This season I've collaborated with MADE who are now producing two of my figurative artworks, Female Form No. 1 and Her. Combining blush pink, painterly brush strokes and abstract lines, these pieces would work well in any bedroom. Both pieces are A2 in size (42 x 59.4cm) and come already framed in a contemporary, slimline oak frame.
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Pictured: Her artwork by Melissa Selmin for MADE
For MADE's Autumn/Winter 2019 range, Female Form No. 1 and Her were selected to be part of The Artist collection. MADE’s focus was on creating cosy spaces for staying in. The collection’s casual, industrial styling puts emphasis on personal expression, with fluid illustrations and craft-inspired references. Line art is also translated onto other objects and textiles, using expert techniques, natural materials and textures. Together, they bring warmth to the home, aided by indoor plants and an earthy colour palette creating the perfect space for relaxation.
Pictured: Female Form No. 1 artwork by Melissa Selmin for MADE
MADE’s Design Director Ruth Wasserman said, “As the evenings of Autumn approach, we create a relaxed cocooning space for staying in and wrapping up called The Artist. This collection has a focus on personal expression, life balance and wellness. Loose illustrations and the artists’ craft are included in textured ceramics, hand made pattern and natural materials.
We’ve integrated loose hand drawn micro-pattern mixes with figurative line art. Our textiles team took a trip to a life drawing session to general ideas and imagery that we’ve used in this collection across ceramics, textiles and even some cheeky bathmats. This collection celebrates the imperfection in the natural with loose hand created pattern and pieces combining with indoor planting, and natural materials. Natural materials bring warmth in upholstered pieces and contrast with metallics and stone this winter.”
Pictured: Female Form No. 1 frame detail
Not only did I want to share my recent collaboration with MADE but I also wanted to offer some bedroom inspiration. You'll often find me saving all sorts on my Pinterest boards, so I've put together two bedroom looks which compliment my artworks and might inspire you for your next renovation project.
The first bedroom is a light and airy, elegant and minimalist look and the second bedroom has a warmer, modern rustic feel. For more product details, click the links below my collages - I've included a selection pieces from MADE and other home decor stores that you can style together with my artworks for a cosy space to relax in. Now, the question is, which look do you prefer? I can't decide!
Look One | A Light & Minimalist Bedroom
The first look comes from Marja Wickman who I follow on Instagram. The room has a feminine air to it but not overly so. The walls are white making the space feel light and airy yet the space feels calm and inviting through texture and neutral tones.
Get the look: 1. IKEA linen curtains, 2. Arne Jacobsen white wall light, 3. H&M washed linen cushion cover, 4. MADE Essentials Besley kingsize bed, 5. MADE x Melissa Selmin framed art, 6. Cooee white collar vase, 7. MADE Kameko round side table, 8. H&M washed linen dressing gown
Look Two | A Warm & Modern Rustic Bedroom
This second look comes from one of my favourite blogs, My Scandinavian Home. What I personally like about this room is the harmonious color palette - From the warmth of wood and brown accessories, to the blush color on the wall which really brings this whole room together. The space is contemporary yet the accents have a rustic, handmade feel - a wonderful juxtaposition. Could we even label it 'Japandi' style..? Needless to say, I adore the play on texture. It's beautifully balanced with a feminine touch and the velvet cushions make for a quick and affordable update for the colder months ahead.
Get the look: 1. MADE Java light shade, 2. Nordal natural rattan room divider, 3. MADE Essentials Kano double platform bed, 4. MADE Essentials Brisa linen duvet cover & two pillowcases in slate, 5. MADE x Melissa Selmin framed art, 6.MADE Ogilvy task floor lamp in matt black and antique brass, 7. Zara Home wooden stool, 8. H&M velvet cushion covers in dark beige and dark brown.
Female Form No. 1 and Her framed artworks are currently available online at made.com. I'd love to see how you style yours. Tag me @melissaselmin on instagram!
Photographs 1 and 3 styled by Melissa Selmin. Photographs 2, 4 and 5 courtesy of MADE. *Please note photographs have been slightly color adjusted for this post. Images 6 and 7 created by Melissa Selmin.