As the year ends, we are reflecting on the busy year we had at Romanoff Elements. A highlight that comes along with working on different projects are the people we have met along the way, and the friends we have made. We’re grateful for both our clients and the many artists we work with. As we start the holiday season, we want to wish you well and have you join us to recap some of our projects and installations from the past year. Our work is about finding the right artworks for our clients, bringing them together with the talent and creativity of RE artists to complete the beautiful spaces in their homes and offices.
There is variety in our projects. We work directly with clients, some come to us with a sense of what they are looking for, others are open to exploring different medium and looks and others we work to create something unique that suits them and their spaces.
1. In this beautifully designed home, our client edited a stellar selection of furnishings. This wall could have been home to any one of a number of fabulous artworks we looked at. The final choice, Driven, is a striking installation piece, of oil and encaustic wax, its textural, interesting and reinforces the artisanal theme of their home.
2. This modern living room was transformed by the two artworks, a combination of the serene abstract seascape Sound Portrait No.1 and the colorful abstract painting, Apres Ski, by Kerri Rosenthal brought a cohesion to the space.
3. This client's goal was to bring a modern touch to her home filled with more traditional furnishings. Never Late, abstract painting by Anne Raymond, with soft layers of color quietly updated the living room
4. Adding Kerri Rosenthal's iconic Drippy Heart added whimsy to the entry, a fun touch for this young family
5. When shopping for art, you never know what may connect a client to a piece. This couple wasn't sure what they wanted for their newly purchased, grand Tudor with many architectural details. As an anniversary gift to themselves, they fell in love with Kit Kittle's colorful Chelsea Bubble. The image is a reflection of a double decker bus, which resonated with memories of photos taken on their wedding day. The large scale photo, mounted in plexi is now prominently hanging in their dining room, framed within the arched doorway.
6. In this client's entry, there is a quiet corner. They both love the outdoors and nature and wanted to bring it in to this space. Photographic artist Nancy Woodward creates delicate images of trees, with a focus on their patterns. The color, image and texture of Winterberry Sphere suited our clients and completed this corner.
7. We worked with our client as she was completing her apt. in Miami, a quiet respite with stunning ocean views. She was looking to maintain a serene tone in the neutral space as well as have artworks that resonated to her. We worked together with artist Kerri Rosenthal to create a layered painting that reflected her love of life. The painting, Driven by Life, is personal and accomplished this
8. As a contrast, Aztec, by Shelli Breidenbach, boldly hangs on the opposite wall, and is a reminder of the owner's love of nature and travels.
9. We have participated in several house tours and events through the past year, a fun way to meet new people and bring art to new spaces. Working with Sam Allen Interiors, and the beautiful interiors he designed for this home, we were happy to provide art to complete the spaces. We especially loved the installation of Shelli Breidenbach's large-scale horses presiding over the game room.
and Michael Anderson's Feather Series lining a long upstairs hallway
10. A commercial installation we did this past year was in a newly renovated finance company's offices on Park Avenue. This was a collaboration, where we worked closely with the firm, and a variety of artists, to provide a series of artworks throughout their offices that reflect their business, compliment the space but do not distract from business at hand. The entry welcomes visitors with the striking NYC triptych, Times Square by John Duckworth
11. By contrast, First Light No. 1, the abstract seascape by Stefan Radtke, in the conference room, while colorful, is a more minimal image.
12. On a more personal scale, we worked closely with clients and artist Andrea Bonfils to create an artwork to reflect their family. This layered encaustic wax piece depicts them and their four children, it now hangs prominently in the entry to their home.
13. Glass artist Rob Wynne creates words and phrases in mirrored liquid glass. Our clients were looking for something different for the barn wood walls in their study, upon showing them Wynne's various works, we discovered their shared love of language. After visiting and meeting with the artist, they both agreed that INTUITION was just the piece to complete the room.
14. And the last one that I'll share to end the year is a colorful red painting, part of the Heartbeat Series by Claudia Mengel. Red, a strong color, is festive, happy, it makes me think of the holidays as well as being a classic reference to love. The artist painted this series, layered with her expert use of color, while dating her soon-to-be husband, and when talking about the series, she spoke of passion and their new relationship. While shopping for paintings with my clients, also (fairly) newly-married, they enjoyed the process together. Heartbeat ll was not what they expected to buy...they saw it in the artists' studio, and loved it. It is happily sitting over the mantel in their living room.
The photos I shared are part of what made 2015 a challenging and rewarding year at Romanoff Elements. We strive to bring various elements together, connecting our clients with the creative work of our RE artists. We are grateful for the many friends we made this year while working on these projects, and look forward to more in 2016.
Sending warm holiday wishes and hope for a peaceful, healthy year for all.