Inspiring Art of Fauxnuvo
It is a pleasure to introduce the work of super talented artist, Inna Shears of Fauxnuvo Studios. Inna Shears is the creative director behind every Fauxnuvo endeavor. She has an extensive knowledge of painting, sculpture, art history and design which is evident from her diverse body of work. This beautiful mosaic along with everything in the kitchen including the dishes was part of this project.
Inna has a background in architecture and fine arts giving her unique skills in creating the perfect architectural style and artistic expression for your project.
Beaux-Artes became familiar with Fauxnuvo’s impressive work as the result of her attention to detail in specifying our products for otherwise ignored modern intrusions such as, recessed lighting in this magnificent ceiling.
Beaux-Artes’ Florentine trim for recessed lights.
Her work demonstrates what a difference our products can make and is an inspiration for artists to encourage their patrons to do more than just paint these unattractive features.
Inna has agreed to an interview about her design process in working with clients.
Melanie Even though you have an extensive portfolio for clients to see, every project is distinctly custom, please tell my readers how you proceed to develop the solutions for a new project.
Inna It is an evolving process starting from the first meeting. While careful listening at this point is essential; intuition and reading between the lines is invaluable as well. Determining a persons tastes and preferences through observation is more of an art than a science. i also need to “listen” to the scale and flow of the space itself. In every case the preliminary stage is the most important. Through a series of meetings and sketches the final design is teased out and (usually) comes well into focus.
Melanie What advice do you have for prospective clients to prepare for a design consultation?
Inna It’s different with each client, occasionally a client has a very clear idea (especially when the client is an interior designer) while more often the concept can be quite vague. In any case, at the initial meeting, it’s helpful if the client provides a variety of visual references that can help me get a general feel for their tastes and preferences. Pictures from magazines and books, photos from travels, a favorite work of art; anything that can work to catalyze the creative process is welcome at this point.
The more references I have – the easier it is for me to understand my client. In the end, I’m there to create a very special personal space, which reflects the person(s) who live in it.
Melanie How do you work with out-town clients?
Inna In many cases a commission can be completed on canvas in the studio and shipped anywhere. Any experienced wallpaper hanger can easily install the artwork. Of course, we provide step-by-step instructions. Still, we always welcome a traveling opportunity, provided it’s financially viable.
Melanie Thank you Inna. You have a very comprehensive skill set along with extraordinary color sense and vision. We are delighted to feature your work.
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