Intrepid No. 1 Hangin' with Ozzie + Harriet

Intrepid No. 1 Hangin' with Ozzie + Harriet

Meridith Baer Home, a premier home staging company featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, Bravo, and The Discovery Channel. Published in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Entrepreneur, Forbes, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. We met Meridith and her team at a market in 2015, having no idea the incredible install shots and projects that would emerge. "Intrepid No. 1" is shown hanging out in the former home of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson. The same home was used in the movie "Entourage". Read the full article in Elle Decor

 

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Celebrity I.O.U. Jeremy Renner

Celebrity I.O.U. Jeremy Renner

The Jeremy Renner episode featured several Benson-Cobb works throughout the project.  The dark ebony frame was chosen for most of the pieces in the main living spaces. Torrent is framed in our gilt float frame, giving the bedroom a bold focal point. 

 

 
Shelter on canvas framed in ebony (artwork is rotated)
Torrent on canvas framed in gilt
Balance Textile on canvas framed in ebony (left)  | Torn in floated paper framed in ebony (right)
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Celebrity I.O.U Michael Bublé Install

Celebrity I.O.U Michael Bublé Install

The Michael Bublé episode aired May 4th featuring two new releases, Sublime and In Pieces. Both canvases are framed in ebony. 

 

 Sublime hangs over the sofa in a smokey gray palette. Although a very subtle painting, it adds  a level of sophisticated drama to the space. 
In Pieces hangs in the entry. The unique piece has a more graphic style in a black and white palette. The ebony frame adds a pop to the artwork . In Pieces was released in 2019 and is also available through Neiman Marcus as a reproduction or as a signed Mixed Media. 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrity I.O.U. Viola Davis

Celebrity I.O.U. Viola Davis

The Viola Davis episode aired Monday HGTV April 27th 8pm CST - the install features Ocean's Reflected in Blush and Promontory in a custom diptych. 

 

 
Ocean's Reflected in Blush - hints of blush tones were added for the limited edition set
Promontory 36x48" diptych canvas framed in ebony
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Margo + Me

Margo + Me

Many times I am oblivious to media. Case in point...this most awesome installation of Driven Textile No. 1 in an acrylic frame, just casually hanging out in the New York apartment of Jenny and Freddy...the creative couple behind the fashion blog Margo + Me. As if I know them, right?  

Read the full article by Williams-Sonoma Home.   

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Final Install

Final Install

We pulled an all nighter, but so worth experiencing the final installation. Stop by Energy Square to see the installs in person if your in our neck of the woods! Energy Square will be hosting a series of media events + reveal celebrations October 30th. 

Adrift No. 2 hangs in the lobby of Building 1. Sanctioned No. 2 in a 8'x4.5' mixed media canvas hangs in the same general area. 

Watch the short video for a glimpse into the entire process. 

 

 

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Adrift No. 2 Mixed Media + Energy Square

We have had the pleasure of working on a local project this past month that really stretched my mixed media concept...literally.... Adrift No. 2 will be installed in a large scale mixed media canvas spanning 12'x15'. Mixed media canvas basically gives the client and myself a template of the final painting. This is a record size for not only Adrift No. 2 but for a mixed media request. The canvas painting is divided into six 48x90" canvases,  then joined together tightly to appear as one large installation. This really helped to make it manageable to not only get through doors and install, but for me to add the additional paint in the studio. I am really excited about working in our own back yard and even more excited to see this project completed. 

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Glimpse + Too Faced | Install by Design Works

Glimpse + Too Faced | Install by Design Works

Modern Luxury | July/ August 2019
Glimpse install shot via Modern Luxury's interview with Too Faced founders. The mixed media canvas is shown in a custom size with a white float frame, adding a slight shadow around the canvas. Interior design project by Design Works. 

 

 

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Project Property Brothers + Benson-Cobb

Project Property Brothers + Benson-Cobb

We get to do some incredible projects, usually only seeing the final results on social media install shots. It is quite humbling to work with such talented designers... With that, we also get to do some crazy projects...case in point: Property Brothers Buying + Selling. 

When "The Boys" first came to us we were like "huh"? Keep in mind this was quite a few years ago, so although a little shocking at the time, they did not have the Hollywood status they have now. We realized back then it is a game of sourcing for the show and I think most companies tend to reluctantly lend product…well, give product...you never see it again. You may get a little shout out here and there on social media and on the HGTV website but It costs companies time and money for little in return. We looked at it a little differently... It was/ is almost a much needed work out intended to stretch our muscles both creatively and manufacturing wise.

The deadlines are brutal... "hey, can you ship all custom pieces for this episode install in like 5 days?" is usually how they roll.  I have found it to be a challenge, meaning I am an over achiever...meaning we play the game to win. I create, we build, we ship....and bam, we hit the install date! I do believe it scratches a competitive itch.

The funniest part is the look on my team's faces when we get an episode request. The irony, I don't think I have caught one show until a few nights ago. I realize there is this "thing" called On Demand...you can actually watch anything ...anytime. I discovered it last night and watched my first episode. Season 7 episode 17, bless this poor guy's heart for getting rid of those bookcases...

 

Haze No. I + Haze No. II on canvas in our sterling float frames. 

 

Custom Balance Textile canvases in ebony float frames.

Benson-Cobb + Property Brothers install

The lovely Victoria Tonelli (who we love working with) in a PB sandwich flanked by Echo in a hand-torn paper (right) and Balance Textiles on canvas (left). 

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Steph Curry by way of Williams-Sonoma Home

Steph Curry by way of Williams-Sonoma Home

Williams-Sonoma Home first sampled my works back in 2014. I struggled quite a bit with the notion of selling to the large retailers. I have gone with my gut in most of my decisions...sometimes this works out, sometimes it doesn't. This particular decision has turned out to be one of my better choices. I think the knee jerk reaction of most people is "how could I not sell to them"? I look at my artwork as both an artist and as a business.

As an artist, you are always walking on the proverbial eggshells of protecting the value of your work. You have to consider the long haul and how to have longevity. Selling to large companies and to the masses can be the kiss of death to an artist in the traditional art world...well, luckily...I never was in the traditional art world, so I had that going for me.

As an "artist in business"  my gut told me "hey,  I love Williams-Sonoma and...I shop there!" Being buyer friendly can go a long way. I think selling in the traditional art world can exclude buyers and artists in a way that is quite intimidating. 

On that note...Steph Curry's home was featured by Williams-Sonoma Home in print and social media. Better Homes & Garden also featured the home with several pieces lurking in the background. I am sure I am going to hear about this next comment... so feel my hesitation for blogging, sorry in advance...I had no idea who Steph Curry was at the time. Did I mention I am an artist and a workaholic who does not follow sports? 

Williams-Sonoma Home currently carries a selection of canvas as well as matted prints. 

Photography: Williams-Sonoma Home 

 

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Tyra Banks by Meridith Baer Home

Tyra Banks by Meridith Baer Home

We had the pleasure of bumping into the very talented Meridith Baer team at one of our High Point markets. We really knew very little about Meridith at the time and had no idea the incredible projects and install shots that would come our way from this brief encounter. Meridith Baer Home is known for luxury home staging and has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, Bravo, and The Discovery Channel.

One of the first install shots to surface was Driven in a super sized 90x54" canvas in the Beverly Hills home of Tyra Banks. The canvas is rotated to give a sense of vertical movement. The home was featured in Architectural Digest in 2015.

 

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Toby Maguire by Meridith Baer Home

Toby Maguire by Meridith Baer Home

The Deep on canvas showcased in Toby Maguire's Brentwood home.

Meridith Baer Home is known for luxury home staging and has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, Bravo, and The Discovery Channel.

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