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However, Helene was guided in this Chester Square townhouse by
an art piece, which was the initial reason behind the owner deciding
" e owner acquired his first contemporary art piece, featured in
the living room, which started the whole project," says Helene. "Every
other choice of art or furniture was influenced by this painting."
e painting is by first generation abstract expressionist Philip
Guston (1913-1980). While the piece's name is undisclosed, the
cartoon-like features suggests it is from Guston's latter stages of
painting where he converted to a version of representational art.
"It has strong pink and fuchsia colours in it and I had to bring out
these colours as accents in the interior in order to create a red thread
within the room spirit," says Helene.
e drawing room, in which the painting is displayed, also plays
host to the home's pet -- the Bouledogue Francais (French Bulldog)
sculpture by Pradel-Fraysse.
While it could be the home's gallery with paintings and
sculptures creating a fascinating effect, the large room is also used as
CHILL ZONE: The adult setting of
the bar, left, provides a great casual
entertaining area. Below left: The
Philip Guston painting, with its vibrant
colours, that started it all. Right: A
well-lit music room's mood can easily
be changed by drawing the horse-hair
blinds that flank the large windows.
Below: An HBI chair complements an
Italian sideboard from the 70s.
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