No longer an outlet for angry teenagers to voice their beef, street art is one of the coolest and instagrammable art forms out there and its influence on the interiors scene is so loud it deserves an ASBO.
Graffiti inspired home furnishings dominated at Decorex International, with luxe home furnishings brands resplendently rebellious in their paint splattered prints and powerful papers. Here's 3 ways I'm looking to work more street into my semi.
1) Make a splash
At Blackpop, it wasn't a stinking bad mood, but an obsession with artist Jackson Pollock that inspired designer Maxine Hall's latest range of edgy wallpapers and sumptuous velvets. Pair the two together and your room turns into one big, bad-ass work of art.
For a more colourful take on the trend I fancy the gorgeous Blue Note design for a feature chair and will add playful lighting or some cute neon - 'cos I'm girly like that.
Blackpop's designs are now available at Curiousa & Curiousa. Visit their store on Amwell Street in Islington for more inspiration on luxuriously eclectic living, including bespoke lighting and furnishings.
Scottish art-meets-homefurnishings brand Timorous Beasties has been crawling all over the street art vibe for some time now and its trademark statement wallpanels have all the hallmarks of a boss boutique hotel.
The luxe home furnishings brand also does paint splattered masterpieces as wall panels, wallpapers and seriously sexy velvets.
2) Get less cushty with the cushions
If you want to start with more of a scribble than a full on wall of art, head to Society 6 for the coolest range of cushions, pillows and framed prints at bargain prices. I'm looking to use some spray painted prints like the one below to brighten up my sons' room.
3) Buy Actual Art
For me, having a fabulous piece of abstract art in your home, is the equivalent of adding a studded leather jacket to a vintage tea dress. It takes away all the twee.
I can't say enough good things about London artist Rowan Newton, whose work has transformed my home and for whom I have a special savings pot where I'm excitedly collecting all my £2 pieces ready for my next purchase.
For more urban art originals and prints to suit a variety of budgets, visit new online urban art seller www.graffitistreet.com
So what's your thoughts on street art? Drop me a line in the comments section, I would love to hear from you.
Also this week, I'll be looking at the new graphic prints that are big news for next season and filling you in on my delve into the design archives at Denby Pottery.
Happy new week all,