Check out this great Exhibit - moving to the American Swedish Institute - showing from April 9 - May 21. "The Heart of Harmony" Symbolism in this - Mixed Media Tile - was inspired by artwork viewed in Florence, Italy.
This nursery is like a breath of fresh air! Perfectly coordinated for the room, furniture, and bedding. Plus, we thought ahead for when she grows, moves into her big-girl bed, and made room for unique additions when she is ready to tell us what she loves.
The nursery comes alive with this trendy - tree mural. We plan for the perfect size, positioning, and color coordination.
I love working with creative thinkers! As I always say-"Everyone is a true Artist...when you follow your passion."
For client Janet Deming, one who has always followed her passion through travel, dance, friends and family, this co-creation project was incredible. Having recently moved to this great A Mill Artist Loft, creating a unique backsplash was a challenging endeavor. She wanted to visually honor the places she loves spending time, her St. Anthony Main neighborhood, and her second love-New Orleans, so we took artistic license to illustrate a whimsical version of streets, buildings and scores of symbols and characters with special hidden meaning to Janet. Even with the abundance of work in the detail, I loved the outcome. The mono-chromatic coloring made the stainless appliances and cabinetry look wonderful. Janet speaks of her experience with this creative process..."Having worked with Sheryl before, I knew what was possible. So, even though I could not envision it, I explained my desires, and we began the process of co-creating. The result was a fantastic piece of art, and one of my favorite conversation pieces among my other treasures."
This year's Showcase home highlighted the best of the best.
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine's 19th Showcase Home is the Anselmo residence in Edina MN. Untapped Resource's contribution was a hand painted floor in the entrance of this "Classic with a Twist".
The design was drawn on the newly sanded and stained floor, and then a deeper stain was handpainted and the entire floor was sealed.
Custom floors are only one phase of Sheryl VanderPol's custom work. Call us with your inspiring ideas...if you can dream it, we can do it! 763-542-1116
ASID Designers: Jennifer Austin-McGrath Fine House Interiors + Design, LLC Angela Parker - Interior Places and Spaces LLC Builder: Bill Worms of BayCliff Homes.
Blast from the Past…
Sharing clips from Vintage Videos in the next few weeks. This is an old "Passport to Design" Show featuring my artwork.
Thanks to Janet Deming - home owner, JoJo Liebler - the host of Passport to Design, and my Peruvian guides - Michel and Jorge Delgado, who introduced me to the beauty of Machu Picchu. -Remembering the fun of this creative decade, (and a younger me:)
If you can Dream it ... We can do it!
New addition to the family + beautiful new baby + New look for the nursery! Our creative new mama wanted a special design in a special color that brings a special look to brighten this special room!
Thanks for letting me co-create with you!
Your Untapped Resource - for custom artwork!
Contact me - firstname.lastname@example.org - 763-542-1116
We can discuss your vision, the specifics of the room (walls, canvas, furniture), and your special colors to coordinate with - walls, bedding, accessories, favorite books or characters. Check other posts and photos for inspiration.
For inspiration, we started with photos taken of homeowner's experiences in Italy
We hand painted and fired the desired design on their choice of commercial tile, then installed between mosaic borders.
The vessel sink was painted and fired to model the back-lit onyx stone counter. A perfect example of "Art imitating Nature"
The room came together perfectly with custom cabinetry, vessel sink, and mural in shower.
A dozen years ago, my artwork was highlighted in the Travel Channel's show "Passport to Design" featuring a facelift of this historic home on Nicollet Island. The home is now up for sale, and the owner says the hardest thing to leave is the custom artwork throughout. So , I decided to reminisce and share the wonderful elements created for this world traveler: