Maggie O’Neill is an artist based in the US in Washington D.C. and her paintings are pretty wild. She just did a feature on kids’ rooms on her website/blog and used one of my pictures of mykids’ room with the birdhouses/tree mural.In turn I had a look at her site and she’s got some interesting stuff. Colourful, vibrant, with a painterly technique that I love, some of her landscapes are like a modern day mash up of Pissaro, Seurat and Monet. If the Impressionists and the Expressionists got together, you’d get something close to Maggie’s paintings.
But what I really love – from an interiors point of view especially – is the work she did in Marrakesh for the boutique hotel, Peacock Pavilions. She and a team of decorative painters flew there for a week to add some magic to the walls, ceilings, and other surfaces of the hotel.
The results are truly spectacular. Between the beautiful painting and the very stylish and eclectic interior design I think it’s pretty incredible. I love that each room is different, yet they all work together. Not your typical hotel. To quote Liz Lemon: “I want to go to there”.