Graffiti is making its way from the streets to ultramodern lofts. Here are some examples of how its bright aesthetic can bring interior design to another level.
Once thought of as a sign of urban decadence, wall writing has evolved into a highly-valued form of artistic expression that not only gives insight into the history and culture of communities, but also greatly inspires popular culture. Although still negatively stereotyped, the gritty aesthetic of graffiti is becoming more and more prevalent in fine art, marketing, fashion, and lately, it has been consistently crossing the barrier between the urban and the domestic. If you’re toying with the thought of domesticating street art yourself, you may find the following 10 examples inspiring.
1. Who would have thought street art could play so well with an austere, modern design. The extravagant, flashy doodles beautifully complement the toned down colors and clean lines of this impressive Broadway penthouse. Source: World of Art Design
2. The old meets the new in this fabulous eclectic design, giving testimony to the universality of artistic expression.
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3. It’s not really surprising that a graffiti artist has a soft spot for graffiti decor. Frederik Lassen Hesseldahl’s Copenhagen apartment is guarded by a larger-than-life black panther.
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4. A flashy mural paired with abundant greenery turns this patio space into an exotic garden.
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5. The combination of brick, concrete and metal accents is a perfect setting for an ostentatious, black and white graffiti work.
6. A simple idea can give a tremendous effect when it’s spiced up with a little humor.
7. How about a bold urban backdrop for an ultra chic dining experience? Not a bad idea at all!
8. Don’t scream and run in panic when you enter the ‘Panic Room’ in Marseille’s Au Vieux Panier Hotel. It’s not your split personality; it’s mind-boggling graffiti décor by Tilt. The hotel guest steps into a space almost totally devoid of color only to be dazzled with layers of graffiti filling the other half of the room.
9. There’s nothing like visual overload in a teen bedroom. Energetic and dynamic in nature, just like the maturing kids, urban art is a perfect conveyor of feelings, dreams, frustrations and mindsets.
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10. Yet another example of hip graffiti wall art in a teenager’s bedroom – a fantastic way to add life to a rather dull-looking interior.
So what’s your take on graffiti decor? Is it ever cool or should it stay where it originated?