Tuesday, November 10, 2009

John Saladino in the footsteps of Johannes Vermeer

First of all I really want to thank all of you for the best wishes for the birth of Tristan! It was so nice to read all the sweet comments and emails I received! Thank you so much!

One of the amazing things about blogging is the fact that we are able to make a lot of friends! A lot of readers are really following all of your posts and do help with giving advice or relevant information about items you might be interested in.
Billie, one of my readers, who became a good blogger friend, is a person like that!
Two days ago Billie sent me an amazing video that I really have to share with you because I know that a lot of you will love watching it!!

In this video, one of my favourite designers, John Saladino, shows and tells about an interior he designed and of which he was inspired by the Dutch (from Delft) baroque painter Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675). In particular it was the movie "Girl with a Pearl Earring" (2003) from Peter Webber , that influenced him a lot in designing the interior seen on the video.
The title of that movie is after the title of a painting of Vermeer :" Girl with the Pearl".

Girl with a Pearl
Oil on Canvas
44,5 x 39 cm
Mauritshuis Den Haag

John Saladino

Mister Saladino tells about the way Johannes Vermeer is bringing in light into his paintings. So even for John Saladino light is a very important aspect in designing an interior. And he tells us he wanted to follow in the footsteps of Johannes Vermeer by his vision to bring in daylight in this wonderdul interior he created here!
It is a gorgeous interior and you will notice the Dutch influence by seeing for instance pewter dishes, the blue Delftware used here as a decorative item.
Click on the image of the painting "Girl with a Pearl" to watch the video! ENJOY!!
Especially, I want to thank my friend Billie for sending me this wonderful video!!
Thank you Billie!