9 Pastel Pieces Inspired By Leisurely, Dreamlike Art

ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN | BY | January 30, 2018

Sun, sand, water and nature influence South African artist Kirsten Beets’ work. In Staring at the Sun (shown), Beets takes her interest in examining the way people interact with the great outdoors to all new heights, literally. Rendering it from a sweeping overhead vantage point, the artist brings a day at the beach to life with oil paint on paper–capturing nostalgia-rich details and colors that make the piece feel less like art and more like a beautiful memory. Her sun-kissed depiction of leisure influenced our selection of dreamlike pieces here.

STARING AT THE SUN ARTWORK PHOTO COURTESY KIRSTEN BEETS
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Paradise Chalcedony Multi-Row Bracelet in 18k Yellow Gold by Marco Bicego / $5,540 / neimanmarcus.com

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Eikon Basic in Ash with Nordic Blue Shade (left) and Eikon Circus in Ash with Pale Rose Shade by Jessen and Niklas Jessen for Schneid / $495; $660 / stillfried.com

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Dauville Salad and Dinner Plates in Blue / $25 and $35 / canvashomestore.com

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Degrade Table Lighter by Silia / $790 / artemest.com

Paris-Memphis Candleholder 3 by Thomas Dariel / $280 / maisondada.com

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Gunner Bench / $11,760 for small; $15,360 for large / ryanjacksonhome.com

Reverso Vase in Smoky Gray / Bronze by Sacha Walckhoff / Price upon request / verreum.com

Medina Pillow in Cyrrus by Eskayel / $165-$305 / eskayel.com

Ombre Linen Napkin in Pink and Think Pink Placemat by Aquarelle Maison / $36; $30 / abchome.com

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