Peachy the Magazine June July 2014 - Page 32

Soul Surfing An enlarged family portrait of Alex, Max and Maya by local photographer Andrew Cebulka provides another focal point for the space. Artwork plays a prominent role in the design scheme. The work of close artist friends is displayed in the home, the perfect fit for the architecture and modern feel. Anchoring one side of the living room is a piece by John Duckworth from his “Urban Journey” series. The artist was born in San Diego and moved to Charleston in 1993. He lives in an 100-year-old farmhouse in the rural horse country of Johns Island, which now includes a state-of-the-art printing, framing and painting studio. His bio-graphy elaborates on his influences: “His works are influenced by the vivid colors of Thiebaud, the quiet solitude of Hopper, the cinematography of Jean-Luc Goddard, the captured moments of Cartier Bresson…walking the line between realism and abstraction, the artist infuses his work with a passion for pure color, and intimate knowledge of nature, and a rhythm drawn from life itself.” The living room showcases the work of these artists and perfectly reflects blurred lines of the project between inside vs. outside and industrial vs. domestic comfort. Monica softened the industrial feel by switching from concrete to oak floors and encouraging a warm palette with soothing textures for the textile choices. 30 PEACHYTHEMAGAZINE.COM