As we get older, we find ourselves swapping our midnight ASOS splurges for more thoughtful purchases. You’re more likely to find us saving our hard-earned pennies for new homeware to enjoy in our apartment. Is this what being an adult is? As the festive season approaches, we’ll be playing hostess and inviting our loved ones over for Christmas drinks, delicious roast dinners and cheesy Christmas movie marathons. Tis the season to enjoy with your friends, reconnect with your family and embrace cosy evenings at home. Pine scented candles, twinkly fairy lights and faux fur blankets are essential!
This winter, why not give your home an upgrade ready for your impending guests? We’re going to be treating our apartment to a brand-new piece of art from the wonderful Francesca Borgo. Your house deserves a Christmas present too, after all! A self-taught painter, living and working in Italy, Francesca’s works are mostly inspired by modern and contemporary artists. Her principle sources of inspiration are outdoor walks, enjoying the lights, stillness, and power of the landscape. Her current actual-texture artworks privilege neutral tones and black and white contrasts.
Francesca’s collection of digital paintings, mixed-media artwork, and small abstract artwork is truly impressive. We just love the neutral tones and inspiration drawn from nature, they will certainly be a talking point for visitors!
You can find a portfolio of work from Francesca via her website here, however the majority of her artworks are available to buy from SAATCHI ART. Commissions are available for those who want an extra personal touch!
We’ve picked out our favourite artwork to treat your home to this winter…
We just love the use of different textures, it creates a truly unique piece of art that will look delightful in your hallway or lounge. The painting features acrylic, resin, stone, clay, and yarn. The piece represents the freedom felt while sailing away, toward a cherished place. It’s a symbol of personal affirmation and willingness to encounter the good that life may present on our journey. Isn’t that just wonderful?
We are 100% obsessed with the colour palette here, offering the most beautiful winter tones. Le sigh! A mix of golds, greys, blues and black, this is a real statement piece that will look fantastic hanging above your sofa. Its rough texture reminds of the efforts we often need to make to get along with someone else dear to us. But at the same time, smoothness and shining lights can accompany our journey together, just beautiful.
Created using digital techniques, this breath-taking painting offers a stunning view of mountains reflecting in the calm waters of a lake. Soothing and magical, this painting will look great against a grey or white wall. A real talking point, you’re sure to be asked about this beauty by your guests.
A truly striking painting, we’re already eyeing up the various walls in our home where this would look just fabulous. Made using digital art techniques and representing the freedom of looking up to the sky and spotting the majestic clouds. This painting is inspired by the energy of nature. The black and white tones mean this will look splendid on any wall, but we’re picturing it against rich green or navy background.
What better painting to add to your home this festive season than a Winter’s Day? This abstract painting represents the tension to find the inner balance that leads to calm feelings and awareness of “our own colours”. A subtle line runs through the centre of the painting, a symbol of the “rope walking” we are often faced to in our constant struggle to find who we are. A beautiful message, and a beautiful painting.
Any home would be lucky to feature a piece of inspiring Francesca Borgo art. Whether you’re indulging in a little self-gifting or seeking out the perfect present for a family member, this art is sure to tick all of the boxes and truly make your house a home this winter.