I have a special fondness for good illustrations and Swedish design…so you can imagine my delight when I came across the beautiful work of Swedish illustrator, Elina Dahl, on Pinterest the other day. What initially struck me was the understated style and delicate nature of Elina’s work. It’s a little bit quirky yet entirely sophisticated.
She’s just completed a picture wall in her living room showcasing some of her artwork…I’m inspired because I’m in the process of collecting and creating artworks for a picture wall in our bedroom. My husband favours the less is more approach to décor, so I need to take into consideration that I can’t just go crazy with it…more is more will just not do in this situation. The great thing about a picture wall is that you can replace the individual art works within the format quite easily without disturbing the flow of the wall. It keeps it fresh and interesting without going overboard with the too muchness! There’s a subtle balance between the artwork contrasting with each other, while still remaining in complementary harmony. I think Elina’s living room art wall achieves that perfectly.
Take a look at some of her illustrations available to buy:
Elina usually starts with drawing by hand and then digitally processes the illustration, finding inspiration from the pleasing contrasts of the black outlines and a soft pastel palette.