Once a San Francisco native, this designer and founder of Luna Zorro now lives in Antigua, Guatemala, uniquely coupling her background and modern aesthetic to curate art for her space—all designed by independent artists.
"Art is meant to evoke emotion, not just fill a space. I filter what I like, regardless of if I already have the ‘perfect spot’ for it. If it is going to fill a special spot in my home, I have to first have a draw to it."
"I usually like large format pieces that make a statement and feel cleaner and less cluttered. However, sometimes even the smallest piece can make an impact when placed well."
"Look for accent colors in the art or even the frame you've chosen to influence the vase of flowers nearby or the texture of bedspread you use. Art and it's frame can act as a key component to how the entire feeling of the room unfolds."
Fine art photographer currently based in California
"Mixing sizes and styles of artwork and frames leaves room for creativity and allows you to create a unique personality for your living space."
"When choosing artwork, go with your gut and buy what you love. Don’t be afraid to go big, as this creates immediate impact on the viewer’s eyes and adds character by creating a statement."
"Putting artwork together is more about storytelling than physically designing a space. Diverse artwork is tied together when we create a personal story that’s meaningful to us."
Mindy Gayer honed her design skills through various creative endeavors and travels before dropping anchor and opening her design studio in Orange County, California. Influenced by fellow design icons, global artisans, and the many genres of design and architecture, Mindy delights in creating spaces that inspire — infusing a fresh, sophisticated balance of aesthetics, creativity, functionality and livability.
“I’ve always felt drawn to and most at home with a cozy, monochromatic palette. I never tire of it, and always love coming home to a neutral palette. When it came to selecting artwork, it was a no-brainer search for a mix of abstrant and equine black & white pieces.”
“Our design studio is a bright, happy, natural-light filled space that we wanted to accent with an equally big, bright & happy artwork piece — it ties together the natural-toned furniture pieces we have throughout our studio, and I love the big brush strokes and mix of colors.