Project Process: Big P – Our Art Commission Is Up!

February 17th, 2014

My last site visit was pretty exciting. A painting commission that was started in the summer is finally up! Not to mention that the house is now finally lived in and not a construction site anymore!

We introduced our client to a local artist we love, Suzanne Vincent based in Salem, Ma. I am enamored of her work and finally had a project that her pieces would be an excellent fit with. Combine that with a large space in need of a focal point and a non standard size and we have a perfect marriage! Months and months ago we commissioned this piece and Suzanne began scouring the waterfront, snapping pictures and thinking of composition. We had a couple meetings on site to review the colors of the home as it was coming together and to discuss lightness and darkness; really having the opportunity to get it right. We’re all so thrilled with the outcome!

Kristina Crestin Design_Suzanne VincentHere are some shots from Suzanne’s studio when the client and I got a sneak peak of the progress:

Kristina Crestin Design_Suzanne VincentIf you are interested in seeing more of her work you can reach out to Suzanne via email @ or check out some images on her web site  Custom frame and framing by Mingo Gallery in Beverly. Hanging entry lighting is a custom Mizu from Terzani through Casa Design in Boston. Architecture by Walter Jacob Architects. GC and custom cabinetry by Apex Carpentry.

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3 Responses to “Project Process: Big P – Our Art Commission Is Up!”

  1. Gorgeous work! And it looks stunning on that wood accent wall.

  2. [...] on the back is actually a painting created by a Salem, Mass. artist named Suzanne Vincent. Designer Kristina Crestin introduced the homeowners to her work.  Can you believe this is a painting and not a photo? My [...]

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