I love the lady. But I here I feel she deserve a better, warmer interior. Her dreamlike, meditative mood is turned into protection against all this coldness. The image is too delicate to match this brutal design. May be without the sofa it would be better. Yes, I really see it better without sofa. Just some ordinary chair, or just the cushion abandonned on the floor for the touch of color.
soon I'll have the image in my hand at this large scale and I could confirm if you are right or no (my home being a very warm and classic in style).
Personally I find some dialogs very clear define here between image and rest of space - especially using this sofa not other model (I choosed it very carefully), also texture and clean surfaces let the meditative state of my personage flowing all around and persist in the air. It is what I wanted to express... it is the continuity I see it for my personage.
Sure, I not exclude other options. Me also, I could came back and change it tomorrow and create a different state for the same image... that's why I like play it in this way . I love this freedom of mind.
There was a Romanian painter who did not sell any painting if it wasn't left to visit them regularly and choosing the proper place for them. So he used to go visiting his paintings and stayed alone with it (in the room) an hour or so. I always smile thinking on this man. In the same time I'm such agree with him, as you can't imagine .
He was both right and wrong...Your children have to live their own life, metaphorically speaking. But I understand the feeling. Here with my friends around I am trying a bit of experiment, does not work so well in fact. Works half. I cannot afford to give away as much as I would like, lost my job and no prospect, things like that. Prints cost money, frames too. So I lend for one month, allowing the change. I beleive very strongly in changes. Well, I have too frequently to remind to come and change the artpīece.
"Sure it is easier to make tries like that than changing your own home to suit the image" - this is a very good joke . Usual (in real life) process is viceverse... but wonderful(challenging) exercise in digital .
indeed - now it's difficult to me to make my home at this level because I need a lot of storage cupboards etc.
That's the main problem with minimalism. It's wonderful, but asks space, large (empty) houses, in fact it's wonderful style (less) for home - even in the future when books will not be real ,only virtual, like we already have on iPad, and many things will have a virtual replacement will be fine. Rustic ambiances are much practical on my opinion right now and more 20 years maybe. They are very warm...
On the other side everything here (in this image) is based on textures and geometry. Take a look at the wall behind image - it's close with some of your images. Yesterday just by fun I created a texture with deliCactus , and look what it is:
[link] - I name it "blanket" because I can imagine as such, or for socks, clothes (soft woolen). If it is gray scale and very lighten already goes in the direction of the wall in picture...