SIA-Dining Room in the Country-Roundup

Hello and welcome to a Style Imitating Art roundup featuring all of you who submitted ideas for this round’s art inspiration.

What Is Style Imitating Art?

Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey, Daenel of Living Outside the Stacks and me. Style Imitating Art challenges us to draw style inspiration from pieces of art. Every other Monday one of us selects an inspiration image and we each post the image on our blogs. The following Monday we share our art-inspired outfits. The following Wednesday, the curator shares all of the submissions on her blog.

This Week’s Presenter

That would be me.

This weeks inspirations painting is “Dining Room in the Country” By Pierre Bonnard, which he painted in 1913.

Your Interpretations-They are listed in order received.

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

Turquoise and orange happens to be one of my favorite summer color combinations and Shelbee pulls is off beautifully. She’s even has a little subtle pattern play and that straw bag; love it! As usual, Shelbee always has incredible settings for her photos.

Reni of Reni’s Odds and Sods

Rene saw an abundance of orange in the painting and went with it. And those pants!-they just say, I’m ready for vacation. Also, I love a good white eyelet blouse and she has an excellent one. Then there is her kitty door stop-I have four cats so I couldn’t help notice that.

Suzy of The Grey Brunette

Suzy has pulled off her simple coolness for this one with a bright red top and flares-my kind of summer dressing.

Kezzie of KezzieAG

Kezzie chose to wear her new vintage charity-shopped Phool dress as she thought the colours were perfect for the painting and the (also charity-shopped) linen Cardigan matched the blue hue of the painting. Plus the whole outfit says hazy Summer afternoon! That is such a gorgeous dress. I actually looked for Phool on Poshmark and there is some gorgeous things.

Leslie of Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After

Her interpretation best reflects the colors in this painting. The print of her cold shoulder top mimics the tropical feel of the setting. The drapes in her photo look something like colors and textures seen through the window in the painting.

My Co-Hosts
Daenel of Living Outside the Stacks

Daniel has come up, again, with one of her absolutely amazing patterns for this challenge. I am so intrigued by the stitching and texture of this piece and I would love to see what it looks like in the back.

Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey

Salazar relied on her trusty bright red dress that she has found to be very handy for challenges that call for bright colors. She added a plaid shirt to mimic both the colors as well as the contrast between the door frame and the soft interior in the painting. This is truly a fun look!

And then there is me. I ended up putting three different tops with my red paisley pants, with this yellow cotton one being the brightest. This was a very different look for me. I usually don’t wear to bright pieces together. But that is something I’ve always appreciated about this challenge; sometimes it makes you think outside your comfort zone.

That rounds out this round up!

A big thank you to all of you who sent in such wonderful interpretations .

I was thinking of summer when I chose this work and everyone came up with great summer looks.

See you all next week when it will be Salazar’s turn to challenge us. See you next Monday!

Take care and be creative.

11 thoughts on “SIA-Dining Room in the Country-Roundup

  1. Oh wow, everyone did such a fantastic job with this one! I love all the bright colors and patterns that popped up for this challenge, too. Kezzie’s dress is amazing and Reni’s pants are totally swoon worthy. As always, thanks for hosting this fun series!


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  2. Yay!! Thank you so much for squeezing me in, Terri. Great interpretations all around. In looking at the painting I originally saw only the warm colors…the reds, oranges, pinks and yellows. Never really picked up on the blue and green that is found on over more than half the canvas!! Then when I looked at my photo, I realized my drapes probably mimicked the art better than my top!! Ha! Love that so many others saw the blue or green and incorporated it in their look. I think I might need my eyes checked.

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    1. Well, you know the cool thing about art is it can be interpreted so many different ways; depending on the individual viewer. Each saw what they needed to see. I also decided to work with only the brights too.


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