WE LOVE... mixing old and new
Discovered on a Singaporean stopover, this artwork by Hong Zhu An stole Grant’s heart. He sent a picture to interior designer Libby for approval – warning that he loved it so much, he was determined to get it anyway. In the end, it worked perfectly, not only matching the room’s grey and teal colour scheme, but also providing a modern foil to the antique buffet above which it is hung. “Being in a Perspex box, rather than a frame, it has just the right contemporary feel,” says Libby. “If it had been framed, that spot would have been verging on too ‘classic’.” Visit Ikea for a range of modern frames, ikea.com/au.