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Inside the Home of Artist Nan Jones + How Original Art Defines her Favorite Rooms

(photos by Katherine Johnson)

Several weeks ago, super stylish, highly talented artist Nan Jones shared her three favorite rooms in her Raleigh, NC home. These three rooms have one thing in common…original art is the main attraction. More on this below!

Nan and her handsome sidekick Oliver are pictured above in the Family Room and below in the Dining Room surrounded by the collection she’s releasing with Well + Wonder this Friday, April 9th – don’t miss it!! Inspired by Spring and all of the joy the season brings, this collection mixes vibrant colors with muted hues to evoke happiness and a new beginning…something we can all appreciate right about now! Her technique involves a palette knife, plenty of paint, and recycled paper resulting in glorious texture and layering. Owning a work of art from this collection will be like a gust of fresh Springtime air into your home!

Nan's mother's keen eye for art and design inspired her creativity from a young age. Artwork by her mother’s closest childhood friend Cindy Fulton hangs throughout Nan’s home. She credits her family’s relationship with Cindy for setting her on her own path to becoming an artist. Speaking of family, Nan’s sister Kate Newman (a Charlotte based interior designer) helped her achieve a curated, collected vibe in her home while striking the balance of eclectic and traditional styles.

Check out photos and descriptions of Nan’s three favorite rooms below!

Breakfast Room:

Let's start where Nan begins her days! Though the windows aren’t shown below, this bright and airy space was originally a sunroom. As soon as the decision was made to convert this space to a Breakfast Room, Nan knew that she wanted the focal point to be a contemporary, colorful portrait. She came across this vibrant watercolor by Jose Trujillo while browsing art online and knew immediately that this would define her space.

Most mornings Nan can be found starting her day at this table surrounded by art and color…pretty dreamy setting for an artist or anyone for that matter!

Family Room:

This may be Nan’s favorite room of all. Walking into her family room, her first thought is that the artwork and collected objects in this room represent everything she loves most about her family.

The gallery wall they have built over time is one of the best we’ve seen! Not only is it visually captivating, but each work of art represents something meaningful…from a piece they acquired while traveling to a specimen box where they may have placed a butterfly wing found on a walk.

The diptych above the sofa was a wedding gift from Cindy Fulton, and the bright floral Schumacher wallpaper seen in the foyer on the far left ties both spaces together with a similar color palette. 

 

Of course the bookshelves are chock full of family photos, artwork by Nan and treasured collections!

Dining Room:

Nan’s Dining Room walls hold a seascape painting by Cindy Fulton and watercolor portraits of her two children, McCrea and Camp. A big, beautiful bay window takes up the wall opposite of Cindy’s painting.

Naturally, the bay window cast gorgeous sunlight onto the artwork in this room, but what Nan loves most about her Dining Room is the view from the sidewalk after the sun goes down. When the two yellow lamps flanking the seascape are lit, it can be admired in all of its glory from the sidewalk, lucky neighbors!

Whether it’s a painting by her mother’s closest friend, treasures found by her children, or a uniquely bright and pensive portrait she discovered online, Nan’s favorite rooms are meaningful, fun spaces filled with original art. A huge thank you to Nan for a tour of your beautiful home!! Stay tuned for her release this Friday, and as always don’t hesitate to reach out HERE with any and all questions!

Xx, Emily