Tyson's Corner Lobby Commission

LATELA was hired to commission two 7ft by 4ft paintings for the lobby of a corporate building in Tyson's Corner, VA.

  'Ascend' by Christine Olmstead

'Ascend' by Christine Olmstead

  'Bronze Fog' by Marta Staudinger

'Bronze Fog' by Marta Staudinger

The inspiration behind the first painting began with a prior piece by artist Christine Olmstead. The commissioned painting was to reveal a much lesser ratio of peach colors to match the interior and compliment the rich receptionist desk. 

  Inspiration piece for 'Ascend'

Inspiration piece for 'Ascend'

  Intended placement for 'Ascend'

Intended placement for 'Ascend'

The second painting was inspired by a digitally manipulated image and the commissioned painting was to present a marriage between the inspiration image and the mock up with a shift towards bronze rather than gold. Gold flake and various shades of bronze were to be sprinkled throughout the upper bronze body of the work. The separation between the white and bronze fields was to have an improvised effect rather than a blurred straight line.

  Inspiration image for 'Bronze Fog'

Inspiration image for 'Bronze Fog'

  Color & aesthetic mock-up for 'Bronze Fog'

Color & aesthetic mock-up for 'Bronze Fog'


Below are some detail shots from both paintings:

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We will post additional photographs of the artworks in their new home once professional photographs are taken. Until then, below are additional installation images.

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LATELA x Caryn Cramer: DC Design House

 

LATELA partnered with Caryn Cramer to create custom artwork for her Showroom in the 2017 DC Design House

  Artwork featured by Marta Staudinger sourced by Latela Art Gallery. Photography for Washington Post by    Angie Seckinger   .

Artwork featured by Marta Staudinger sourced by Latela Art Gallery. Photography for Washington Post by Angie Seckinger.

BIO + ROOM DESCRIPTION

Caryn Cramer’s guest bedroom radiates color, pattern, and texture to achieve a playful homage to autumn. Bold orange, mint, and aqua are paired with refined black accents, creating a balance of contrasts in this maximalist, color-theorist heaven. 

In the entry hallway, large scale black and gold artworks construct a gallery with regal elegance. The Moroccan rug underfoot is structured yet organic, playing off the grids, lines, and forms of the artworks above. The second hallway features a reclaimed leather belt rug and an immersive black and mint landscape mural, creating a sense of travel and wonder. This passageway transports you to the bedroom, where you enter into a Josef Albers dream. Shades of apricot, light jade, and evergreen paint the room, accentuated by brass and leather finishes. Caryn’s textiles adorn the walls and upholstery, adding vivid brushstrokes across the room. Unexpected details such as a horsehair stool, two Greek mattresses, and an Icelandic sheepskin showcase the beauty of nature and handcrafted construction. Caryn Cramer’s design is a feast for the senses, a fearless embrace of color, sensuality, and timeless luxury.

  Artworks featured custom created for Caryn Cramer's room by Marta Staudinger, organized by Latela Art Gallery. Photography for Washington Post by    Angie Seckinger   .

Artworks featured custom created for Caryn Cramer's room by Marta Staudinger, organized by Latela Art Gallery. Photography for Washington Post by Angie Seckinger.

ABOUT THE ART

Caryn Cramer approached LATELA to provide artwork for her Showroom. Already intrigued by Elizabeth Camilletti's painting 'Why Can't I Google the Answer?', Caryn commissioned Marta Staudinger to create three more custom works of a similar color palette. The main objective was to crate minimal art pieces that would tone down the busy nature of the room, rather than add to it. Marta titled the two pieces over the beds 'Thing 1' and 'Thing 2'. The piece in the sitting area by Elizabeth's is titled 'Sunset Watching, Wearing a Turquoise Medallion'.

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  Artworks featured: (left) by Elizabeth Camilletti, (right) by Marta Staudinger, sourced by Latela Art Gallery. Photography for Washington Post by    Angie Seckinger   .

Artworks featured: (left) by Elizabeth Camilletti, (right) by Marta Staudinger, sourced by Latela Art Gallery. Photography for Washington Post by Angie Seckinger.

CARYN CRAMER

Caryn Cramer lives and designs with curiosity, depth, and passion for detail. A native of Washington D.C., Caryn holds an English literature degree from Carleton College, a law degree from Vanderbilt University, and a master’s of interior design from the Corcoran College of Art & Design. A trained painter and dancer, Caryn sharpened her visual-spatial ability from an early age and continues to create compositions in both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional formats. Caryn’s interior design firm creates bespoke spaces with an infusion of history, art, concept, and complexity. In addition to interior design services, Caryn Cramer LLC produces printed products in the form of upholstery fabric and wood veneer wallcoverings. Her textile collections juxtapose memories, wanderings, and scholarly curiosities across bold patterns and colorways. Caryn enjoys mixing practicality with the visionary and welcomes any creative challenge.

 

 

LATELA x SPOKE: Grand Opening + Art Affair

 

Latela partnered with SPOKE to bring a curated selection of artwork to decorate their Grand Opening Event

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ABOUT SPOKE

Spoke is a creative agency dually focused on relationships and craftsmanship. Their brand is the product of two industry experts — Sam and Vince — joining forces to rethink the agency model to produce a more collaborative, partnership-based approach. Spoke is proudly based in Washington, DC.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

For Spoke's Grand Opening event in their new offices, Sam & Vince wanted to create an outdoor space for their party that felt creative & unique. They hired LATELA to provide artwork to serve as a beautiful event backdrop. On this open patio behind Union Station, we enjoyed a night of beautiful art, trains, sunset, networking & cocktails.

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LATELA x Alison Beshai: Emerging Collectors

 

Latela is a leading source for Emerging Collectors. We worked with Local Entrepreneur Alison Beshai to commission a piece perfect for her home.

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

Alison was drawn to the minimal abstract paintings by Elizabeth Camilletti. Her home’s neutral color palette required a custom piece inspired by the 48x48 in. painting by Elizabeth in the Latela Art Collection entited: When I Can’t Sleep I Drive Around.

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Elizabeth incorporated Alison’s color palette along with similar aesthetic elements and movement into Alison’s custom painting.

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