Sotheby's is auctioning David Hockney's painting, "Hotel L'Arbois" on Feb. 1. With an estimated worth of between $1.6 million and $2.4 million, it's definitely out of reach for almost all home decorators. That doesn't mean you can't go without Hockney in your home — take a look at these prints if you love Hockney but can't afford an original. For the lucky bidder on the original, I've put together a living room that would serve the stunning work of art admirably. It would also be a good arrangement for any modern decorator looking to add some art to their walls. Since the artwork is what everyone's eyes will be on, I chose to keep the walls neutral, hanging the Matrix Otto Pendant Lamp ($950) for ceiling lighting. The Otto reflects the painting's modern roots, and is eye-catching without stealing the show. The Niels Bendtsen Two Seater Sofa ($2,700) in gray works beautifully as the main furniture piece in the room. I then layered in furniture that cribs its color palette from Hockney's painting. To shop the entire look, click on each image!
Women's Wear Daily has a preview of Banana Republic's Spring 2009 collection showing tonight at Cedar Lake. The collection is the first full line designed by Simon Kneen and according to WWD and he’s been busy modernizing silhouettes, upgrading fabrics and refining the customer experience in stores, including testing new services. If this preview is any indication we are going to love tonight's collection which will staying true to the brand's iconic color palette of khaki, gray, and whites has integrated a host of "California hues" that evoke David Hockney's pool blues, Wayne Thiebauld's pastel pastry paintings, and of course Elizabeth Peyton's jewel tone colors. Banana Republic is the global sponsor of the artist’s first survey, “Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton,” at the New Museum in Manhattan.