May 28, 2012
Inspired by his childhood, New York City-based artist Kevin McHugh puts a glittering twist on his family tradition of deep-sea fishing enthusiasm in his wall art design for Vivre. Here, in a fiberglass rendition encrusted with more than 10,000 sparkling bright orange and hyacinth Swarovski crystals, McHugh reinterprets the trophy fish as brilliantly executed wall art.And while these high-end designers are tackling the aquatic accents trend, the stores we know and love are taking note. They’ve managed to effortlessly blend the aquatic motif into modern, sleek designs, such as the Maggie wallpaper design by Spruce and the Starfish table by From the Source NY, both of which feature designs that aren’t in-your-face aquatic, but stylishly nod to the trend in their own savvy sea creature way. Others are taking the trend and giving it a boho or glam twist, as seen in Anthropologie’s whimsical hand-painted angelfish platter, C. Wonder’s elegant polished silver-plated seahorse pillars and the glitz starfish bowl by Z Gallerie.