Interior Experts Explore “Joyous Maximalism” in Free Panel Discussion

Join Midwest Home editor Katelyn Bloomquist for “Joyous Maximalism: Curating Expressive Interiors Through Art and Design”

“Now is the time to embrace joyous maximalism,” proclaimed Vogue back in May. “While pared-back minimalism has its place, key interiors trends for 2022 (and beyond) include ‘joyous maximalism,’ tactility (exploring textures, prints, and patterns), and a celebration of quirky, individualistic style.”

So, what exactly is joyous maximalism? Find out on Wednesday, July 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., when NewStudio Gallery in St. Paul hosts the free panel discussion “Joyous Maximalism: Curating Expressive Interiors Through Art and Design.” Midwest Home‘s editor, Katelyn Bloomquist, moderates a robust panel, including the always-delightful Gladys Tay (designer, vintage Dealer), interior designer Thomas Hill (Thomas I. Hill Interiors), and designer and stager Jernell Rochelle McLane (5enses Design).

During the lively discussion, you’ll learn just how to bring joyous maximalism to life in your home and for your residential clients. Architects, designers of any ilk (especially interior designers), and the general public are invited. Reserve your free ticket here.

The panel discussion takes place in NewStudio Gallery, which is now exhibiting “Cey Adams: ETCetera, 40 Years of Art and Design.” Brooklyn-based superstar artist and graphic designer, Adams has created a series of paintings for the show that explore our fascination—and hypnotic relationship with—brand loyalty. The images, characters, and mascots in these pieces are metaphors for analyzing larger questions about the “celebration” of American culture. Colorful collages, precise recreations, and subtle messaging are all part of Adams’ brilliant, exciting work. All of the work is available for purchase.

Adams, the ultimate collaborator, recently teamed with Lucy Tupu Studio in New York on a new series of rugs. The collection includes seven designs, each one telling a story about Adams’ artistic journey beginning with childhood and featuring images from his “Numbers Game” series of works. The rugs are handcrafted from high-quality New Zealand wool with a tag featuring the artist’s signature in silk. All designs are made to order and can be customized to suit any size or shape specification. Because of the bold graphics and vibrant colors, the rugs are produced in a tightly woven cut pile—in one height—to help focus on the 2D designs and give the rugs a dense structure. Samples will be on view at the gallery.

Refreshments and beverages will be served. Masks are encouraged but not required.

According to The Design Sheppard, “Joyous maximalism is about surrounding yourself with loved objects that tell the story of your life and reflect your personality. Forget about following trends and being dictated to about what you should fill your home with, joyous maximalism is about freedom of expression.”

Of course, you need to know more. Find joy and inspiration in listening to Tay, Thomas, and McLane provide their views, surrounded by rich, high-spirited art that’s sure to enliven you or your client’s home. Tickets are free. Reserve your seat here.

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