As someone who enjoys everything automotive, from working on cars, racing, particular brands like Porsche and BMW, or even just the beauty in the lines of a car, it is often quite difficult to bring this passion out of the garage and into your home. This is why we started Carrture, to give you the ability to bring your passion into your everyday life, face it you are not in the garage every day, but you do enjoy your living space regularly.
As someone who likes Formula 1, it is hard for me to find automotive artwork that I can convince myself, nevertheless my wife a primary piece that will work with our home decor. Sometimes it is the colors, other times it’s the style, too busy and bold. As artists and enthusiasts, we spent hours studying interior design, particularly how artwork influences the space. What we found out is that even though artwork in most spaces is used as a focal point and is meant to stand out but still must work in the overall space. Kind of like buying a Carmine Red Porsche GT3 versus the Racing Yellow, yes, the yellow is eye-popping and will stand out wherever you go, but can I live with it every day? Probably not.
Looking at some of our more popular pieces like Porsche 917 Flat-16 Le Mans or Porsche Martini Racing Super-lightweight RS 3.8 we know auto racing is bold but we work to find that middle ground so they will easily blend into our interior spaces with softer muted and earth tones where possible. Know don’t get me wrong not everyone is looking for something to easily blend but to be bold like our BMW E30 M3 Weekend Racer and 24 Hours of Le Mans sometimes you just want to make a statement.
In pieces we design for interior spaces we decide on a base palette that will ground the piece first and then we work on bringing the subject to life. A lot of our pieces are bought as gifts by women for their husbands, brothers, or sons because it is difficult to find affordable pieces that are not your typical car show poster that will only work in your garage or just stay rolled up in the closet and never used.
As always let me know your thoughts.