Cindy Lin, Founder, Staged4more

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Selecting Artwork for Your Home or Staging Project, Plus How Colors Influence Us with Artist and Marketing Agency Owner Darcy Briks  | The Home Staging Show Season 8 Episode 9

Selecting Artwork for Your Home or Staging Project, Plus How Colors Influence Us with Artist and Marketing Agency Owner Darcy Briks | The Home Staging Show Season 8 Episode 9

Selecting Artwork for Your Home or Staging Project, Plus How Colors Influence Us with Artist and Marketing Agency Owner Darcy Briks. The Home Staging Show Podcast Season 8.9.png

On the show today, we have an artist and a creative director of a marketing agency Darcy Briks on the show. Darcy’s mother is an interior designer and who had done work with builders and investors on selling their homes. Growing up, Darcy had a lot of influence from her mother when it comes to colors. During today’s show, we chatted a lot about the creative process, using colors and how we perceive and are influenced by colors. Because of Darcy’s position as a creative director, we also talk about branding and how colors are used in branding. And of course, because of her background as an artist, we also talk a lot about how to handle, transport and select artwork for your home. Darcy also gave us a few resources on buying art online.

About Darcy

Darcy Briks was born in Milford, CT and grew up in various suburbs throughout the country before settling down in Fairfield, CT for the remainder of her formative years. This fueled her passion for changing styles and mediums from one series to the next. She studied art and graphic design in a post-graduate program at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Boston), then continued to explore different mediums, including photography, acrylic painting and mixed media, throughout her twenties. Now, she mainly creates acrylic paintings with a focus on color combinations. 

Darcy is also Creative Director of a boutique design and marketing agency called Second Language Design, which she founded in 2013. After many years in Brooklyn, she now lives in Ardsley, NY with her husband and two young children.

Darcy’s artwork is currently featured in her first solo exhibition, Magna Chroma, at Lucas Lucas in Williamsburg Brooklyn.

On today’s show, here are some of the stuff we discussed:

  • Hey Darcy, thank you so much for coming on the show. Before we get started, can you tell us a little bit about your background and tell us a little bit about your work?

  • What is your process like as an artist?

  • Why did you choose painting as your medium?

  • When it comes to selecting pieces, how should we go about selecting the right piece for our home? Is the process different between choosing a piece for the room vs. for the home?

  • In design theory, we talk about harmony, balance, scale, etc. Are any of these concepts at play when you are choosing artwork for the space?

  • Can you talk a little bit about color theory? How do you go about putting colors together?

  • How can colors affect our mood?

  • I know that you also have a design and branding agency, how do you use colors to communicate and build a brand?

  • How do you go about choosing colors for brands?

  • Do men and women see and experience colors differently?

  • How should we handle artwork properly? Moving transporting and storage.

  • Do you know any good places for stagers to purchase artwork at a wholesale level?

  • What is the number one tip you would give to someone for selecting the right piece of art for their home or designing the space?



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