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Create your own work of art with the exclusive Louise Dear collection
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Create your own work of art with the exclusive Louise Dear collection

Posted by Nicky Kingston in Inspiration | 9 months ago 5 min read

Ever wanted to create your very own piece of contemporary art? Well, with the new Louise Dear collection, exclusive to VictoriaPlum.com, you can do just that!

Here at VictoriaPlum.com, we're absolutely thrilled to be working in collaboration with renowned British artist Louise Dear. We're sure you'll be equally thrilled with our stunning new collection of bathroom suites and products, inspired by 4 of Louise's most famous paintings. Continuing our year-long celebration of The Great British Bathroom, find out more about this exciting new collaboration below.


Meet Louise

Louise Dear is one of the UK’s most impressive contemporary artists and her ambition is simple: To create beautiful paintings. And with our passion for beautiful bathrooms, it feels like the perfect partnership!

Famous for producing bright, exciting, vibrant paintings and experimenting with materials, textures and techniques, Louise spent much of her formative years in such exotic locations as South Africa and the Far East, before settling in Hampshire. However, after studying fashion design, wanderlust took hold and Louise set off around Europe in a honey pink-coloured 1963 Bedford ambulance.

Despite returning to the British Isles, it wasn’t long before Louise was again exploring the world, travelling through India, South East Asia and eventually Australia, where she became an Exhibition Designer for Lego.

Louise finally returned to the UK, where she gave birth to her daughter Lama, before returning to full time education. In 1998, Louise graduated and began life as a full-time artist.

Working from her studios in Hampshire and the South of France, Louise continues to produce vibrant and colourful works of art. Some of Louise’s most well-known paintings are subtly provocative, portraying glamorous young ladies as both innocent and worldly-wise. And it is 4 of these paintings which have inspired our new collection of bathroom suites and products, which are exclusive to VictoriaPlum.com.

Find out more about Louise Dear

Louise says: “My works are bold and vibrant, so lending themselves to adding a unique splash of colour to a beautiful bathroom. After the initial impact of the image, the intricate shapes, flowers and creatures become apparent with always more to discover.”


Discover the new collection

Designing a bathroom that’s a genuine work of art can be hard to achieve, especially if you aren’t an artist yourself. However, with the new Louise Dear collection, you can easily create a unique bathroom space that will wow your house guests, all for an affordable price. The collection has been inspired by 4 of Louise’s most famous paintings: Kiss Kiss Bam Bam, The Serenade, Coo…ee! and Yum Yum, and contains a choice of bespoke shower wall panels and baths, all perfectly complemented by products from our very own Artist Collection.

The Louise Dear collection allows you to “mix it up”, featuring contemporary designs on traditional products, giving your modern bathroom the ultimate twist. Be as creative as you like, by purchasing items individually and why not mix and match with other colour-matched statement pieces from our Artist's collection? If that feels like too much effort, we’ve done all the hard work for you, with fully coordinated suites and bundles, carefully curated to work perfectly together.

Let’s take a closer look at the 4 main designs, influenced by 4 of Louise’s most famous paintings.


Kiss Kiss Bam Bam

As the powerful name might suggest, this gorgeous bathroom is designed to make a real statement.

Based on “Kiss Kiss Bam Bam” (the original of which you’ll find in the Timmy Green restaurant in Buckingham Palace Road, London), the showstopper in this room is the elegant freestanding bath with traditional ball and claw feet. To complement the colours in the design, we’ve opted for green/blue herringbone patterned tiles, plus a classic low level toilet and pedestal basin.

Louise Dear Kiss Kiss Bam Bam collection

Louise says: “Kiss Kiss Bam Bam was inspired by my beautiful girl, my muse, my daughter… the love of my life and my favourite subject to paint.”

Products

Includes the following:

Plus, wastes and plumbing accessories.


The Serenade

With “The Serenade”, bold, bright, floral colours envelop the senses and stimulate the mind. The full length shower wall panel helps to create an awe-inspiring backdrop to any bathroom or ensuite. We’ve also picked out the perfect complementary colours, with a matching blue wall panel and gorgeous bateau bath, plus blush pink tiles. Simply stunning!

Louise Dear The Serenade collection

Louise says: “The Serenade is a psalm, a love song to motherhood, family, kinship and love.”

Products

Includes the following:

Plus, shower tray, concealed cistern, wastes, plumbing accessories, sealant and adhesive.


Coo..ee!

Wow! Just, wow! This is precisely what you’ll be saying when you see “Coo..ee!” in all its glory. The vivid blues contained within the shower wall panel are massively on-trend and we’ve continued the theme in the form of navy blue bevelled metro tiles, combined with crisp, clean white wall hung storage and a contemporary wall hung toilet.

Louise Dear Coo..ee! collection

Louise says: “Coo..ee! is a cutie! Inspired by 1950s pinups, she’s a flirtatious temptress, seducing us whilst fluttering those mascara laden lashes surrounding her “come hither” eyes.”

Products

Includes the following:

Plus, concealed cistern, basin waste, plumbing accessories, sealant and adhesive.


Yum Yum

“Yum Yum” was created when Louise fell in love and you can certainly experience the explosion of sheer joy, colour and passion of this period in Louise’s life. Based around the full-size shower wall panel, you can create a bathroom that is bursting with exuberance.

We’ve put the shower wall panel front and centre in this room and combined with on-trend grey metro tiles and a contemporary suite, letting this fabulous artwork do all the storytelling.

Louise Dear Yum Yum collection

Louise says: “My heart swells with the crashing of the waves, the warmth of the sun on my bare flesh, the budding of a bloom, the swooshing of the golden grass, the delicious smell of my warm lover snuggled next to me. It’s the expression of all these “yum yum” sensations.”

Products

Includes the following:

Plus, shower tray, wastes, plumbing accessories, sealant and adhesive.


The Artist Collection

To help you achieve a fully coordinated bathroom, we’ve created the Artist Collection, containing a range of colour-matched, complementary products.

Discover beautiful shower wall panels, cast iron baths, basins and more, available in a selection of bright, bold colours, like pucker up pink, lippy red, love bomb lilac grey and many others. All Artist Collection products are designed to match the Louise Dear collection perfectly but can also be purchased as statement pieces in their own right.


Shop the Louise Dear collection today

Browse the exclusive Louise Dear collection and discover the perfect inspiration for your new bathroom.

Shop the Louise Dear collection

Author, Nicky Kingston

Posted by Nicky Kingston in Inspiration | 9 months ago

Nicky is our resident Stylist and loves bringing new and exciting bathroom trends to life. Nicky’s passion for design led to a 1st class degree in Surface Design & Textiles, before earning a reputation as a home stylist in London.

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