Predicting Trends for Interior Design in 2024
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by Jeanine Hattas Wilson
7M ago
As we embrace the new year, the interior design landscape continues its creative evolution. New spaces emerge fusing nostalgia, nature and a celebration of individual expression. And we look to interior designers, artists and craftsmen to lead the way. During the tumultuous last few years, we sought to retain a sense of normalcy. And we've managed, due largely to the rediscovery of our home decorating. Our homes have become flexible living spaces allowing for work, leisure and relaxation. Adaptable interiors serve as both sanctuaries and workspaces. Residents now seek spaces that promote menta ..read more
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How Decorating for Christmas is Good for Business
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by Jeanine Hattas Wilson
7M ago
The holiday season is upon us. And with it comes the magical transformation of spaces into festive wonderlands. For businesses, this is about more than just spreading good cheer. Considering the popularity of online shopping, retail stores should use decorating as part of their retail strategy. Holiday decorations can greatly improve the retail atmosphere and shopping experience, boosting the success of the business. At Hattas Studios, we understand the power that art and embellishment have on a business's success. In this post, we'll explore how the art of holiday decorating can elevate your ..read more
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Top 10 Christmas Displays in LA and Orange County
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by Jeanine Hattas Wilson
7M ago
'Tis the season to be jolly. And what better way to spread the joy and wonder of the season than by exploring the enchanting and artistic Christmas displays. Los Angeles and Orange County residents are lucky to see their cities light up with the festive spirit. We, at Hattas Studios, love themed environments just as much as we love the holidays. We made a list of our top 10 local family-friendly Christmas displays guaranteed to bring you and yours holiday joy. So when looking for holiday things to do, look no further than Orange County and Los Angeles, California. 1. LA Zoo Lights   Los ..read more
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1980s She-Ra Facelift
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by Jeanine Hattas Wilson
8M ago
   1980s She-Ra And The Princess Of Power Restoration “Facelift” Painting murals in Los Angeles certainly has its “Hollywood moments.” We were recently called to a residence for an art restoration. It was a delight to find we were restoring a faded cut-out of my childhood hero She-Ra, from the 1985 animated series “She-Ra and the Princess of Power.” And even more exciting was meeting the homeowner Erika Scheimer. Erika is the daughter of Lou Scheimer, the founder of the animation studio Filmation. Erika is a producer and actor, and was a voice actor and voice director for the show “S ..read more
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How Art has Influenced Halloween Design Throughout History
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by Jeanine Hattas Wilson
9M ago
Art and artistic representations over the years thoroughly molded Halloween as we know it today. Art shaped Halloween's imagery, traditions, and cultural significance, from beautiful to surreal and horrific. Here are several ways art aided in the evolution of this dark holiday throughout history. 1. Visual Iconography Iconic symbols and imagery that characterize Halloween have been popularized and perpetuated through various forms of art. These include everything from skeletons and ravens to demons and witches. And of course black cats, bats, ghosts and haunted houses.  Jack o'Lantern gri ..read more
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WOMEN YOU SHOULD KNOW - ANGEL DE CORA DIETZ
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by Jeanine Hattas Wilson
1y ago
Art invites others to get to know us and our culture, and even help people understand themselves. Despite being told at a young age to devalue her culture, Angel De Cora used her art to promote it!  ANGEL DE CORA DIETZ PAINTER, ILLUSTRATOR & EDUCATOR (1871–1919) Angel De Cora was born into the Thunderbird clan, and was granddaughter to the chief of the Winnebago tribe. A relative named her after opening the Bible and seeing the word “angel.” Her Winnebago tribal name was Hinook-Mahiwi-Kalinaka (Fleecy Cloud Floating in Space).  At a young age, De Cora was kidnapped from her fami ..read more
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WOMEN YOU SHOULD KNOW - SOFONISBA ANGUISSOLA
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by Jeanine Hattas Wilson
1y ago
In honor of Women's History Month, we want to highlight a few women artist. The first one is an important reminder of one of the many difficulties women artists faced due to gender biases in the mainstream fine art world.  Sofonisba Anguissola Portrait Painter (1532 – 1625)  My twin and I are fortunate to live in a time where we can study the human form from life, which forms the basis for academic training and representation. When she was young, Italian Renaissance painter, Sofonisba Anguissola was not allowed to study anatomy or drawing from life, as it was considered unacceptable ..read more
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WOMEN YOU SHOULD KNOW - VANESSA BELL
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by Jeanine Hattas Wilson
1y ago
DID YOU KNOW that Virginia Woolf’s sister was an artist? Vanessa Bell (1879-1961) was an English painter, interior designer, and a central figure of the Bloomsbury Group. She also designed the dust jacket for the first edition of her sister’s book To the Lighthouse. Talented family!  I love to hear about other sisters who work well together. It’s great when my twin sister joins me on mural projects. She also designed this website! Can you think of other great sister teams?   _______________________________________ Self Portrait by Vanessa Bell, c. 1958.  Image via spartac ..read more
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A TRIBE'S TRIBUTE
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by Jeanine Hattas Wilson
1y ago
The Nuwuvi Cultural Center Murals The Chemehuevi Indian Tribe has a rich history and culture.  And their beautiful new Cultural Center had four blank walls calling for attention. Dr. Jay Cravath, the Tribe’s Cultural Director, collaborated with Tribe Members and Hattas Public Murals to create four 10-foot murals telling their story.   The Nuwuvi Cultural Center Murals 1 & 2 Murals 3 & 4 Before: The Nuwuvi Cultural Center Mural Mural 1: “The Exodus of the Chemehuevi from their Language Cousins” This mural shows the Chemehuevi moving away from the Southern Paiute in Utah an ..read more
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Witzelsucht The Game - A Hattas Holiday Tradition
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by HattasStudio 1
1y ago
The Hattas Team, and creators of Witzelsucht the Game! The winner gets their name added to our “Witzelsucht” trophy … which is on display in our studio for all to see! It’s that magical time of year again! Time to wrap presents, hang lights and invent ridiculous puns to get your coworkers laughing! There’s no question the artists at Hattas Studios are creative. But the innovation doesn’t stop a painting murals, sculpting foam or building themed environments. Our team takes great pride in our low-hanging-fruit humor, too. To some, puns may be groan-inducing and cringe-worthy. But at Hattas, t ..read more
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