Georgia O’Keeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986) was an American artist best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, animal skulls, and New Mexico desert landscapes. She was an important contributor to the development of American modernism. Perhaps her most iconic paintings are her close-up renderings of flowers, Red Poppy being just one example of the many she produced throughout her long career.
Red Poppy is filled with warm, earthy tones – a colour palette that can be easily recreated in any interior. Introduce browns from the painting into a space with darker woods like oak or walnut, add pops of red with accent pieces, and soften the overall look of the room with yellow-toned accessories. Finally, add soft fabrics to emulate the flowing forms of the painting.
Another option is to focus on the red dominant in the painting and add green accents as a contrast – this can be done with various home accessories, but also with the use of leafy houseplants that echo the theme of nature found in Red Poppy.
Alternatively, take inspiration from the actual subject of the painting – a flower. The poppy depicted in Red Poppy has somewhat of an ethereal quality to it, so whether you fill your home with floral patterns or just drop in a few hints of florals here and there, they should be bold, yet delicate in their composition.