The Christopher Kennedy Compound at “Villa Golightly”

I was thrilled to receive a call from Allison and Liza of Trellis Home to discuss a project for The Christopher Kennedy Compound Show House for “Modernism Week” in Palm Springs, California. I was even more excited to find out that my work would be featured at “Villa Golightly”! Kelly Golightly is a social media sensation! With Kelly’s a sparkling style guide for modern-day Audrey Hepburn’s of the world, celebrating the art of living a colorful life. visit Kelly at

This show house event celebrates the appreciation of mid-century architecture and design represented in Palm Springs. The “#1 Must See Event of Modernism Week” – The Hollywood Reporter

This master bedroom has been featured in Traditional Home magazine “Color Me Modern” issue.

For this exciting project, I took my “vibe” from Florence Broadhurst, a distinctive Australian wall paper and fabric designer. I was inspired by her design legacy and bold style. I was attracted to a particular bold at her “peacock” motif printed wallpaper and decided to create a large peacock silhouette, filling it in with hidden names, places, patterns and even a illustration of “Villa Golightly”. Working with Allison and Liza’s color palette of cream, soaring sky blue, aqua and teal, the monochromatic colors work harmonious together. I rotated the canvas to 45 degree’s to create a diamond shape to highlight the peacock and give the painting a mid-century feel. This piece is completely custom, from the composition to color, and I’m proud to have it included as a showcase piece in this fantastic event!


University of Pennsylvania Campus “Mondrian” Style Custom Art

Jeffrey J Mattia Penn Mondrian

These “Mondrain” style canvases were created for my client Patrick’s, Soho loft in New York. He commissioned me to create artwork that would be featured on the focal wall just inside his foyer.

Soho loft

I started the process by having Patrick send me pictures of his space. After looking through the photos, I was drawn to the grid on the beautiful floor to ceiling windows highlighted by Colbert Blue panels across the top framing the breathtaking city skyline right outside his windows. At that moment I knew I wanted to paint two large Mondrain style panels. This iconic abstract composition includes differing line widths and assorted blocks, creating rhythms that ebb and flow across the surface of the canvas — I felt like this was the ideal inspiration for this project.

Penn Campus Jeff Mattia

The next step was to share my vision for this artwork with Patrick. During our conversation, Patrick talked about his Alta mater of the University of Pennsylvania along with the international cities he has lived. After submitting a few sketches we decided to use the campus grid of the University of Pennsylvania as the inspiration for this piece.

Mondrian Penn Campus JeffreyMattia

Next I worked to create the perfect color palette balancing both the warm and cool colors of his space.  We landed on blues, yellows and oranges which work brilliantly in contrast to each other and with the space.  I finished the painting and delivered it to Patrick’s apartment. It was thrilling to see my work in this beautiful loft overlooking the energetic city of New York.

Greek Wrought Iron Inspired Custom Painting

This wrought iron print collection was inspired by my client’s honeymoon in Greece.


My client was looking to create a collection of prints for her family room inspired by all the beautiful, hand-crafted wrought iron she discovered on her bike rides throughout the Greek islands during her honeymoon.  My client wanted to create a keepsake that would mirror her graphic, modern style and provide a pop of color to her tonal family room.

With inspiration from her many photos, I first illustrated detail work in India ink to share with the client to get an idea for the final composition.  I then painted several options in both gauche water colors and India ink.  The options were narrowed down to two paintings that would frame french doors in her room.  She loved the initial India ink detail work that she ended up framing those pieces and interspersing them with her photographs to create a gallery wall opposite my paintings.


I loved that my process of creating the art pieces ended up inspiring my client to create her own gallery which wasn’t the original intention.  She is thrilled with the final outcome of both of the projects and loves that it captures her honeymoon.