An Art Inspired Room

There are many schools of thought about selecting art for your home. Many art purists shudder at the thought of picking art to match a sofa or wall color,  while many designers (myself included) see nothing wrong with that.  I’ve commissioned some great pieces from artists based on fabric swatches and paint chips in fact!   But what about decorating a room around a specific piece of art?  As a former art gallery worker I can tell you this- if you absolutely LOVE a piece of art you can and should make anything work- including basing your entire decorating scheme around it!

While sourcing some original art for a client last week I came across this piece by Daniel Brice I just loved.  It has such a Rothko vibe to it and the softly painted tones of coral, red and beige spoke to me.  So I attempted to design a bedroom based on it!
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Here’s what I came up with:

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What are your thoughts on art and interiors?

 

Framed Intaglio Art

I have long loved the classical beauty and intricate details of intaglios- but especially displayed in modern frames and hung in groupings on the wall.  Here are some awesome examples of a variety of settings using the traditional art in fun ways:

A simple pair looks awesome above this modern console and set against patterned wallpaper.
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A close up of antique intaglios.

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Artist Crush: Mary Nelson Sinclair

I finally got a minute to sit and read the new Domino while Henry took a nap and saw the work of artist Mary Nelson Sinclair and loved it. Probably because it has such a strong Cy Twombly vibe (whom I LOVE). I know people will think “I can do that! It’s just scribbles!”- I dare you to give it a try! It’s SO hard to do abstract art (I’ve said this a zillion times before, I know, but I fear it must bear repeating!)

Here is a piece of hers in her cool apartment:
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The Beauty of Botanicals

I have long loved classic botanical prints, and am now trying to find the right spot in my house to use some.

This room by Erika Powell is one of my all time favorite uses of this kind of art (I’ve read those are super affordable posters- but I cannot find them online anywhere).  With the grasscloth and white upholstery it’s a modern take on traditional.

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A huge grid of smaller prints hung above a green velvet sofa is a showstopper.

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