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10 Design Strategies for Art Lovers

10 Design Strategies for Art Lovers

This Ideabook is for art lovers. Artists get into a real tizzy about the subject of people looking for art-to-match-the-sofa. Coming from a background as an artist, I always encourage my interior design clients to select art first if they don’t have any so they feel free to buy what they love and not worry about what it goes with. And then we can plan the decor around the art. I’m sure I’ll get an irate artist or two commenting here. I’ve spoken with some artists who feel the art completely stands on its own and should have nothing to...

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Display Art at Home with Nary A Nail or Hook

Display Art at Home with Nary A Nail or Hook

Display art at home with nary a nail or hook in sight by leaning it like you mean it   Leaning art has one obvious advantage – you don’t have to whip out the hammer and nails and/or consult your landlord to do so. But there’s more to it than that. There’s an elegant carelessness to art resting nonchalantly against the wall that is in keeping with schemes that strive for the ‘imperfect perfect’ look; schemes that don’t take themselves too seriously. In fact, when done well, leaning art not only provides a beautiful accent to a room but is...

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Work of Art: How to Have Your Home Looking Gallery-Gorgeous

Work of Art: How to Have Your Home Looking Gallery-Gorgeous

Great art needn't cost a fortune – these thrifty and creative ideas will have your home looking gallery-gorgeous without breaking the bank   Finding ‘that’ masterpiece for your home is not as daunting as you might think. It doesn’t have to be an artwork created by a master – it’s a work of art that you feel is a masterpiece. You do not have to know about fine art; you do not have to visit the most established art gallery; you do not have to spend a fortune; and you do not have to be an accomplished artist, stylist or...

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How to Chose and Hang Art

How to Chose and Hang Art

Great art is wasted if hung at the wrong height or on the wrong wall. Here's how to hang art the right way I love art. I often joke that my tiny apartment here is more an art gallery than a home, because truth be told, I have more art pieces than furniture! The great thing about art is it so easily makes a house a home. Take two homes with identical pieces of furniture and wildly different art pieces, and you’ll see how much of a statement art can make. While many people believe art collecting is an expensive...

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Create Your Own Art Gallery at Home

Create Your Own Art Gallery at Home

Find out where to begin and what to consider when piecing together your private art collection   Art is a visual tool that immediately depicts a story, emotion and atmosphere. And selecting artworks you love for your home will determine the overall look and feel of your place – it will set the scene of your lifestyle and perhaps even entice nostalgia. You can use a collection of art to your advantage, by displaying your taste and personality over a range of different art forms and having your guests discover your personal journey through a tour of your home. Not...

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