|Love the mix of the modern, black and white piece over the stairwell with the gold framed oil in the foyer.|
|Tara Shaw uses an oil painting to balance all the lightness in the room. Perfection!|
|One of my all time favorite rooms! And here they've used not a traditional oil, but what looks like some sort of drawing to the same effect.|
|Great mix of new furniture with art and the antique clock.|
|A wonderful living room by Eleanor Cummings. Art over the fireplace again.|
|Here Loi Thai of Tone on Tone uses beautiful landscapes combined with his Swedish antiques. Love!|
|I have a tear out of this room from years ago! But look how timeless it is?! Love the mix of charcoal sketches with all the gold in the room.|
|Designer Phoebe Howard.|
|Corner in a room by Lauren Leiss.|
|Just love this!|
|I have always loved this dining room by designer Phyllis Trevor Higgerson. Traditional still life in oil contrasts with the creamy Swedish furniture.|
And art is not limited to living rooms and dining rooms. I absolutely adore art in a kitchen! When you mix the character and patina of an old painting with all the sleek stainless steel and clean modern lines, it creates a great contrast.
And bathrooms too! It looks amazing in bathrooms. Art adds texture to a room that is otherwise all smooth surfaces.
|Lynn Scalo designs.|
Your art can be a sketch, an oil or watercolor, or even an etching, as long as it is actually art. The difference between hanging one of these, and only hanging ready made prints, or worse, no art at all, is dramatic. I have bought most of my art at flea markets, antiques stores and on Ebay, but you can scour garage sales, tag sales, or second hand stores and get great bargains. And like adding a collection, adding art means your house will look like no one elses! Your house will not only be true to you, but truly individual.
Sharing at the following blogs this week!
Savvy Southern Style
French Country Cottage
Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Sand and Sisal
Our Southern Home
Peonies and Orange Blossoms
Peeking Thru the Sunflowers
Maison de Pax