This week’s Room Inspiration is all about art. When I walk into someone’s home, I am immediately drawn to the art on the walls. I find that it can say a lot about the people that live there. Whether a grand piece or a wall of many pieces, art gives character to a home. I am drawn to all types of art; sketches, abstracts, landscapes, and photography all find special places in my heart. Small treasures or large scale features equally capture an emotion when you walk into a room. While I enjoy art immensely, and find joy in art of all price points, I am very particular in selecting which will find it’s way onto the walls of our home.
Frequently asked about sources for art, here are some of my go-to favorites:
- Local galleries
- Artist studios
- Flea markets
- The Tappan Collective
- One Kings Lane and Chairish
- Recently larger retailers have become increasing better at curating collections that often original or limited edition art. Both West Elm and Crate and Barrel have added works by lesser known artists to their showrooms and catalogs. Last year, Minted and West Elm teamed up to bring designers from the Minted community to West Elm customers.
These are a few of my favorite displays of collections ranging from large oversized to small antique paintings. I especially enjoy art in unusual locations like bathrooms and kitchens. Which approach inspires you most?