Tweet What is it about abstract art that can be so intimidating? For many it starts with the definition of Abstract art – paintings that do not depict a person, place or thing of the natural world and is followed … Read More
Tweet I crave the feeling of new decor, I think I am actually addicted to it. I love retail therapy for my home. Too often I find myself buying new pillows, pictures, dishes, vases, throw blankets, duvet covers, towels, and … Read More
Tweet I’ve been on a mid-century modern kick in my search for design inspiration lately. There’s something about the strong shapes, clean lines and utilitarian flourishes that appeals to my brain. Granted, I have waaaaay too much stuff to ever … Read More
Want More MCM Design Inspiration?One of my favorite blogs for mid-century modern design inspiration is Desire to Inspire. Kim and Jo are an amazing pair of bloggers. Despite having never met (Kim is in Canada and Jo is in Australia!), they have put together a meticulously curated blog full of drool-worthy images. Desire to Inspire features a variety of eye candy: interiors by fabulous designers! Reader house tours! Interesting architectural projects! Jo and Kim give us all a glimpse of great design and architecture from around the world. And who can forget the weekly Pets on Furniture series? It features--what else--cute pets on great furniture. It's design inspiration for animal lovers!
From Inspiration to Reality...Of course, many of the rooms featured on Desire to Inspire contain amazing art. Here are a couple of my favorites--along with Gallery Direct art to fit the bill if you happen to be inspired by what you see. What a yummy living room by Anonymous Architects: [caption id="attachment_3899" align="aligncenter" width="528"] [Anonymous Architects (http://anonymousarchitects.com) via Desire to Inspire][/caption]Right? Get a similar geometric vibe with a piece like Geometric Conclusion III by Benjamin Arnot from Gallery Direct's collection: [caption id="attachment_3900" align="aligncenter" width="400"] [Geometric Conclusion III by Benjamin Arnot on framed paper][/caption]How about this dining room from Desire to Inspire reader Irving's apartment: [caption id="attachment_3901" align="aligncenter" width="528"] [Irving's dining room via Desire to Inspire][/caption]Mimic his monochromatic/eclectic gallery wall by mixing paintings like Shirley Williams' Shadow Play IV (brand new to our collection!)... [caption id="attachment_3902" align="aligncenter" width="400"] [Shadow Play IV by Shirley Williams on framed paper][/caption]...with other types of images--like a vintage map of your favorite city, like this map of New York from 1840: [caption id="attachment_3903" align="aligncenter" width="400"] [Map of the City of New York (1840) on framed canvas][/caption]And I could go on and on. Head over to Desire to Inspire to see for yourself! Where do you find design inspiration?
Tweet My most recent project with Gallery Direct was selecting art with a couple in Austin, Texas that just moved from the East Coast. Two very different personalities presented themselves, which is always a fun design challenge. Nicola, a fashionista … Read More
- Check out the Brand New First Additions
- Use the search engine with key words that express an emotion you might want to feel in that room.
- Gallery Direct has the best Subjects section online. That is where we found what we were looking for. (Abstract for Nicoloa and Coastal and Tropical for Christian)
- To help finalize your decision for your art selection, choose three, print them at home or your office, tape them on the selected wall(s). Leave them up for at least a day. By the end of that day you will know which one you want.
- When deciding on a size, use blue tape to safely show you the impact of the size on your wall. Don’t be shy to go big!
It may still feel like Summer but Fall is just around the corner and with cooler temperatures comes more time indoors. I don’t know about you but the Fall and Winter are when I start to notice places in my house that need a bit of sprucing up. Maybe some new furniture or a new image or two on the wall, Fall is the perfect time to update your decor. Join @ThriftyChicMom and us, @GalleryDirect tonight at 9 pm CST for decorating tips, tricks and suggestions as we discuss updating your home decor! RSVP HERE We want to hear your tips, so please join in with suggestions and comments.
5 Lucky winners will each win a $200 credit for FREE ART to create that perfect custom art piece to update your home decor so be sure to join me @ThriftyChicMom and @GalleryDirect at 10pm EST #GalleryDirect
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