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2016 Fall One Room Challenge: Week 3

How To Add Art To Your Home That's Anything But Boring
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2016 Fall One Room Challenge

There’s nothing that makes a space quite like art.  It’s the easiest way to infuse personality and really make a space your own.  That’s why in all of my ORC’s and in all of my design, including my own home, there’s always an emphasis on art.  Which brings us to the focus this week.

Next week, I’ll begin to actually show you the space coming together, specifically the art, but this week I thought I’d share my art -focused design board, as well as a few tips that I always adhere to when bringing art into my life.

When talking, designing and buying art, I stick to a few rules.  Rule one: buy what you love.  Like wine, art is subjective, so unless your collecting or investing, then forget about if the art will lose its value, or if it’s well respected, or blah, blah blah.  If you love it, buy it.  End of story.

Rule two: always think three-dimensionally.  Art isn’t just something you frame; it’s African juju hats, baskets and skateboards (see my loft), it’s literally anything you can hang on the wall.  So add a bit of dimension and depth by thinking outside the frame.  Oh, and bonus points if you can fit a swing arm lamp or sconce into the mix.

Rule three: mix it up with frames and sizing.  With so many framing options now available (white, gold, wood, ghost, black) there’s no need to be basic.  Plus digital framing services make it easier than ever; I’m a big fan of Simply Framed.  Same goes with sizing; treat a gallery wall like a puzzle and mix in all shapes and sizes.

Now that you’ve heard my three rules of thumb when it comes to art installations, tell me…do you like to go bold on your walls? What 3-D details are you dying to try? Stay tuned for next week’s peek into the spaces, where I start to incorporate these pieces you see here.  Truly, MKR 

P.S. Follow along on Snapchat tomorrow as I give you a few sneak peeks as I actually begin installing the art into the space.

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ADDITIONAL CREDITS:

One. Natural Juju Hat | Two. “Leaf in Green” | Three. “The Sassi” | Four. “Surf” | Five. Alchemy, by Steve McKenzie | Six. 12″ Hope Basket | Seven. “No Vacancy” | Eight. “Pining for Pineapple” | Nine. | Ten. Circular Rattan Wall Mirror 

The Players: Jana Bek | Chris Loves Julia | Shannon Claire | Coco.Kelley | The Curated House | Driven by Décor | The English Room | From the Right Bank | Sherry Hart | Hi Sugarplum | House of Jade | Hunted Interior | The Makerista | Making it Lovely | Marcus Design | Pencil & Paper Co. | Megan Pflug | Place of My Taste | Suburban B’s | Waiting on Martha 

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  • I love finding out-of-the-box solutions for 3D art – silk flowers, plates, baskets, bowls, even 3D wall panels! The hardest part is figuring out how to attach those things to the walls! Can’t wait to see your space come together!!

  • I couldn’t agree more – the art is always my favourite part! Can’t wait to see this come together, Martha!
    Sarah xx

  • Love keeping up with this! CAn’t wait to see the final product.

    cristin | http://www.thesouthernstyleguide.com

  • Great post! Love hanging unconventional things on the wall. I actually tried a DIY juju hat on the blog. Love your plans. Can’t wait to see the final result.

  • Good rules. I’ll have to do something 3-dimensional. I can really only think of one thing on my walls that is. That is a candleholder. The glass globe broke, but I had a little planter with some artificial roses and a little votive in the middle that fit just right! I’d really like to hang plates on the wall and put some shelves up to hold tea cups. I like your idea of sconces and swing-arm lamps. I need to do that.

  • Love the collection. You rock the gallery wall and I’m sure you will do double duty on this one.

  • Your art picks are sooooo good!

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