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.