When all the designs have been implemented, when my clients have moved into their new space with their new furniture, rugs, and cozy pillows and throws, there is always a pause. My design pause is to take a moment and get the feel of the space before we put the icing on top of the proverbial design cake. That is to say, before we hang art on the walls.
There are so many opportunities out there to acquire art. The internet has exploded with sites dedicated to art. But to me, art should be a personal purchase. That’s why collaborating with my clients on up-and-coming artists, art shows or gallery openings is something I like to do. Maybe we take a day to go out and explore, or I encourage them to seek out art when they travel. Original art adds so much to a space! It usually has a story, invokes a feeling or style, and adds a personal touch to your space.
So, the next time you’re staring at your blank walls, keep this in mind. Original art is an investment. It can not only be a financial investment, but it can also be an investment in your design voice. It feels good to put a piece up on the wall that you bought on your trip to Savannah, or perhaps Paris or Reykjavik. You’ll remember the moment you saw it in the shop or gallery, who you were with, and all the feelings you were feeling. Isn’t that nice that a single piece of art could do all that for you?
If you need help exploring your art style, or even help placing or hanging already found pieces that are in the back of your closet, contact me by CLICKING HERE.
Let’s connect and you’ll discover what a difference original art will make!