Ideas for Wall Art

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Axel Vervoordt’s Venetian Palazzo

September 11, 2011 § 1 Comment

I have been in love with this house since it came out in Architectural Digest 5 or so years ago in a September issue. I have brought it to every house I have moved to, which has been more than one a year and it respectably sits among my design books. European interiors have always appealed to me most, I don’t know if it is my Polish background or maybe my little beach house of a shack I spent my summers in, with only oil lamps to light the night, but either way I am incredibly draw to these cozy European designs.

Axel Vervoordt is a well respected Belgian designer with the simple design philosophy: “Make people happy; make them discover things in themselves; make them feel at home and love their house.”

Secret hideaway?

In love with the use of sage and soft terra-cotta colors. Always fond of rustic raw tables.

Whimsical like drapes

This made me fall for indigo

Makes me think of reading with a cup of tea. Media doesn't belong here.

Inspiring space to work in

Art Find – Marisol Spoon

August 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

Marisol Spoon, found on Etsy, creates some lovely oil paintings. The style is enchanting and mystical with elements of nature and classical tails with a vintage feel.  The art is printed on premium matte paper with archival ink.

Girl and Fawn

Girl and Fox

Library Masquerade

Owl Girl


Strange Art

May 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

There is something about this I really like, but I don’t exactly know the words for it; I think it’s strangeness and expressionless face just intrigues. As some of you may know by now, I like things that make you stop and look and this certainly does.

Apart from the art, I also love the raw wood floors and the use of indigo (one of my favorite colors).

Fornasetti – Still in Love

March 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

I was in love with anything Fornasetti the moment I came across Piero Fornasetti’s designs. Fornasetti is an artist from Milan who created over 11,000 pieces that featured the face of Lina Cavalieri, an opera singer known for her stunning beauty. Fornasetti says that he found her face in a 19th century magazine and once he began making pieces with the face of Cavalieri as a motif, he never stopped; his “Tema e Variazioni” (theme and variation) collection of plates has over 350 designs. His work primarily uses black and white, incorporating the sun and time themes and influences of Greek and Roman architecture.
This is my favorite Fornasetti Design:

Flat Screen Art Via Apartment Therapy

Empty Frames Wall Gallery – Tip

March 24, 2011 § 1 Comment

Empty frames are a great substitute for buying art. All you need is a collection of frames, whichever style you prefer and then hang them in an artful way. You can find frames doing some thrift store wondering. Don’t turn your head if it is not a prefered color, if the frame itself is of quality, you can spray paint them to make a mismatched bunch more cohesive. You can make this wall of empty frames as large or small as you like. For positioning, look at all the frames as a whole and make the center at eye level.

DIY Sentimental Art – Thursday Tip 2

March 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

"Key To My Heart' by Savannah B. Lubomirski

I strongly believe in making your own art. It’s really quite simple if you don’t over think it and it’s much more sentimental if you do it yourself.
For my four year anniversary with my sweetheart I made him this piece of art.
I first picked a few sentimental pieces and then wondered the thrift stores to find some interesting little knickknacks. I then lined the back of a deep frame with a white handmade paper that had a subtle texture. I  painted my little treasures black and lastly I attached them using a hot glue gun.
I choose a steel frame and black knickknacks since this was for my guy and because it already had love written all over it I had to find a way to make sure it wasn’t too cutesy. You can change the design shape, frame and color depending on who it is for and/or what style you want; if you are going for a mod style try a bright turquoise, or if it is for a little girl the design could be a heart in a mid-tone pink.

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