Have you often wondered…Where can I find something different to use as artwork; something I don’t see in everyone else’s home, a piece that I will love for a long time if not forever??? But also won’t break the bank!! Well, I’d like to help you!
As a Home Stylist in Tomball, Texas I run across this issue often. Unlike many years ago, there is truly an abundance of beautiful artwork available to us now. But I work for some great clients who find that spending hundreds of dollars on one piece of artwork, either doesn’t fit in their budget or their design psyche. A challenge I relish…finding beautiful options that leave money for more important things!
Number 1 on my list, Travel Art! Here, a couple of small water colors by an obscure artist discovered in the square of New Orleans on a trip gifted me by a dear friend for my 50th birthday. Thanks Shelly!
One is just the perfect example of architecture along the streets of Orleans, the other a beautiful interpretation of Oak Alley, a glorious plantation home surrounded by 300 year old oaks.
They are simply framed and given a prominent home near my front door. I grouped them with another altered photo print from a very interesting, leather skinned artist I met in the central market while visiting Santa Fe with St. Philip. They are similarly framed and the continuity in color and subject matter make them great companions!
Option 2, Kid Art. Your children’s creativity can be a wonderful addition to any room, reminiscent of the masters! Both my boys had an art teacher in elementary school that used the masters as inspiration for her classroom. I just cherish their work, priceless!
I will never tire of these; they welcome guests, warm my space, and make for great conversation. But best of all, they constantly remind me of the lovefull memories and blessings that fill my heart.
A picture is worth a thousand words…
Your home is a reflection of you...
You are what you hang….oh never mind, wrong verb!
Anyway, just open your eyes to the possibilities! What can you frame that means something to you and yours? And like I said, leave money in the budget for more important things, like making more memories! Hanging Joy! B
By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. Proverbs 24:3-4