Best Art Sources

Happy Friday! Today’s post is about the best art sources out there! If you know anything about me, you know art is one of my favorite things to source for interiors. Right above chairs and right below lighting (in more ways then one! Ha!)

Art is so important for any room, as important as seating and lighting! Without it the room can often feel flat and boring, with almost no personality. Today I want to show you some of the common places I source from for art that aren’t generic or too cutesy.

My #1 rule when I look for art is quirk. I love to see art contrast the room that it is in. If Its a small room, do big art, if its a colorful room, do some monochrome art. If its a really serious dramatic room put up a photograph of a black and white dog making a silly face. Art loves contradiction.

The second thing I look for is customizability. I want to get that piece in any size conceivable and if they have a framing option, even better.

Most of these sources check both boxes:

Chairish:

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(1)Bergundy Beret; (2)Blue Garrulus Caronatus; (3)Abstract Expressionist; (4)Harriet Stanton Intaglio; (5)Sometimes; (6)Painting Study Tomatoes; (7)Unspoken; (8)Vintage Marc Chagall Lithograph

Chairish is one of my favorite places to go for art because most of the pieces are one-of-a-kind and have a strong character. The Chairish print shop has recently opened which I am so excited about! Now you can customize your print to many different shapes. This is a great place to go for quirky art.

Minted:

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(1) Patience; (2) Late Harvest; (3) Angkor Hallway; (4) Abstract Botanical; (5) Golden Illumination; (6) Southern Cotton; (7) City Squares 2(8) Real Reflections(9) I Remember; (10) Folded Lines;

Minted is probably the art site that you’ve heard about. There are thousands of contributors and everything is customizable. I haven’t found one piece of art on here that I dislike. I have found that a small piece of framed art makes an awesome gift.

Artfully Walls:

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(1) Yellow Bowl; (2) Black Glitter Etching; (3) Soren(4) Street Art-4(5) Lovers In Florence; (6) Time Stands Still; (7) Wintertime VIII; (8) Vintage Portrait; (9) Perfumes in Tokyo; (10) Wrestling; (11) Blue Paeonia #6;

Artfully walls is the higher-end version of Minted. Their frames are all very customizable, and their selection is fantastic. You can search by style, category, color, price, you name it!

Little Paper Planes Shop:

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(1)Black and White Flower Study; (2)Somebody’s idea of a good time; (3)Salt Rock 1; (4)Landmarks; (5)Stack V; (6)A Law That Is Implied Without Being Said;

The coolest photographs can be found here. Little Paper Planes Shop walks the line between serious and quirky and they really take their art seriously. In addition to art they have super cute jewelry!

Serena and Lily:

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(1)Mid Century Fashion; (2)Summer Poem; (3)At The Mouth of the Russian River; (4)Source of Light; (5)”Sun” by Rob Delamater; (6)”Joy” by Vesela Baker; (7)Father Holding His Child(8)Rainbows V(9)Yellow Ochre Cloth;

Serena and Lily is not a site dedicated solely to art, they have so many other amazing products that I highly recommend, but unlike a lot of other full service home goods companies, they do art super well! They carry a lot of vintage inspired pieces, with a healthy amount of modern.

Society6:

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(1)Books Art; (2) Minimal line drawing of woman’s folded arms; (3)Corpsica 6; (4)Cat with ball; (5)The Office Poster; (6)Marfa; (7)Corgi Poster;

Society6 is the best. They are particularly known for their quirky graphics and as you can imagine, they have me hooked. If you are a bold and eclectic person, this is the place for art. A lot of their prints are also in pillow form!

Obviously these sources are geared toward the more affordable end of the spectrum. I have an array of favorite fine artists with large original works of art (*AhemDavidMichaelSlonim) and they will have their own post some day.

What are some of your favorite places to buy art? I am always looking for new sources!

Rust and Blush Living Room

Happy Tuesday! Over the weekend we visited cousins and their babies in Cleveland. (If you caught my insta-stories you know what I’m talking about) Cleveland has so much amazing architecture, culture, and things to do. We had a great time!

Today’s board features a rust and blush color harmony. This is a classic pair that I talked about a little bit here. When paired with white walls, black accents, and a minimalist style these colors really shine and feel very warm and cozy! The style of this room is modern and contemporary.

I like to design with a particular person in mind, and here I give a short description of who I think that person is and what their lifestyle is like. This makes designing more fun and meaningful, since design is about describing someone visually in order to help you get to know them. In these posts I reverse the process!

Sadie and Mark live in a Seattle apartment. They’ve softened the busy city with cozy colors and an open living space. Mark works at an architecture firm and Sadie was just hired as the social media director for a start-up. They have had their dopey chocolate lab, Duke for almost 6 years and he has spent every day barking at anything outside that moves. They are both crazy about card games, which are anything but subdued! Game nights at their place are legendary. Mark has always wanted to learn to cook and Sadie has always hated cooking so together they are learning how. In their free time they rewatch The Office, visit Sadie’s grandmother, and walk in the park, rain or no rain.

Inspiration:

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My favorite part of this room is the large rust-colored chair from Crate and Barrel. It looks like you could just sink into it forever… Second favorite would have the be that vintage planter from Chairish! Its floral, and slightly out of place with the modern style of everything but its a great little accent. Third favorite is that check rug from Loloi Rugs! Its got the perfect amount of color, texture, and pattern. I will definitely be using it again.

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