Some of our most frequently asked questions revolve around art. Whether you’re an art newbie or a seasoned connoisseur, the expertise of an interior designer can truly make all the difference in cultivating the perfect collection. We’ve compiled 3 easy tips to help you shop and display art like a pro.
We would like to start by prefacing with one of our favorite design rules—there are no rules! Similar to interiors, art comes in many different styles, mediums, and genres. Mixing contrasting interior and artistic styles can produce very interesting spaces, and provide unique and totally individualistic flares to otherwise ordinary walls.
A general guideline we like to follow when selecting art for a particular space is pinpointing our desired scale and mood. Once those decisions have been made, we consider our client’s lifestyle, interests, and taste. For example, our client who adores traditional spaces while still appreciating modern influence was easy to shop for. A seen in the image below, we hand-picked these gorgeous abstract murals that are generous in size, and tie our colorway together effortlessly.
Even the most spectacular art can fall flat when placed incorrectly. A great tip for hanging frames is to place the center of your piece about 60 inches from the floor. Not only is this the most aesthetically pleasing arrangement, it also ensures that you and your guests can admire the decor without straining your neck.
As always, there are some exceptions to this rule. When placing artwork next to a door or window, we prefer to align the top of the frame to lay flush with the door or window to create continuity and establish linear balance.
Understanding the desires and lifestyle of our clients is paramount. Some may prefer to wake up to serene mountain views hung on their bedroom walls, others gravitate toward bold and colorful pop art. These core interests are extremely personal and individual, which is why we spend an appropriate amount of time getting to know the most minute details of our projects to hit a home run in our art curation.
We encourage you to research different styles that are unfamiliar to you. Discovering new mediums and genres will set you apart from the crowd and keep your creative reserve high!