Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Art.












I've got some empty walls and some things that need to be framed. I need to get on this.

28 comments:

Iheartfashion said...

Absolutely essential.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

I just found your site today, and I am already seriously addicted. Such beautiful things you pull for inspiration.

Ok, off to gaze around some more!

leni said...

art is a must ... and i definitely have a soft spot for it. i honestly cant get enough of it!

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if anyone could possibly get something art related in the Land of Italy. Sure, souvenirs and sun poisoning are readily available.

If not, I have a huge poster of a kitten hanging from a branch tagged 'Hang in there!' I took it from the hedge fund that laid me off back in the mid Nineties. Consider it my welcome back gift.

RLG said...

Great photos. I love the black and white photography in the office. The scale and drama is beautiful. Wish that was where I checked email!

Hanako66 said...

I am inspired....I have art laying all over the floor of my seldom used office/craft room.

Decorina said...

Most of the photos were great examples...but that first one? Looks like someone moved their bed into a surgical suite without cleaning it up first. Horrible.

Anonymous said...

1,2,3 = no, no, no! (for reasons similar to Decorina's)
#6 is my favorite, in it's setting - but I like simple, rustic, comfortable, uncomplicated - and bold
I like #9 too
I have so much art for my walls, I rotate it throughout the year, and sometimes hang things in different places too - I always find art inspires me in unexpected ways, even the same old pieces I've loved for years

Sarah said...

Since I am a painter (hate saying 'artist') I am seriously critical of a lot of art, but I love and appreciate a whole lot of it as well. That first painting you chose is delightful and as a painter and lover of horses I liked the horse neck as well of course.
yes yes- buy art- it's always a good investment!

Anonymous said...

NOTHING, BUT NOTHING adds more to a room than art etc on the walls. Except maybe paint on the wall behind it.

Jennifer Ramos said...

ART is really what makes a room interesting and adds another dimension that you normally wouldnt have....

Jen Ramos
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FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Me, too. But I just can't bring myself to do it for some reason. Um, maybe because it's no fun whatsoever?

s. said...

Art is nice and all... but there's also something to be said for an empty wall. I'm not kidding. And, I absolutely think that no art is better than crappy art bought just because a person feels the need to fill a space.

Nikki said...

That first one looks like it's painted straight onto the wall. My kind of art...nothing to bug the husband to hang.

Libby at Aurora Primavera said...

What have they done with HOBAC?

little augury said...

as long as the art is personal and personally chosen You can't go wrong, and that's not to say so for everyone-some will need help.It just can't be selected to go with the decor. a no no. la

Anonymous said...

How would I find the artists, sources, etc? I particularly love the first one. It seems to be painted directly on the wall. Such a simple and fantastic idea!

mary said...

Art is one of my passions------these photos are gorgeous. I love the whole process of framing and matting--the mat has to be just perfect for the art to show itself to best advantage. And without the right frame, an oil painting can languish un-noticed and neglected. I love the way the furniture acts as sculpture in so many of these photos. Thanks a bunch.

Anonymous said...

here's a question: why is there such a gap between the ready-made (read: affordable) options and custom frames? I need to frame a number of things, but I want something classy and custom framing is so damn expensive. I don't feel like there's such a gap in other aspects of decor.

Penelope Bianchi said...

OH dear. Some other things to avoid like the plague

PLAGUE!! EMPTY WALLS SPACE.........AND THINGS TO BE FRAMED!



Really bad!

Get busy! Empty walls.......oh so sad. Things wasting away; in need of frames?

Get them up there on the walls !!

even thumbtacks! Up!! Up!! UP!!!

Lolo said...

A good framer is as wonderful as an excellent tailor to me and I've yet to find either one here.

NotAmericanPyscho said...

Decorno, you know you're a goddess but yikes, #1 looks like Jason Bateman had a bit of time on his hands and went to town on the wall. The horse is my favorite...

NotAmericanPSYCHO said...

maybe i need to learn how to spell first... pyscho, psycho. haha

Anonymous said...

Framing and hanging has been my spring/summer project. Love framesbymail.com

I buy the frames and then take it to the local frame shop to have everything assembled and it comes out way cheaper.

HUNGOVER said...

OMG. Sorry, I'm adjusting to my meds. you know I meant Patrick Bateman. This is what a hangover and looking at scary art does to you.

Sars said...

maybe this is a terrible thing to say, but you'd be shocked by the frames you can find at goodwill (or other shops like goodwill) with a little work you can have a great frame, and sometimes you can find them perfect as is- and they are SUPA cheap.

birdy said...

Art is one of those things I've scored majorly on during my thrift store sojourns. My best score is a HUMONGOUS art signed/numbered print that several art dealers have listed for $1500 and up. My price? $75. CHA-CHING.

A few years ago, I bought a vintage Sex Pistols GOD SAVE THE QUEEN poster on eBay. Last week, I found an oversized garish gilded frame at a thrift store to frame it in.

Dana said...

I totally understand you, I would love to have a nice full of frames wall. I have some DIY projects on my blog in case you wanna visit :)

Xoxo,

Dana