There are so many ways to add personality to your space, adding an art collection is one of my favourites. I recently borrowed a book from my sister called “Think Home” by Judith Wilson. Today’s freezing rain gave me the opportunity to browse through it. She talks about how you can display art in various ways throughout your home.
I put together some photos of my art installed & styled in collectors’ homes as well as my own for you to get ideas from.
This collage from Juniper Print Shop looks great on this credenza. Abby has used a modern white frame with a large matte to anchor the styled vignette. The black and white botanical looks great paired with actual greenery. Overlapping the wood ladder in front of the artwork helps to add depth.
In my friend Lesley’s home office, she has paired two of my paintings with some fun graphic prints. Who wouldn’t be inspired sitting in this cozy little nook?
A floating shelf or picture ledge is an easy way to change up your art collection. If you rent or are not a fan of tons of nail holes in your walls, this is for you. This collection of art used to be displayed in my oldest daughter’s room before she decided pink was not for her.
This is the home office of my friend Jo. She is a thrifter extraordinaire and has the best eye for styling. This mid-century shelving system pops against the dark paint colour. She has a collection of contrasting sizes and shapes of frames. My painting is the perfect pop of colour and pattern mixed with her brass accessories and wood tones.
My friend Shannan has styled a large colourful print on her mantel with my Ontario Resin wood panel. Natural elements have been grouped together in this vignette.
Ignoring symmetry is something Judith speaks about in the book. “Hang one painting slightly off-centre above a mantelpiece or position pictures one above another in a single alcove, leaving the remaining alcove bare.”
This ceramic tray sits on my nightstand. A simple modern lucite frame holds one of my collages. You could put a photograph, post card or even artwork from your kids in a similar frame. Not a lot of dusting involved I promise. I love waking up & seeing it every morning.
Gallery walls are so much fun to put together. Here you see a collection of my artwork mixed with thrifted finds and original prints. Mix black & white frames with paintings to create an eclectic vibe.
Now is the perfect time to breathe some new life and bold colouring into your home. Buy what you love and you will make it look fabulous. If you have any of my art in your space send me a photo of it installed. There is nothing like seeing where my pieces find homes.