A Guide to Sourcing Artwork Like a Pro

 

You’re almost there. Your home reflects your impeccable style, but it’s missing a little something… a little something that sets your home apart from the rest. And that je ne sais quoi is original artwork. Look at your beautiful home now, then close your eyes and envision handcrafted textiles, paintings, and even sculptures in all the right places. Goosebumps, right?! 

When people enter your home and see intentional, unique, handcrafted pieces of art, they’ll not only say your home is stunning… they’ll mean it. They will feel your style, and they’ll LOVE it. Yes, that’s the level we’re looking for here. But… and this is a big but, the right artwork is essential. Curating your art collection is a science, it involves finding an artist and creator that will bring your personality and style to a space, without upsetting the overall design you’ve worked so hard to build. 

Oh yes, finding the right artwork for your Dallas-Ft. Worth home is an art in itself. If you’re ready to take the plunge and become an official grown up with curated art in your home, you’ve come to the right place. Just keep reading for all you need to know. 

Art for Every Room

 

Balancing the right pieces of art, along with the right placement of said pieces, is an absolute must. So, let’s take a look at each room in your home, and determine where you have room, or don’t have room, to add artwork.

Kitchen

Kitchen artwork doesn’t have to be food-related, or wine related. But any piece of art featuring food or drink can be a tasteful addition to the kitchen… see what we did there? Think beyond an oil painting with a bowl of fruit. Abstract art that fits with your color palette is an alternative to traditional paintings. 

Your Bedroom

This is where you can really let your style show. Your bedroom is all about you… and whomever you share it with, but let’s be honest, mostly you. So for bedroom art, think personal. This is a fantastic opportunity to commission a local artist to do a big piece, or you can opt to go with a smaller collection for a personalized gallery wall.

Nobody else really visits your bedroom, other than the kiddos sneaking in every so often to invade your personal space, or snooping family members, so here you really have some freedom. Whatever artwork you choose, it should fit the overall mood of your bedroom, whether it’s calm and relaxing or timeless and chic. 

Living Room

This area is less formal, but still needs something upscale. You can choose to go with one oversized piece as a focal point, or a smaller collection for a gallery wall. If your style is a little more playful, a gallery wall with a combination of mixed media art would be great. Or a mix of prints and photographs is another beautiful display you can try. 

Weavings and other textiles are also huge right now, and bring an unexpected appeal to any space, especially common areas like a living room. The living room is also the perfect place for sculptures. Just keep your overall color story in mind with any piece you choose. 

Dining Room

Here’s your chance to go formal and fancy! This is where you can put the art that you want to be seen, and never, ever touched. Because the kids know not to even think about messing with your tablescapes. 

The dining room should have that feeling of extravagance. Want to do an entire wall piece? Go for it! Looking for something that stands out against that wallpaper you had to have- maybe something 3D? Perfect! Even if you don’t use the dining room often, you should still catch that “my, my, my she’s a beauty” vibe every time you walk by. 

Where to Find Original Artwork for Your Collection in DFW

 

 

So now you know what you’re looking for… it’s just a matter of finding the right pieces. And sometimes, that’s the most challenging part! To help you get started on creating an art collection that brings you joy, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorites.

  • Jill Malouf, a local DFW artist that creates custom pieces for clients in almost any size, to fit any color story. 
  • Heather Essian has a studio in Fort Worth, where she does abstract paintings, along with textile art and sculptures. 
  • Lauren Williams modern textile art and paintings bring any room to life with a unique style and presence. 
  • Benson-Cobb allows you to source artwork based on your color palette, with made to order options. 
  • Kimberly Loveland at La Montage does big and bold paintings that bring life to any space.
  • Debbie Daise paints whimsical still lifes, florals, and landscapes. She also does drawings. 
  • Paul Meyer is an Austin based painter and sculptor that infuses a little Texas in each piece. 

 

Still overwhelmed by the thought of putting together an entire art collection for your home? Don’t stress! We’re here to walk you through the entire process, from sourcing the perfect pieces for your home, to helping you find just the right placement for each. 

Whether you know exactly what you want or you only have a vague idea, we’re experts at mapping out a design that exceeds your expectations at every turn and transforms your house into a home.

Our clients are busy professionals, often juggling multiple homes and priorities, like children, demanding work schedules, and active social lives. You’ll feel relief, joy, and pride in having a space you love, where you make memories, entertain your loved ones, and seek solace in a busy world. Simply click or call to begin your design journey.