How to buy artwork like a designer is a big title, isn’t it? Well, let me give you a little disclaimer that designers and decorators alike love a great piece of art, but what we really love is when a client has art that has a story or personal meaning behind it.
Here is an example of a client’s art that we used in their family room. But when clients don’t have a collection they love, we do what everybody else does: SHOP!
What are we looking for when we shop for a client? It depends on the client, of course, we interpret THEIR style and infuse it into THEIR home. But usually you’re safe looking for art that makes you stop and say WOW. We find that ZGallerie is very effective when it comes to retail solutions. Here are some of our faves from a recent project:
Actually here is one more from that project. But this art in the master bedroom was commissioned and created exclusively for our client. The tones of gray, black, ivory and pinks is a stunning frame around the sheer white shade of the chandelier hanging on either side of their bed. We were looking for impact without being too bold – the master bedroom should be a retreat of sorts.
This project is not finished, but the art was delivered and installed last week. Another custom piece by the same artist as the above image. It is huge – 60″ x 48″ and the colors were chosen specifically for the client and her home: navy blue, aqua, a pearlescent ivory, silver, and a hint of citrine.
Custom art is a great way to go when you want something unique and specific to your design – and it’s not as expensive as you might imagine. You can find students willing to hock their wares at most art schools too.
This image and the one below it were both found at Home Goods for $100 and $150 respectively. A steal in any project.
And I’m not too proud to admit that I have Home Goods art in MY house:
So what do you think? Some good ideas and shopping sources for you to shop for art like a designer.