I’ve been on a bit of an art kick lately. It’s probably because I am working on my own art at breakneck speed, and also seeking out pieces for my bedroom walls. Art (discovering and creating it) has been on my mind a lot. In addition to selecting them for myself, I’m always on the hunt for artwork to adorn client’s homes. For me, it is the single most difficult thing to select for someone else. Especially someone you only know on a professional level. The possibilities are endless and I spend hours scrolling through pages and pages of decorative artwork every week. It has to be affordable, interesting, the right scale, color, subject matter, and most importantly pleasing to the client. Most of my clients do not have original art in their budget so I need good resources for finding prints. While on the hunt, I find myself deferring to the same online shops over and over again.
One of those shops is MINTED. Known for their customizable invitations and greeting cards, they also have a huge selection of art. Every piece can be ordered in multiple sizes and even framed, which is amazing for me because finding large scale art is especially difficult. Minted carries artists from all over the country, and their selection is pretty great. I use them often for clients. I have also had experience with their customer service department, which I found to be top notch. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite pieces, but there are a lot more artists waiting to be discovered on the site.
BLACK AND WHITE
I rarely use black and white artwork in homes, and I’m not really sure why. I am a proponent of color in interior spaces, but there is something to be said for the stark contrasts and bold black displayed in this set. They would be especially lovely set against a colored wall. Blue if I get to choose. These pieces ended up being my favorites of the bunch. Also, I don’t normally lean towards photography as wall art so you will notice that it’s lacking in this post. Two things I need to reconsider for my upcoming projects.
I love an arrangement of flowers. It’s the most natural use of vivid colors, and very rarely offensive. Sometimes selling a client on an edgy and abstract piece can be difficult, but no one ever complains about a lovely floral painting. They are unassuming, delicate, and give a shot of femininity to any space. I especially like the softness and translucency of watercolors when shopping for artwork.
When looking for landscapes I noticed a common theme. All of my selections were misty abstracts with blurred edges. I guess that’s my thing. I don’t like when landscapes look too real. I’ll buy a photograph if I want a perfect representation. Recently, I used an Emily Jefford's print in a kitchen project (middle bottom). Her moody skies bring a sense of depth to my interiors.
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