Choosing Art // Does it Speak to You

Whether you are a fan of a singular statement piece or adore a loaded gallery wall, art can truly make a space.  Art has been a learning curve for my personal design style.  I fell into the peer pressure of well “they” like it, therefore I  should like it.  Which sometimes proved to be true, but other times, I was left uninspired months later.  What I have learned about art in my own life as well as my clients, art will move you.  The right piece will speak to you or tug at your heart strings.  Sally King Benedict is one of those artists for me.  
Dara Burris‘ piece made the living room Cassie & I created last year & it all came from Cassie stopping in her tracks after seeing one of Dara’s works.
If it is a print, an original work, a vintage find, if it speaks to you… it will work in your home.  I have multiple sources online that I frequent for prints, a handful of go to artists for original commissioned pieces for clients, but often times I head to Chairish to search all of the above at once.  You can search Paintings, Drawings, Photography, Prints, etc… and I have discovered some beautiful pieces in doing these searches.  
I find that layering in multiple pieces in various mediums provide a more collected look which has a bit more interest.  Incorporating an abstract with a vintage painted portrait & then a quirky photograph is going to draw the viewer in verses a stock series that can be picked up at any chain home decor store.
I am currently pulling a gallery wall together & was drawn to each of these pieces from Chairish (& most are under $100!)  
1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7
clockwise starting with the pink & white abstract.

Art is something that has the potential to be with you for the rest of your life.  So by trusting your self & going for that piece that truly moves you, you will love it forever.  Does everyone else have to love it?   No.  That is a powerful concept to realize when creating any space.  Make yourself happy first.
xo – Kristin