If you’re visiting from InStyle, welcome! Here are a few links if you’d like to get acquainted:
-You can see everything Iâ€™ve done with my current house so farÂ here which includes the living room, dining room, kitchen, powder room and art studio.
-There is a tour of my last home on Design SpongeÂ here.
-You can shop my virtual shop for one-of-a-kind antiques, original art and vintage gemsÂ here.
-If you want to know more about me, you can check out this page.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Okay, onto today’s post. Doesn’t the title of this post sound like it’s going to be some long dissertation? Well, it’s not. In fact, it’s about as simple as you can get. My best advice for creating a truly unique and personal home is this: buy original art.
If you’re a regular FTRB reader you know that I’m a huge art lover and that I’m somewhat of an evangelist when it comes to original artwork. There are so many talented people all over the world who are making great art at all price points, there’s just no reason to settle for soulless, mass-produced, ubiquitous pieces. Plus, you’re supporting artists and in my book, that’s huge.
For my post at Houzz this month, I rounded up twenty original paintings from Etsy.com, all under $200 and here are a few. I had a hard time limiting it to twenty because I could shop for art all day, everyday. I love it that much.Â You can get more details on these and see the rest of my picksÂ here.
This is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what’s available so go online, visitÂ local galleries and art fairs, dig around flea markets and junk shopsÂ and pick up some original art! Don’t buy the dining room one though because I want it! Â Kidding. Sort of.
Have a great weekend, everyone and thanks so much for all the really nice and supportive comments this week! Next week is shaping up to be kind of exciting too. I have some news and another fabulous giveaway, among other things. See you Monday!