Monday, March 22, 2010

ART

Sometimes a piece of art is the leading lady in a space and other times, best supporting actress. An oil painting, a photograph, a watercolor all might be the inspiration for the entire feel of a room or conversely, the perfect finishing touch- the icing on the cake, the cherry on top. I spotted the beautiful watercolor above on new-to-me blog Kelle Dame. Kelle happens to be, among many things, an artist. Clearly, a very talented artist. I inquired about this lovely still life and was excited when Kelle let me know that it is for sale. At 16''x20'' the peach painting most definitely falls into the leading lady category and would make for a gorgeous focal point in any interior. Kelle also takes on custom commissioned pieces and can create a beautiful painting to suit your fancy and compliment your home.

If you're looking for some inspiration for how to use art in your own home, just take a look at these gorgeous rooms. Whether your preference skews toward the contemporary or the traditional, abstract or realism, these beautiful works of art and the beautiful spaces in which they reside get my creative juices flowing. I don't think I can pick a favorite, can you?



























{top image via Kelle Dame, as for the rest of these gorgeous spaces, they are from my own inspiration files so please forgive the lack of credits}
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15 comments:

Raina Cox said...

I have two prints coming back from the framers this week, and your post has me so excited at the decorating possibilities!

The Shiny Pebble said...

I just love looking around the house and seeing that what I have on my walls are actually made by someone. Photographs, oil paintings, multi media collages... Art to me is a piece of the artist's soul. And they are staged in prominence, because it is my way of honouring them.

A Perfect Gray said...

Awesome post! so inspiring; I'm ready to re-arrange my art and buy more!

liza said...

Wow. Fantastic group of inspiration photos! Thank you for these. And I love the watercolor. Great post!

nkp said...

Thanks Liza! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
-nelya

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

It will come as no surprise to you that, no, I can't pick a favorite! I love them all. :D

Alexis said...

Swoon!

erin@designcrisis said...

Skyscraper painting!!!

my favorite and my best said...

i have long adored that still life of the spoons. it is fantastic.
also, yes, susie's stash is ridick! she could open a store. you will die nelya.

Michelle said...

what a great post! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

susie q said...

I love this post. I love art even more than chairs -- and some would say that's impossible. I love seeing your own home photos at right, nkp! When did you add that -- I love it. So many beautiful areas.

mb said...

I need, I want, I got to have art. Art is my main love after my family of course. Thanks for the inspiring post.

Splendid Willow said...

I am a huge art lover. Art & books make a home. LOVE every single image, dear! (But what is new!) Cyber hug, Mon

nkp said...

Hi Michelle! Thank you for stopping by, glad you enjoyed the post. And of course, welcome!

nkp said...

Susie: The home images are actually just previous posts. If you click on the image, it will take you to the post. Oh, they've been there a couple of weeks maybe. Glad you like. Gracias!