"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
_ William Morris
, 19th century craftsman, designer, writer

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Picture Show: Living With Art

Living with art is one of those incredibly personal decisions that makes it fun to peek inside a stranger's home -gallery walls immediately reveal intimate details about the people who live there, what they like and what's important in their lives. 

On my Pinterest page, Living with Art (follow me @bonhome), I have been collecting pictures of rooms with an artistic point of view. I love the way the gallery walls I've chosen as examples use an eclectic array of photographs, Polaroids, paintings, needlepoint and even paint-by-number pieces to establish cool, covetable personal style. Take note, and if the spirit moves you, go for it! 

My previous post, How To Create a Gallery Wall, offers tips to get you started.
The massive array of Polaroids papering the wall above is from ABeautifulMess.com.

Black frames and black and white photos unify a variety of sizes and shapes. Picture pinned from SmallShopStudio.com.

Although the shapes and styles of the art are different, the wall works because the size of the pieces relate and fill the wall like wallpaper.
 Pinned from Feedly.com.

 I love so much about this room -the light, the table, the wide wood-plank floors -and of course the arrangement of the artwork: two large pieces center an asymetrical, balanced display. 
Pinned from Holly Becker's Decor8 Flickr stream.

Wallpaper layered beneath an eclectic gallery wall. It may sound like something that would defy style and good taste, but it looks amazing. Bold & beautiful. Pinned from the very cool online magazine

 There is always beauty and elegance in simplicity. Would you have hung the smaller piece on the top or on the bottom? 
Pinned from the beautiful blog, In The Fields (formerly, A Country Farmhouse blog).

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