Hi there! It’s time for another round of ‘Art & Interiors’! I love showcasing an artist’s work and then sharing ideas on how furniture and accessories can enhance original art in your space!Read More
I always love looking at “Before and After” stories in interior design magazines and on blogs. I hope that you do too! Today I’m sharing a recent project where we transformed a living room in Lafayette, CA. The transformation is full of color and was inspired by a 20 piece art series that my client inherited.Read More
You guys, I was scrolling through my photos, and I found a project from a couple of years ago that has a fun original art story behind it!Read More
The goal of this design project was to provide a comfortable seating area that complemented the existing art in my clients’ family room. They have kids, dogs and cats — so the furniture needed to be durable, pet friendly as well as beautiful!Read More
Hey you guys! I’m dropping in here to share how you can commission a piece of art from your favorite artist — so that it is made especially for you!!
If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that every Sunday, I share the work of an artist whom I admire. It’s a fun way for me to make a connection with an artist and it also keeps a catalog of work that I find inspirational!
I recently found Stephanie Henderson, an artist based in Atlanta, GA and posted the above image of her work on my IG. One of my clients saw my post and was absolutely taken with the composition and asked me to contact the artist about a commission! Commissioning an artist is easy — all you have to do is ask! These are the three steps to follow to work with an artist on a commission.
1. Contact the Artist
Contact the artist via email or through social media. I emailed Stephanie and asked what her availability was for a commission — she got right back to me and gave me her timeline.
2. Discuss the details with the Artist
We talked about what size and colors that I wanted to have included, as well as her pricing and preferred method of payment.
3. Ask for a Color Sample
She then sent me a sample of the colors that she had selected, which required our approval. See how amazing the colors look with our fabric selections?
We approved the colors, and within 2 weeks, we received the gorgeous painting.
One final thing — make sure that you have a framer that you trust! Framing is so important, and can really enhance a piece of art! Always look at several frame options before making your final decision.
We hung this gorgeous piece in my clients’ master bath — which is adjacent to the master bedroom where all of those vibrant fabrics that I showed you are located!
Add art to your home and it will bring joy! Contact me if you are interested in my interior design and art curating services!
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