Looking for the perfect piece of abstract art to hang above your sofa, but can't find exactly what you want?
Create the art yourself with a bold-colored acrylic paint and a six-foot-by-four-foot canvas.
Designer Angelica Henry selected this large silver art installation of spheres to grace the hallway and foyer of her client's home to introduce the minimalist approach she used throughout. It hangs spectacularly against a cream wall, adding depth and dimension while allowing the modern canvas painting on the opposite wall to hold equivalent prominence.
Keep your decor in proportion. In this designer model home, everything in the bathroom is grand, from the oversized spa shower and clawfoot tub to the picture window and adjacent wall. When you have a sizeable wall in a prominent spot, fill it with a massive canvas painting or framed artwork. Whether it’s your own original art, an affordable painting from an undiscovered artist at a local arts festival or a piece found at a thrift shop, flea market or home decor store, you can find large artwork for all budgets.
Turn any table or floor surface at your party into a mess-proof art station. To do this, you’ll need a roll of craft paper, mini art canvases, acrylic paint, plastic cups filled with water and small paint brushes.
Designer Heather Hogan Roberts likes using succulents because they are resilient plants that require little maintenance. The homeowner already had this arrangement in another room, so Roberts made it a key item in her coffee table makeover. The living room already had the sphere fixture, but the Ivy and Vine design team spent $42 on a canvas and paint to make the artwork.
A white stairway is the setting for a collection of contemporary art, both framed and canvas. The painting of Mick Jagger is an oil on canvas by Alexi Torres, an artist from Cuba. In the white frames, acrylic and ink paintings by Lindsey Porter are on paper from Nepal. The collages are by Isabelle Gautier and Vesela Baker, and the framed black-and-white piece is by Gee Gee Collins. The railing and floors are hardwoods in the Home for the Holidays designer showhouse in Atlanta.
Designer Tawna Allred created this delightful kids' bedroom for her two daughters. Allred used her extensive background as a professional oil painter to repaint her daughters' drawings onto canvases for a personalized touch.