Muted spaces are all about a well-balanced, calm aesthetic. Rather than hanging high-energy artwork above the desk, a clean, classic grouping was made with framed photographs and women’s apparel. When grouping art and objects together in a saloon wall style, be sure to take scale and proportion as well as textural values into consideration. All the textures found in the framing, mat and woven hat play well together since they’re all from similar color families. Scale and proportion are kept in check by keeping spacing similar between objects.
One of the most interesting aspects of SCAD's Smithfield Cottage guest house design is how it embraces the imperfect. Found objects, unconventional artwork and unexpected details like this long table accessorized by a multicolored metal chairs mean the house never feels stuffy or too formal.
Original pink terrazzo floors and endless white walls give the home a contemporary gallery feel, making it the perfect spotlight for Bush and Stanley's extensive collection of artwork and found objects.
The outdoor kitchen's artwork consists of sculptures and wall hangings fashioned from found objects. A natural wreath of woven branches draws the eye to the patio's far wall. A small metal shelving unit provides storage so drinks and snacks are kept within easy reach.
Found objects are an eye-catching alternative to artwork above a mantel. You can replicate this look by layering discs, made of wood or metal, that you find new at discount home decor stores or while rummaging through items at thrift stops, says Donna Mathis with Haven Design Works. Look for ones with different sizes, which also can save money, instead of buying three large discs.