Taxidermy has been a popular art form the last few years. Several artists have completed amazing works using this morbid medium. I enjoy seeing the works in museums, but I struggle a bit with having a real dead animal in my home. Luckily, other artists have created fabric or papier-mache animal pieces that I’m comfortable with. I love the whimsical and enchanting feel…especially during this time of the year.
Frédérique Morrel Tapestry Taxidermy
Window at Bergdorf Goodman
Hannah and I both use Youtube to learn how to do certain things from stretching our canvases to creating a screen print. We also send our clients Youtube videos for art related questions. Sometimes it is just easier to have a visual! We came across this excellent video on Domaine Home via One Kings Lane. It is a step by step guide on how to hang a “salon” style gallery wall in your home. Really helpful tips! Have a look…
Nicole Cohen is the blogger behind the site Sketch 42 blog. It is one of our “go to” blogs for inspiration and discovery. It was not a surprise to see her home to be just as stylish and curated as her blog. To top it off she is an artist as well! Check out her blog and work here on Sketch42.
A quick and easy way to display your artwork is just to line them up against a wall. You can easily change the design and style, and added bonus is no holes in walls. I think it looks best in an uncluttered space as to not distract from the work. Also it is great for large pieces. Just be nonchalant about it!
Nothing fills up a wall better then a big piece of abstract art. There are so many variations and it can go anywhere in your home. It can set the mood with colorful gestural piece or minimalistic black and white. With it bold strokes, colors, and/or patterns a large abstract is a perfect piece to make a statement. Here are some great examples…
We can’t always lead a glitzy and glamorous life, but why not have an inspiring piece on our wall. This photo from Nadia Attura is exactly that. Nothing says glitz like The Ritz, and the effect she puts on the photograph gives it a bit of classic glamour and elegance. Here are a few modern day items as well to make your everyday world shine.
1. The Ritz by Nadia Attura
2. Gold Pendant Lamp from Lazy Susan
3. Classic Legs by Kelly Wearstler
4. Gold Cabinet from Gattox
5. L’Artisan Parfumeur from Ahalife