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Modern Art Adds a Focal Point and Conversational Interest

11 Jan

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Modern art adds a focal point and conversational interest.

modernart2Art in any style is a welcome enhancement to a home. In addition to adding beauty, a piece of modern art can create drama, interest and emotion in a room. The colors, shapes, brushstrokes and composition evoke a feeling, with their movement, energy and form.

Often people add art as the finishing touch to a room. Another very effective design strategy is to start and color around it.

Modern art can be created in any medium, in most any size and shape. It can be calming or energizing, monochromatic or brimming with color.modernart3
When we think about art for our homes, we tend to think about wall art – flat art painted with watercolors, oil paint or acrylics, and most often we hang art on a wall above the sofa or fireplace. There’s so much more to modern art, including sculpture, collage, found objects, ceramics, and glass.
The most prominent piece of modern art in a room can be something we don’t even think of as art – such as a sculptural chair, a dramatic rug, a striking chandelier or an unusual coffee table.

 

modernart4Focus your rooms with a piece of modern art this season. It will reflect your personality and pull a room together beautifully.

 

 

 

 

For more ideas or for help with your next design project, please contact the team at Delux Drapery & Shade Co

www.deluxdrapery.com

Stairways As a Work of Art?

6 May

Paying attention to the design elements around your staircase can make it into a work of art.
A little TLC on this often-neglected area of your home can elevate your spirits,Stairs1
adding drama and a focal point to your home.
We often regard our stairways as just a transition area from floor to floor, and we neglect the decorating possibilities. And yet in many homes, the stairway is a focal point of the foyer or living room. Decorating it thoughtfully will add drama and beauty to your home.
Staircases tend to occupy a small, fixed space, so decorating takes place in a constrained area. There’s not much you can do to change the exact shape of a stairway, unless you’re up for major home renovations, but you can still do a lot to add beauty and interest.
Just think of all the elements you can use to decorate a stairway:
Stairs2• Wall art, including paintings, mirrors, groupings of photographs, sconces,
and collections of objects
• Wall finishes, including interesting paint colors, faux finishes, wall coverings and wainscotting
• The landings with accent furniture (such as small tables, chairs, stools,
ottomans or benches), area rugs and accessories
• The stair treads with surfaces of wood, stone, carpeting or paint
• The stair risers with beautiful ceramic tile or an accent paint or stain color
• The ceiling with a dramatic chandelierStairs3
• The railing and banister, constructed of wood, metal, cable or rope, in a variety of styles, from the simplest brushed aluminum or clear varnished paint to ornate decorated iron or brass. Continue reading

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