I feel like I'm at a slightly awkward age for art. I'm far from my college days when I was happy to tape just about anything to my walls, but I also can't waltz into a gallery to find a snazzy piece for my entryway. Though I've yet to even determine the type or genre of art I'm most drawn to (it all kind of intimidates me), one thing I know for certain: I never want it to look too done, too perfect. I love the look of leaning art in addition to hanging it, especially when the rest of the room looks finished (so it doesn't look like you're in a perpetual state of just-moved-in). It exudes the same sort of cool vibe you get from a girl who knows the exact way to offset a slouchy beanie with spiky stilettos and adds a bit of unexpected dimension to a space. Here are a few rooms I'm particularly drawn to, as well as my mantle to show how I've incorporated it into my own space.
Loving Right Now
There's something appealing about two pieces that aren't supposed to work together - but somehow do. And I'm not talking about wearing your winter coat with flip-flops (a sweet look I attempted once or twice in high school). It's about downplaying a sequined skirt with a cozy ...read more