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May 22, 2017

Incorporating Art Into Your Home


Incorporating Art Into Your Home


Once you bring your art home where will you hang it?

Often artwork is hung over a mantel or buffet or hall table.

Once I decide where I am going to hang it I also need to decide whether it will hang there alone or have a Support Team.


Incorporating Art Into Your Home

If I am hanging the art over the mantel the area around the painting can look too bare.




I like to gather a few things that I think will compliment the painting.


Incorporating Art Into Your Home


I don't want to overwhelm the art with a lot of unrelated things.

I will often choose accessories in the same colour family.



Incorporating Art Into Your Home


I decided that green will go with this painting, and yet still allow the art to be the star.

I picked a vintage green vase with a few chips on the base and a plain green bottle.


Incorporating Art Into Your Home


At the opposite end some vintage green books, a bonsai in a green pot and an interesting looking carved wood bookend.


Incorporating Art Into Your Home


I like the wood tones and the texture of the bookend.



Incorporating Art Into Your Home


I have been having trouble getting this bookend right side up, but I think it is okay here.


Incorporating Art Into Your Home

Almost there, if the bookend will cooperate.



Incorporating Art Into Your Home


The green accessories draw out the green in the painting.



Incorporating Art Into Your Home


Okay, I think I have it right now.  Adding a few accessories in the same colour tones as the painting adds another layer to the mantel and to the painting without obstructing the view or distracting from the painting.
After all, it is the art that we want to see and not a lot of things blocking it.

The art now has a Supporting Cast.



Incorporating Art Into Your Home


A few twigs from the garden adds some height.





Incorporating Art Into Your Home

See what happens when a new Supporting Cast is introduced.

Here is the same painting with blue and yellow accessories.


Incorporating Art Into Your Home


Now you see more of the yellow in the painting.

Although, the painting has very little blue in it, blue and yellow just go together.

The yellow in the branches actually brings the painting forward in this vignette.


Next time you hang a painting, don't forget to bring in the 
Supporting Cast.


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4 comments:

  1. Sometimes I hang, sometimes I lean. I love the idea of the "supporting cast." A wonderful way to describe it.

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  2. I really like the vintage pottery. Adds so much to the vignette.

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    1. I have many vintage pieces and incorporate them when I can. Thanks for stopping by. I enjoy reading your comments.

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