This post is sponsored by Fine Art America
The finishing touches are what makes your house your home. What we collect, what we choose to display – it all helps tell the story of who we are, where we’ve been and maybe even where we want to go. I know that sounds a bit woo-woo – but it’s really true. Very often, when clients have spent a lot of time and money doing a major project, they develop a little burnout and don’t finish the job with the finishing touches. Sometimes it’s because the money ran out, sometimes it’s just hard to make even one more decision. It leaves even the most beautiful home look a little showroom when you want it to be showcase. We need art in interiors.
When the time comes, if original fine art isn’t in the budget, there’s great art prints from Fine Art America. I’m going to let them describe what they do: “Hundreds of thousands of independent artists and iconic brands… millions of unique products… 16 global production facilities in 5 different countries running 24 hours per day… and the world’s hardest working staff running the show from Santa Monica, California. Decorate your home and accessorize your life with incredible works of art, and help support living artists all over the world. Welcome to Fine Art America!”
Whew! No matter what your style preferences, they pretty much have anything to tickle your fancy and can turn it into the perfect finished wall art from framed pieces to canvas prints to posters to tapestries and even more.
I love this beautiful piece “River Bank” by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851). It’s so modern in feeling. So, over on Fine Art America, you select your chosen piece and if you’re looking to turn it into a framed print, then you navigate to that page and start looking at the different frames and sizes available.
In real time, the example images change to match your selected sizes and frame styles so you can visualize how it will look on your own wall in different standard settings such as over the sofa or on a mantle.
When you choose a different size, it will automatically scale to that size in the examples images. This is a super helpful feature.
You can try out different frame styles.
And for a less formal look, you can have the piece printed on stretched canvas or even as a wood print.
No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a style and medium for you.
As I was writing this article, I see that Fine Art America has just licensed many pieces from the Norman Rockwell Collection. I have to take a moment to brag that I have a signed Normal Rockwell print of “Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas” hanging in my dining area. Fine Art America doesn’t appear to have this print available but they have many others if wonderful Americana is your thing.
A few years ago, I put together a video of the art used in some of my design projects which I though you might find interesting. It includes tips on hanging and placing art as well.
I’d think to thank Fine Art America for approaching me to sponsor this post. I am passionate about the finishing touches in interiors and services like theirs makes it easy, accessible and affordable.
12 thoughts on “Art in Interiors: The Finishing Touch”
Hello Linda, The real treasure in this post was your video–unique spaces with unique art, and having your voice explaining how all was brought together. Your clients who had many images of their boat-house reminded me of a room I saw pictured somewhere that had many framed images of Mt. Vernon, so you don’t have to own your own scenic property to carry out this idea.
Thanks Jim! I loved their collection of boat house paintings!
Love love love that video, Linda! Art is so personal and can speak volumes about the person who chooses it. And your placement tips are spot on!
I adore the video! Well done. All of your explanations of how and why you placed the art in these spaces is a lovely tutorial of how to thoughtfully use art in a home.
Thanks Lisa – I appreciate your comment!
Loved your video and explanations of how and why you highlighted the art in each space. I especially loved how you brought the outside in with the cobalt blue colors and that piece of art after seeing the outside view. Gorgeous.
Thanks Mary Ann!
Thanks for this post and video. I so enjoyed seeing these beautiful spaces and also hearing about the use of art and effects of framing, adjustments in placement, etc. I just love your designs and appreciate your sharing your thinking with us.
That’s so kind of you to say Rhonda!
Wonderful post. I agree that art is so important. Thank you for sharing so many great tips.
Thank you so much Sharon!