Designing Around a Piece of Art – The Nook

I have teamed up with, which is the
world’s largest online auction marketplace of fine and decorative art,
antiques, collectibles, and estate sales.

I have picked 3 paintings and have designed 3
different spaces around them. 

The first piece of art I have chosen is an Andy Warhol Mao print; it is an
original edition silk-screen on 100% acid free archival museum board.

If any of you follow me on Instagram you would know how much
I love Andy Warhol. I love the colors in this print and I like how bright and
vibrant it is.

For this painting I designed a nook, a lot of us have these
awkward areas/ corners in our homes and often don’t know what to do with them
or how to decorate them. Sometimes all you need is a great piece of art, some
simple furniture and some great accessories.

For this area I chose to go on the more black and white side
as I think the print is bright enough and as much as I love color I sometimes
think a pop of it is enough. I feel it is always important to balance out color
with black, white and neutrals (I think leopard print is a neutral!).

I love this print and I think it would look great in a lot
of homes. I will post the other spaces I have designed in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions, please let me know in a comment
and thank you for reading!

Items in This Post

Diptyque Candles

Black and White Stripped Pillow

Leopard Print Pillow

Ghost Arm Chair

Side Table

Faces Bowl

White & Gold Vase


  1. January 10, 2015 / 9:12 pm

    I'm a big fan of incorporating black and white with color. I love what you've done here incorporating the ghost chair (subtle and effective not to take attention away from the work of art) also ..The faces bowl is brilliant! Not many would have thought of doing that. Since the main focus point is a portrait artwork, utilizing such a bowl to "accessorize" the design really ties the entire concept all together. The patterns you chose are a home run as well. Overall great job! ~Tony Curry

    • January 13, 2015 / 5:29 pm

      Thank you so much, I'm so happy you like it! It's been a fun project to work on!

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