Guest Picks: Modern Art for the Home
Gorgeous color palettes and dreamy views make these 23 pieces perfect for any home
Beautiful, sophisticated art can be difficult to come by, but hopefully this ideabook will send you in the right direction. Almost every painting you see here is an original and many of them are so reasonably priced, you'll find yourself doing a double-take. Enjoy these gorgeous pieces! — Stephanie from Stephmodo
One of my all-time favorite artists, Katherine Sandoz, recently updated her online boutique of luxury items with some gorgeous, abstract landscapes I simply cannot get enough of. It is as if I could fill every room in my home with her beautiful, melodic paintings. They come framed too, making them easy-to-hang upon arrival — which is exactly what you'll want to do once you see these gorgeous colors and strokes with your own eyes.
If you are a Helen Frankenthaler fan like I am, then this piece will speak to you.
This is perfect for a feminine bedroom or a teenage girl's bedroom, which still requires sweetness, but is begging for sophistication.
Reminiscent of Monet's waterlilies, this contemporary version is mesmerizing, cheerful and full of positive light and energy. It would make a lovely addition to any space. Painted on gallery-wrapped canvas, it arrives ready to hang.
This is a gorgeous oil on panel by artist Paul Ferney showcasing the beauty of Sonoma County, California. I love the thick brushstrokes and the color palette. He is definitely an artist to watch (and to stock up on).
This is an interesting mixed-media collage with handcut paper squares. The artist swears it's therapeutic!
Nope, that wasn't a typo. This pretty piece is truly just $40. I love the natural palette and the tranquil feel.
If a shot of feminine pink is what your space needs, you've got it here. It's well priced too!
Here's a beautiful, calming seascape that will make your space feel more tranquil. Placed above a desk, sideboard or along a narrow wall, this piece would certainly be a lovely addition.
This colorful, eye-catching piece would add instant vibrancy to a room. And oh, my — you cannot beat that price!
Love the idea of a family tree, but not interested in the traditional arbre? Well, this is the best one I've found to date. I love the color palettes (there are two to choose from) and modern styling. I'd opt for a white or off-white frame (Pottery Barn's wood gallery frames are great for the price).
This is a cheerful, bold piece with just the right amount of femininity. It would look lovely propped up on a sideboard with a stack of pretty books and a lovely lamp.
Here's a custom piece everyone will love. The simple, thoughtful styling is perfection for the walls of a nursery. I've yet to see a personalized work I like as much as this.
This is a gorgeous, modern handmade print (from wooden blocks no less) and part of a limited edition. Bringing nature into your living space is most calming and this original piece captures the essence of the outdoors in the loveliest of ways.
Brilliant, warm hues juxtaposed against cool blues and purples create magic here in this modern, abstract watercolor.
This lovely botanical print would be perfect in a teenage girl's bedroom or framed in white above a midcentury sideboard in the dining room. A lot of versatility here. The quality of print is top notch too.
A small, bold piece, such as this, would be perfect in a collage of original art or propped on an easel on your desk. It's a stunning color palette. I can't stop thinking about this one!
A super simple canvas with a concise, well-edited palette of hues will complement many a space, without being overpowering at all.
If you have a soft spot in your heart for all things Jane Austen, then this sweeping watercolor will speak to you.
This would look lovely with a collection of photography.
Big, blue skies and a dreamy English countryside — what's not to love?
This is for the urbanite who likes pink, of course. I love the idea of framing this petite watercolor with an oversized mat for added drama.
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