Art 128 Ideabooks

Opposites Attract: Modern Art in Traditional Rooms
I talk (and write) incessantly about creating "collected" rooms; ones that appear to have evolved over a long period of time. To me, achieving a look that floats timelessly from one generation to another isn't about matching periods, woods and finishes;...
Designer Interview: Creating Space With Art
Art can transcend decorative purposes in order to function practically and dynamically — not only to fill space, but potentially to create space too. For New York designer Tracey Coffin, a fascination with the permeable and unconventional space-defining...
Make a Place for Children's Art
Decorating with children's art in a home adds a wonderful touch of whimsy and down-to-earth personality. The art can be your own children's, or a special piece done by a niece, nephew or grandchild. The days of temporarily hanging these masterpieces on...
Sculptures in the Landscape
Whether your tastes are for Andy Goldsworthy large-scale, site-specific works, or are geared toward pink flamingos, outdoor sculptures are always a surprising delight. Sculptures can make a very dramatic statement, and their placement is important. Some...
Help Out: Art and Design for Japan
The tragedy that struck Japan has been in our hearts this week, and with all the reports and images of destruction it can feel overwhelming to figure out how to help. If you're looking for a way to give, here are a few pieces from artists and designers...
Flea Market Finds: Botanical Prints
I adore lush, verdant plants — the problem is, they don't stay that way for very long under my care. So in addition to vigilantly watering my feeble-looking flowers, I make sure to supplement with plenty of plant-inspired art. My main source? Flea...
17 Ways to Bring the Gallery Look Home
Whether it's a visit to a gallery in SoHo or to an exhibition at your hometown museum, there's something about how the gallery spaces are arranged that brings out the best in the pieces. If you are a budding art collector or simply want to display your...
Transitional Style: Light, Art and Accessories
A transitional interior creates an inviting space through its organic lines, neutral color scheme, and use of light and warmth. This is done through the introduction of woven products, natural materials and an uncomplicated aesthetic. An effective
Make a Big Statement with Oversized Art
Have you ever fallen in love with a piece of art only to bring it home and find it's hard to appreciate from a distance? Both I and my wallet are quite familiar with this. Thanks to a $940 mistake involving a gorgeous piece of pop art my toilet got very...
8 Alternative Ways to Display Art
I bought my first piece of fine art at 28. Two years later, as I entered the steel gates of Thirtysomethingville, I'd accumulated so many pieces I ran out of wall space. My vertical challenge turned out to be a happy accident as I taught myself great...
Poster Panache
Take a second look at posters as art to proudly display anywhere in your house. You can use them to influence a color scheme, add a dose of humor, or even preserve a bit of your personal history. Some posters are highly sought-after collector's items...
Idea of the Week: Clever DIY Wall Art
There's so much to love in Kyle and Lauren Zerbey's modern Seattle home, but one easy-to-replicate detail that struck many readers was this leaf-like installation. Can you guess what it's made out of?
Mosaics Bring a Classical Art Form Home
I fell for art mosaics and I fell hard when I stood under the spectacular ceilings of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome for the first time. How could I not when you consider that they've been an enduring decorative art form for the better part of the last...
Haute Style With Affordable Art
You love art. Maybe you studied it in college, maybe you spend weekends perusing museums, maybe you dream in color. But you're not about to show up at an auction and bid on what has been termed a priceless piece. Thankfully you can fill your home with...
Houzz Tour: Empty Nesters Transition to a Luxe High Rise
Designed by Zack de Vito Architects for a couple of empty nesters in Russian Hill, this luxury high-rise boasts generous skyline views of downtown and the San Francisco Bay Bridge. What a delightful transition from a traditional family home to one that...
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