Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the mid-1950s in The United States. Pop art employs aspects of mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects. It is widely interpreted as a reaction to the then-dominant ideas of abstract expressionism, as well as an expansion upon them. I pulled a few of my favorites from ART.COM where you can purchase an array of sizes. Art is an expression of ones self through color and shape. Art is very personal and I always like my clients to pick something that speaks to them rather than employ what I think speaks to them. Bringing in Pop Art brings a modern edge to any space and gives it a non serious factor. I have found using Pop art for game rooms, home offices, kids bedrooms, and bachelor pads really give a sense of art influence and creativity. I recently stayed at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas where the rooms had many different pieces of artwork from Andy Warhol. I loved the mixture of sophistication mixed with such influential artwork by Andy Warhol. To get the look and make it work within your space email me email@example.com. You will see below pricing and sizing for each piece of artwork numbered above.
1. 10 Marilyns 1967, Andy Warhol, 53″ x 22″ Art Print, 9 Size and Print Options, $34.99 – $199.99
2. Flowers 1964 (Red Pink and Yellow), Andy Warhol, 12″ x 12″ Art Print, 12 Size and Print Options, $9.99 – $199.99
3. Twenty-Five Colored Marilyns c1962, Andy Warhol, 20″ x 24″ Giclee Print, 9 Size and Print Options, $9.99 – $199.99
4. Detail of the Last Supper c1986, Andy Warhol, 29″ x 21.5″ Giclee Print, 7 Size and Print Options, $9.99 – $159.99
5. Jackie 1964,Andy Warhol, 12″ x 12″ Art Print, 9 Size and Print Options, $9.99 – $199.99
6. Beethoven X 4, Andy Warhol, 38″ x 38″ in Collectable Print, $129.99
7. Crying Girl c1963, Roy Lichtenstein, 16″ x 12″ in Art Print, $17.99
The design trend “Industrial chic” combines elements from as early at the 1990’s incorporated with modern pieces from the now. Some may say this design style feels sterile, yet combining soft elements such as a sheepskin rug and touches of creams and whites can soften up the hardness of a space that evokes exposed brick or steel columns. Metal plays a big part of the style with machined iron and steel paired with unfinished wood for a look that is delightfully nostalgic. Currently in the hospitality design world industrial design is hotter than ever. I have been seeing more and more projects incorporating industrial elements to their overall concept creating a more edgy appeal to a upscale hotel or restaurant. In order to make this look work it is important to concentrate on adding one or two key pieces that are transitional yet traditional in form, giving rooms an injection of the unexpected. When shopping for this look think “old factory” with dynamic shapes. I have found one of the biggest resources for a more industrial look would be Restoration Hardware, High Fashion Home, and West Elm. All these suppliers have elements that are are in the direction of this design style, especially restoration Hardware. For more information on how to get the look email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I am always amazed how artists can take ordinary objects and turn them into something amazing and unexpected. The art of creativity is amazing. I am always looking around Pinterest to find unique projects to inspire my readers. I don’t know about you but wine if my life saver. Whether its a night out with girlfriends or cocktail hour at work, wine never disappoints;) I am a victim of saving my corks always “planning” on doing something creative with them. I am that girl that literally will jump in the trash to save a wine cork. I have been taking the initiative to research different ways to utilize my wine cork obsession and found some creative ideas below! Which one do you like the best?
Gallery Walls are a fancy way to describe a collage or collection of art and or photos you enjoy to decorate your walls. I know in a previous post I said there is no”right way” to do a frame wall, and I still stand strong to that statement. I like them neat and tidy. I like them fresh and modern or old and traditional. There are endless opportunities to make your wall look spectacular.
Today’s post is all about Black and white photos and how to depict a certain mood from these photos. I chose “Old Hollywood” as my main focus for all of my pictures chosen for my frame wall. As you can see I found pictures of many old school Hollywood actors and actresses that I have found I could most relate to them personally and their films. I have always had a huge passion for Jackie Kennedy and her personal style so I added her into the collection as well.
I have also done black and white photo walls with old pictures of family members for clients. One of my most favorite projects was taking each family member: great grandmother, grandmother, mother, daughter, and her daughters wedding photographs and framing them in beautiful gold and black frames like pictured above.
As far as the back drop or color of the frame wall itself I would go with a neutral color or a bold pattern like the one above. I would only do a bold pattern with 2 colors max and something pretty linear to the frames. I would also only do a bold pattern if all the pictures are black and white because the pattern will make more of a bold statement that way.
I hope this helps all of my design divas this holiday season on preparing your home for guests and making it as beautiful as you are 😉