Some homeowners find that selecting a piece of art to complement a room can be an overwhelming process filled with many opinions and recommendations. But for some passionate art lovers, the perfect piece of art is the starting point and focus of a room.
Jackie Caprara is one such homeowner. While traveling in Budapest, Hungary, she fell in love with paintings by a young artist named Luca Koroli whose work was displayed at the Four Seasons Hotel.
After inquiring about the work, the concierge at the hotel arranged for a meeting with the artist at her studio.
“When we saw her ‘Forest Collection’ we loved it,” Jackie said. “When she pulled out our painting we knew right away. Her technique was so different. I loved it.”
The colors were just right and she was able to learn the story behind the painting called “Forest Anatomy” from the artist herself.
When Jackie sat down with the Christopher Burton Luxury Homes’ team she told them about the 8 feet by 5 feet painting that needed a space. The home design includes a wall big enough to display the art beautifully with added built-in lights.
There is an art to displaying art. Here are some tips to consider:
- Buy what you love. It doesn’t have to be expensive to provide you with enjoyment.
- Prints or portraits should be hung at approximately the eye level of a person standing between 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall.
- When displaying several pieces on a large wall, hang artwork close together rather than scattered across the space.
- Play with the arrangement of art by taping paper templates up on the wall or spreading the art on the floor and shuffling them around until you get the look you want.
- Don’t underestimate the power of the correct frame. Almost any frame style and finish can work together. You can create an eclectic look with different frames or keep it simple for themed photography pieces.
- Mats can highlight colors and add a finished look to artwork.
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