Tuesday, October 12, 2010

How do you define your style and start decorating your home?

Art and Soul
Once you have delved deeply into what you like and who you are and how you want to live, the first building block to your room d├ęcor should be art. It doesn’t have to be a new purchase. You could use a favorite piece that you already own to build around. Art is the soul of your home. Art sends a powerful message about who you are and what you want to communicate. It is your most powerful tool for personalizing your space.
When you start with art it’s easy to then coordinate your paint colors with the colors in your artwork, along with colors in your area rugs and the upholstered pieces.
Designer Secret: Take color photos of your art pieces and carry them with you when shopping for an area rug and fabrics for your upholstered pieces.

Where can you find art? Do you need to see things in person or are you comfortable purchasing from catalogs and online? I love to visit local galleries or commission a piece from a local artist. You can also use numerous artwork websites that carry everything from original oils to limited editions to poster art. You can do a Google search for artwork web sites and get an eyeful of fabulous pieces to choose from!
GO to Kimberlee Jaynes website to see the before photos and the dramatic transformation that all starts with the art work.

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