Sometimes clients find a piece of art that they love, but then question if it will work for their space. I always tell them that if you truly love it you will find a way to make it work in your home. However, I know it's not always as straightforward as that. Tricky situations can come up like a formal room with lots of architectural details, or maybe the room has a gorgeous coastal view and demands art that compliments the setting. Sometimes you need an expert eye to steer you in the right direction.
I recently spoke with designer Brittany Zimmerman of Bleu Bee Designs about the things she considers when choosing art for a space. Here are just a few of the special scenarios we covered:
How do you navigate rooms heavy in architectural symmetry (windows, doorways, wall trim molding)?
What about spaces with rich architectural details?
How should you handle rooms layered with multiple colors and patterned fabrics?
What about a room with a more serious or sophisticated feel like one with dark hues or expansive millwork?
For those who love a love a little whimsey, how can you weave fun, little surprises into your room?
How should you incorporate 3-D pieces like functional art?
Brittany was full of great advice and gave me a few things to think about for my own home. Watch our full conversation below for her tips selecting art. She also offers e-design services that allows her to help anyone no matter where they are located. If you would like advice for your own home, learn more about her services here.