Choosing Artwork for Your Space


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.


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