Art + Room: how to decorate with art

Art is everything! It is the bones of the room, always. Collecting art for your space is a process, you want to collect over time and make sure to find things that speak to you emotionally and speak to the story of the room. The latest issue of Lonny captures some fantastic spaces...and I personally think its because of the amazing artwork! Ruthie Sommers (one fab LA decorator) chose this whimsical piece for her porch, so tongue-in-cheek
We all know how much I adore photography, and this shot of the majestic ocean stole my heart.
A boombox is so fresh, fun and masculine. A very hip addition to a space. 
This abstract is very artsy and unexpected. I dig it. 
Fun and flirty women standing around...very vintage chic.
I love this portrait that was done by the homeowner, color by numbers sometimes can be fun to do. 
A very cool print adds some interest and will always strike up a good convo.
Nudes are my fave. A very sophisticated and elegant addition.
something about old portraits of stuffy men gives me a nostalgic feeling. I love that. 
Roses. So feminine. So beautiful. The perfect explanation of a woman! And I love the size. 
How picturesque is this gorgeous photo of Paris? Can be great to keep memories of lovely trips. 
Black and white paintings are the ultimate for chic.
This pretty set of waves serves as the perfect guest room piece, relaxing and fun, all at the same time! 
all images via lonny.