Art + Room: Black and white abstracts

In preparation for Memorial Day, I am tying up a few loose ends here and there before I head down to Palm Beach...particularly with my clients and their accessorizing needs. Even my own apartment, which is being prepared to shoot, needs some final touches. A big something missing is perfect artwork...
 As much as I love color, my most favorite look has always been the chic paintings done in abstract black and white. There is something about it thats very modern and very chic. I don't care how traditional you want to go in your space or how boho, abstract art looks good anywhere. 
 If you are anything like me, then you believe in high contrast and its impact. Black and white make the perfect non color collision that effortlessly creates something so striking and stunning. 
 The great thing about this particular look is that it goes well in a loud colorful + oh so vibrant dining area...
 or even the most peaceful + simple bedroom.

images via lonny mag, daydreams, hellosukio.

Modern Art Moments...

I am still looking for the perfect art for my new apartment. It's got to be the perfect piece for above my sofa, so I am looking so carefully and trying to find the exact thing that just speaks to my heart.
Right now I am in love with modern art. These are a few of my most favorite looks. I love the bright vivid colors of these pieces. I also love the amazing pink hallway and super femme art. So fun. 
 Maybe I should just paint something myself, maybe then I would love it that much more...?

images via 1(unknown)//2//3//4//

Lana Gomez...

Allow me to introduce you to one of my favorite artists...
 I've recently been on the hunt for some art to go above my sofa, the bare is wall is just so sad and lonely. She needs something pretty. The first thought that came to mind. Lana Gomez. I absolutely adore her, one of my favorite gals back in LA and she it not only a sweetheart but she has style, and major swag. All the hot designers use her Kelly Wearstler, Tyler Dawson, Jaime Drake just to name a few...
Her stuff just looks so good in well decorated spaces. I am seriously needing a Lana Gomez piece like now. Which one would look best over my chesterfield?

Here she is again at the Santa Monica art fair. Always looking fab and in red. Love it. 

all images via lana gomez media

art + room: Damien Hirst Dots

This afternoon I am making my travel arrangements for High Point Market. Oh yes, its like fashion week for the interior design world here in the US and I am obsessed with it. I have days filled with showroom tours and my main goal is to see the artwork displayed with the interiors. My client's apartment has dark gray walls that are calling out for some color so badly!
What I am loving right now.... Damien Hirst dots artwork...oh yes. It's rocking my world and I kind of want one for the space, like RIGHT now....

Would look smashing in an all gray modern space, no?

art + room: ABSTRACT is the ANSWER

Designer Michael Smith kills it every time. I am in love with this mix of abstract art, art nouveaux, gold and traditional. Artwork just adds that special touch of edgy-ness that really makes it real and not too stuffy. I am always so inspired when designers can achieve that approachability factor... Incredible mix, don't you think?
amazing console piece + sophisticated horse + stacks of books + gold sconces + abstract art =
domestic bliss
why I love abstract art.....

I really love this mix of colors, it makes a perfect abstract vintage art look...

image one. two. three. four. five. six.

art + room: framed scenic paintings

beautiful french furniture + pretty pretty pink + gorgeous gold + beautiful scenic paintings =
domestic bliss
...because of my recent Sophia Loren portrait print, I am now on the hunt for more artwork to put in my bedroom. I think that a painting might just complement that photograph perfectly. Lately, I am all about beautiful scenic paintings. They take you to another place and add a little something to your space. 


The Art of to display art {the lonny magazine way}

Perfecting the art of displaying your art is something that is learned over time.
There are various different approaches to the execution, there will never be a perfect way.
What I can tell you is that when carefully done and thought out, 
the proper presentation naturally happens
and the outcome can be magnificent (even if you aren't a decorator).
In the latest issue of Lonny Magazine,
(october-november 2010...go take a look its sooooo good!),
I found so many fantastic images that are sure to inspire your inner art gallerina!
all images and interior design/decor ideas via Lonny Magazine

art + room...the many rooms of Lonny magazine

I just absolutely loved this issue of Lonny. It's always filled with such stylish spaces.
I find myself looking through the pages over and over for inspiration.
While most of us crave the decor ideas, styling tips, color schemes and gorgeous accessories...I myself, am always in admiration of the artwork. This month I am energized by the art choices.

Each work of art has such character and are statement making pieces that really resonate in my soul!
Photography, graphic prints, portraits and beautiful florals.
Oh how I just adore them all....sigh!

i've got NY on my mind...

Today all I can think about is NYC and I have fallen in love with this adorable Hamptons hideaway.
Check out this adorable apartment with brightly colored walls, fantastic art and great furniture.
This kitchen is so fabulous, I would love to entertain an outdoor dinner party here.
Lillian Bakhash's home is featured in NY Times house + garden section...there are more pictures of the modern and playful pad, enjoy!

decorista inspired art walls

The weekends in LA are just getting better and better.
The sun is shining and everyone is bustling about here in beverly hills. I am just loving it!
Totally why I moved out here from Texas....these are the moments I remember why. 

This weekend I am on a mission! The art wall in my room needs some art, and not just a few bits but I want my wall covered in beautiful art.
I am always inspired by the gallery and I am extremely inspired by some of these walls that are filled with art from wall to wall.
I just love the way it looks, something about the way an art wall can capture personality is so inviting.
My sweet friend Jami and I are hanging out today and hitting up Dwell on Design .
Hopefully I will get inspiration there too, for now, he is what is speaking to my heart...
images via...elle decor, mrs.blandings, everythingLEB, ritakonig, 

art + room: green living + colorful 5 de mayo

something about this big piece of work just spoke to me...
luxurious emerald sofa + citrusy lime green walls + colorful abstract painting = 
domestic bliss

and now a few more crazy colors + mexican decor in honor of CINCO DE MAYO...

oh how I love mexican serapes...they make the best beach blankies.
and pillows too!
how fun does this party look?
image courtesy of...
the neotraditionalist via VOGUE LIVING
design sponge

enjoy the holiday! ole!

art filled homes are my bliss...

I was originally going to make this an art + room post but as I found myself searching the entire
home tour over and over, I knew I had the share more.
Another amazing home tour from Apartment Therapy , Brad + Kendra from Boston (luuuv it)
created a glam sanctuary full of art. 
We all know how much I love my art!
Check out the huge ceilings + black moldings. 
(for more of the home tour click here)