Tobi TV: Let Your Artwork Inspire You

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I love original artwork! I collect a lot of original art, and I love to use it when I’m designing homes for clients – it actually often inspires my designs. One-of-a-kind pieces really add personality that can’t be recreated in another house or room.

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The key to using original art in your home’s decor is to let it inspire the rest of the room, and to allow the art to be the focal point. It really will give you space that is all your own and is full of personality.

So let’s take a look at some of my top tips for using original art to inspire you:

I’m feeling inspired already! Here is a quick recap of those top tips:

1. In a neutral room, use a brightly colored painting to add that pop! You don’t want to match to the painting, but do use the colors in the art to inspire the palette for the rest of the room.

2. Choose art that has sentimental value for you, or that reminds you of a special moment or person in your life. It will add meaning and emotion to your room!

3. If you have a piece of art that’s by a famous artist, like the painting in my client’s home by Dale Chihuly, hang it front-and-center so it can be enjoyed by your family and your guests.

4. If you’re a collector, edit your art so that pieces will complement each other, and will complement the rest of your decor.

What art or items do you collect? And how can they inspire your home’s design? I hope these tips have you looking at your art in a new way and seeing how each piece can inspire a room’s decor! Please let me know in the comments below how you’re using art in your home!









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3 Responses to Tobi TV: Let Your Artwork Inspire You

  1. Karena says:

    Tobi, being a collector yourself, I can see what an important place that art has in your design aesthetic and I love it! Thank you for a great feature video!

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  2. franki says:

    Oh, dear…there is goes again…”pop” of color….PLEASE, isn’t there another “catch phrase”…I’m thinking – Nathan Lane in The Birdcage here “One does want a hint of color!” Just saying… franki

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