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The Design File Interview: Choosing Artwork for Your Home
Excerpt from interview:
Q: Is it best to choose art that matches a room or build a room’s decor around art?
Niche Interiors: I think that the idea of matching a room’s decor to a piece of artwork is outdated.
Typically, I don’t design a room around a painting, it’s usually the other way around. I may decide that a large statement piece is needed to bring impact to a space, but I will wait until after the room is painted and all the furniture is installed before searching for the specific artwork to complete the room.
Q: Is there such a thing as too much art in a home? When do you know if you’ve gone overboard?
Niche Interiors: Yes, there is!
Remember that just because you have available wall space, it does not mean you need to fill it up.
This is a common mistake I see in homes. Edit your collections and give them room to breathe. Allowing for negative (empty) space around your artwork will draw more attention and importance to them.
* Interior Designer San Francisco – Niche Interiors *