Art For the New House

August 27, 2013

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Once we packed up all of the art, photos and frames in our last house, I suddenly felt disconnected from it.  It no longer felt like our house and now that we’re here in this new house, with still blank walls, we are still feeling a sense of disconnect. Art warms a home, at least it does for us. As we have been brainstorming plans and ideas for this house–everything from demo, to flooring, to paint colors, Chris and I made a goal to add a lot of art to this house–and if possible, invest in one major piece a year. Here are a few that we are currently eyeing for our walls:

1. Clare Elsaesser / 2. Lisa Madigan / 3. Todd Hunter / 4. Steve Keane / 5. Kai Samuels-Davis / 6. Franz Kline

And now you must excuse me while I put some holes in these walls and settle in. Feel free to recommend your favorite artists or pieces to check out.  We’d love to take a look!

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  1. Maria G. says:

    I appreciate such pictures because they are non-standard and if it can be said so, more «alive». They are very unusual and that is why they make your room unique and serve as a perfect means of modern décor. They make your accommodation more comfortable and romantic.

  2. Laura says:

    2, 6, 3, 1, 4, 5. That is my order. Absolutely love number 2.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Some are pretty and/or interesting, but I do not like #4.It looks like Satan is in mid-air, looking down, reading something. Bad energy. Your artwork is fabulous,Btw. Praying for you guys. I check every day, hoping to see that your house has sold. Am looking forward to what you will do with your new place. God bless you. Sherri

  4. Susan says:

    II’ve been following your house-saga. Ouch. We are selling a home in a very rural area of OR-so it will take a while,
    we know, but the waiting is the worst. Hope you sell asap. Fingers crossed for all of us!

    BTW, my son is an artist-check out his stuff at :

  5. Oh my goodness! These pieces are beautiful! #1 is my favorite! Gorgeous!

  6. I love two and three! :)

  7. I absolutely LOVE the Todd Hunter painting. Wish I could afford something like that for my house!

  8. One artist that I really like is Leonid Afremov. His brush strokes and use of paint color is so unique I just came to love him! Here’s two of my favorites

    Another artist that I really like is Carne Griffith. Here are two of my favs by him!

    They may not be what you are looking for, but they are still fun to look at! Can’t wait to see what you do with the place!

  9. Angel says:

    Love your taste. I actually have a print from Clare Elsaesser and I have several favorited from Kai Samuels-Davis (hoping to get one for my birthday).

    You may or may not like these etsy sellers as well: (ElviaPerrin) (ComArt – Christina Ripper)

  10. Anonymous says:

    That’s so exciting! I have to tell you two that I’ve been reading your blog for a long time and haven’t been a good blog reader – no comments. Sorry about that. I love the combination of house/food stuff – great, great! My kids love the Italian cream sodas, btw! I’m excited about your new house – we just moved recently too. And getting art up on the walls is totally the way to make it feel like home. Thanks for putting your journey out there on the interwebs for all to follow…..I’m always excited to see what’s next. Trish from Chicago

  11. The link for number 1 isn’t working :(

  12. I love #4 so much! It could go with any decor and it’s just interesting since the main focal point doesn’t take up the whole canvas.

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