Thursday, June 25, 2015

bring happiness into your decorating

bedroom decorating ideas
One of the pleasures of being an artist is imagining how you might enjoy the painting in your home. In order to get ideas, I love reading decorating magazines like House Beautiful. Looking at these fabulous homes all over the world, I never fail to get inspired by artfully displayed treasures. 

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Now those who are clutter adverse, I want to point out that even in Marie Kondo's best selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, she points out that the purpose of getting rid of extra stuff is to enjoy art. In other words, art is not clutter. Art is not the enemy. Art is the source of joy that we need in our homes.
bedroom decorating ideas

Create Harmony in your Bedroom


For this room view, I took inspiration from Pottery Barn. I love the perfume tray on the dresser, the neat stack of books, the fresh flowers and the jewelry organizer. I chose this display to highlight the art of a butterfly that reads "harmony." I imagine you getting dressed each morning with a reminder of thoughts of harmony for your day.
bedroom decorating ideas
Again, using Pottery Barn as a source of  inspiration, the Harmony Butterfly is an integral part of this table scape. I imagine you have a collection of ceramics that you either collected from flea markets or inherited from your grandmother. I imagine this artwork being equally home in a girls' room or in a young woman's first apartment... where do you imagine this art?
Harmony Butterfly, 12x12" Mixed Media 
on Wood Canvas by Miriam Schulman

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Where would you display this painting in your home?