House Tour Trend Watch: Hot Artwork & Display Ideas

House Tour Trend Watch: Hot Artwork & Display Ideas

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Janel Laban
Feb 24, 2011
Portraits, Vintage Tech & Multiples
One of the most interesting ways to spot popular decorating trends is to peruse our House Tours - savvy readers can start to see which ideas are taking hold and heating up, just like the uptick in homes featuring vintage style transit rolls showing up in our contest entries over the last few years. Here are three artwork and display trends that are hot right now, popping up with increased regularity from coast to coast during the last six months:
Portraits have always been always popular but we're seeing them more often, in styles ranging from second-hand kitsch to intriguing contemporary photographs:

George Lowell's Classic Contemporary Apartment

Tim's "Old Boot" of a Carriage House

Jose & Ben's Light and Cheery Apartment

Tomas and Eric's Downtown Davinci Loft

Vintage Tech is an area of collectibles that seems to be heating up. Old cameras, typewriters, televisions, radios, record players and more are taking pride of place in homes, whether they are functional or not. A few examples from recent tours:

Kathleen & Maurizio's Imported Italian Home

Mallory & Liz's Santa Monica Prop House

Kristen and Mike's Mid-Century Oasis

Nan and Michael's Craftsman Flat

Danny & Jeff's Vintage Collections

Multiples is another classic wall display idea that more people seem to be embracing as part of their own style mix. Going for the grid is a surfire way to add impact, no matter what style artwork you are displaying:

Scott Leaves the Suburbs Behind

Gene & Heidi's Colorful Art-filled Home

Eclectic & Cool South Austin Bachelor Bungalow

Chad Rogers' Modern, Pet Friendly Condo

Images: all Apartment Therapy/as linked above

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