(Image credit: Kim Lucian)

A home without art is a home without heart. So cheesy, but so true. Photography is my favorite medium and although it can be expensive to buy or make prints and have them framed, a good photograph can be the main event of a room, the star of the show, the point of visual convergence.

Many of the homes we've been lucky enough to tour feature wonderful and memorable photographs. Here are twenty of my favorites, in a nice, big, full-bodied slideshow for you to peruse. When possible, I've included information about the artist or origins of the work. I've also included a link to the tour if you're intrigued by the homeowner's style and want to see more.