The Eclectic Art in this Toronto Home Deserves Another Look (And It Might Teach You a Lesson About Your Home)

The Eclectic Art in this Toronto Home Deserves Another Look (And It Might Teach You a Lesson About Your Home)

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Taryn Williford
Feb 23, 2016
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One of the compromises Justin, a multi-disciplinary artist, had to make when he moved in with Meg was this: she can color-code the books on the bookshelves, but he gets to choose all the artwork. It worked out well, because judging by their house tour interview, they both love the place they call home in Toronto. The art steals the show, though. And I think it deserves another look (or a first look, if you missed their tour).

Artwork by Thrush Holmes
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Artwork by Kathryn Macnaughton
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Artwork by Justin Broadbent
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If you're a perfectionist by nature, you may feel a strange pressure to "brand" all the art in your home. You might feel as though every piece on every wall in every room needs to be curated like an art gallery, with a specific style or sensibility running through every piece.

Man With Squirrel by Davida Nemeroff / Heaven by Justin Broadbent
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Artworks by Justin Broadbent
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That couldn't be further from the truth, though, and the art in this apartment proves it. From meme-inspired Simpsons scenes to graffiti-tagged landscapes to colorful cubist-inspired illustrations, there's a solar system of creativity contained in Meg and Justin's thousand square feet.

It teaches us all a really important lesson about decorating our homes. The only thing your art needs to have in common is this: Do you love it? Yes? Then it works. Period.

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