Using Large-Scale Artwork to Anchor a Room

Using Large-Scale Artwork to Anchor a Room

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Sarah Coffey
Apr 16, 2009
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Small groups of clustered artwork have been the big trend for a while now, but nothing anchors a room like a huge painting or photograph. Behind a sofa, above a credenza, and even in a small space, large-scale art has a large-scale impact. If you're worried about affordability, there are ways to make your own art. When Arthur (photo #2) needed an oversized piece for his dining room, he splatter painted a canvas himself. For inspiration and other ideas, click through the photos above and the links below...

FIRST ROW
1 Santa Monica Residence by Kelly Wearstler
2 Arthur's Long-Distance Home
3 Minneapolis Designer's Loft from LoftLife
4 Shannon and Emmet's Factory to Family
5 London Townhouse by Suzy Hoodless

SECOND ROW
6 Ren Hui Painting at Pagoda Red
7 AT Book Alert: Update on Dana
8 Tanis and Terry's Workman's Cottage
9 Paola and John's Converted Switch House
10 Pairings: Antique Artwork with Modern Furnishings

BIG ART ON A BUDGET
Large-Scale Artwork on a Budget
How To: Make Fabric Art
Fabric Wall Art Kits from Textile Arts
Wallpaper We'd Frame
The Rasterbator: Huge DIY Artwork

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