One of the things I love the most about living in an old small house is the creative built-ins. Because the scale is so small, they’re the perfect size for my collection of miniature art.
Not all art has to be on a large scale. In fact, it can be more interesting to have all kinds of sizes – from large-scale artwork down to postage stamp size pieces. The fun part is deciding where you want to place everything so the art works with the scale of each room.
About ten years ago, I started collecting miniature lithographs from a local artist family here in Utah. The frame and matte that surrounds them makes them look a little bigger, but they only measure ~6.5″ x 6.5.” I have several groupings of them (ten lithographs in total). In my previous house, they were hanging in a vertical row in the library, but in this casual farmhouse, they lean propped on shelves.
Each one of them has a different subject and theme based on a classical novel. My favorite one is Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. It’s romantic, nostalgic, and makes me think about other places and other worlds.
In my work as an interior designer, I always tell my clients that artwork is very subjective and is one of the hardest things to select because it’s so personal. It also makes your home unique because it’s a reflection of who you are. When selecting art, make sure it’s something that you love! As Coco Chanel said, “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”
Finally, in case you missed it, you can see one of my salon walls of art here.
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