Henredon dining table and Knoll chairs (both found at a consignment shop); Tracy Fetter “Linda” painting (c/o) Saatchi Art; similar faux plant Refreshing Modernism Painting (c/o) Saatchi Art; Bar cart via HomeGoods (similar style here and here); acrylic wine holder; copper bar tools; decanter and glasses set
Happy halfway-to-Friday, guys! Remember wayyy back here when I first shared the Palm Springs living room with you guys? Back in that post I promised I’d share more with you guys about working with Saatchi Art to choose our wall art, and now here we are two months later. Can you say slackerrrr? Well, not really.
The past couple of months have been filled with the blog and the Huntington Beach house and the pup and just, well, life in general, but on Monday night I got over 13 hours of sleep and am feeling pretty brand new this week. (Yep, the husband and I were in bed by 7:00 pm, and I didn’t wake up until like 8:00 the next morning. No regrets.) So we’re heading back to the Palm Springs living room and getting down to the art.
Now let me start by saying this: choosing art is BY FAR the hardest part of decorating any room for me. I don’t know, I just can’t commit. Will I like this painting of a bird next week, next month, tomorrow? Seriously, we still have pretty much nothing hung on the walls in our house in Huntington Beach besides a couple of things in the bar area, and we’ve been all moved back in here since May. So I knew I needed help – lots of it.
And help is just what I got. Here’s the deal. Saatchi Art is a HUGE online art gallery where schmoes like me can browse around a few bajillion paintings, drawings, sculptures and photos from the comfort of my own home. (No judging eyes around.) And along with SO much art to choose from (we’re talking 60,000 artists around the globe), they also offer a free advisory service to help with your selections.
I sent over a couple of links to the types of pieces we liked as well as photos of the green Knoll chairs that we chose, the colorblocked living room rug, and the orange chair in the bedroom, and the fairies at Saatchi Art sent back a link with a curated selection perfectly tailored to our home. It made our decision so much easier, and we had our picks ready the very next day. And we love how the pieces complete the living room.
If you’re stuck in an art rut, I can’t recommend Saatchi Art and their super helpful advisory more. Whether you’re looking for an original piece like the green “Linda” painting above or a framed (or unframed) print, there’s a little something for lots of different budgets. And really, it’s just all about what you like. I think I was so concerned with what made sense for the space, what other people thought of this piece or that one. Through working with Saatchi though, I was constantly reminded that the art in our home really should just be things that make us happy, pieces that we like. And really, isn’t that a refreshing thought?
Photos thanks to Kelly Peak
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