Friday, 3 May 2013

How to inject colour into the home using 'Art'

Art can be many things in a home for example a picture, painting, a photo arrangement, a clock, a sign, anything really that pleases your senses.

Each and every one of us has different tastes when it comes to art so what might interest one person may not interest another. I have come to realise that art is very personal and should be chosen for a specific spot/wall in your home.

Below are some example's of what can be used as art or you could even say wall hangings: 

I found this Paris Fob Watch Clock in Freedom hanging above a chest of drawers and it made me miss Paris immensely - I have a soft spot for Paris. This clock would also look lovely as a feature hanging in the middle of a wall under a decked alfresco area. I loved the aqua face on it and rustic tendencies.

Landscape Art - This artwork was given to my husband and I by some dear friends for our engagement so it is very sentimental to us. You can never go wrong with black and white which makes me love it even more.

Last month I was lucky enough to attend Kirra Jamison's Art exhibition here in Melbourne at the Sophie Gannon Gallery and fell in love (and when i say fell in love I mean it) with her paintings. They are very modern and contemporary and would fit into any colour scheme in a home. There is something about her brush strokes that are mesmerising and finds me following them with my eyes constantly, I can never get enough! 

These works were also painted by Kirra Jamison however; they have all been framed and displayed together. I love the look of various sized and textured picture frames hung together. This would look perfect as a feature on an entry wall.   

Vintage posters are a real favourite of mine and can be hung up framed or unframed, both look equally grand and it just depends on the look you are trying to achieve. There is something about a 'Bally' poster that screams colour pop (always) and makes you want to display it for the world to see.

This is a real funky way to display books and bits and bobs! I always trip over chairs, so I think this piece would be perfect for me. (giggle).


Art does not always have to be positioned in the centre of a room. This art work has been placed carefully with thought to bring the focus to the right hand side of the room and ties in perfectly with the fabric on this chair.

What are you favourite pieces of art? I would love to hear your comments.

Photos via the following links:

Paris Fob Watch Clock via
Kirra Jamison's paintings via Sophie Gannon Gallery
Photo of Bally Vintage Poster taken by moi.

xo antoinette


  1. Love a collection of found vintage mirrors and also vintage posters!!

  2. Hi Kimberly,
    Thank you so much for your comment.
    Aren't vintage finds just the best and most of all hung on a wall they look amazing.
    Have a great weekend :)