By: Charmean Neithart Published December 17, 2012
I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say, “Abstract art wouldn’t look good in my house.” I’d have a lot of dollars. It’s a common misconception that abstract art works only with a modern aesthetic. Although it does look great in modern settings, it can light up the most traditional of interiors as well.
One of my objectives in designing a room is to expose clients to things they wouldn’t intuitively consider. My experience is that when clients do step outside their comfort zone, they are thrilled with the outcome. Abstract art is a bit outside that zone for many. Here are some tips for incorporating it into your home, if you haven’t done so already.
This beautiful abstract piece gives this living room a fresh perspective. It contrasts the traditional elements for a perfect transitional blend. Notice that all the pattern is provided by the art, while the palette is repeated in the textiles.
Abstract art has a great ability to set a mood. For that reason, it is a perfect backdrop for contemplative spaces like bedrooms and sitting rooms.
Abstract art can help establish a palette. Take color cues from your abstract piece by repeating a color in fabrics or lighting.
An abstract piece can cut the heavy ornamentation of traditional pieces in half. By pairing this very traditional rococo console table with abstract art, the table feels fresh and not too old fashioned.… Read Full Article