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Friday, May 27, 2011

In the Abstract...

The other day I was dropping off a carload of baby clothes at Goodwill and decided I would run inside to see if they had any good furniture or accessories.  The furniture was the typical honey oak you would expect to find at Goodwill, and the accessories were a bit dusty and outdated (in a bad 1980's way, not a good 1960's way).  But in the corner, abstract painting on canvas caught my eye.  The corals and greens in particular seemed like they could work somewhere in my house.  I had been on the hunt for something abstract since attending Miles Redd's lecture, where he discussed how adding an abstract piece to an otherwise traditional room keeps the room feeling fresh and young.

It was $3.99, so I picked it up!

I tried using the painting several places before settling on my family room wall.  The colors are perfect in that room, and I love how it makes the room feel more modern and up-to-date.

Of course it's not a valuable piece of art, but I think the colors and the style are a fun addition to my traditional room.

Do you have any abstract art in your home?


Julie said...

I love how the picture brightens the room! I have several pieces of abstract art in my house (which is traditional) and it seems to make things a little fresher. Etsy is a great source of original abstract art for a very reasonable price. Not $3.99 reasonable (that's amazing) but there are a lot of large pieces for under $200.

Barbara@HausDesign said...

$3.99!!! How could you refuse??!! You made a great choice - I really like it in that space. I would love to have some abstract art but haven't found the right piece yet! Well done - great find.

LiveLikeYou said...

Great buy & great eye!

traci zeller designs said...

I love abstract art ... and it might be easier to list what isn't abstract in our house!

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