Things We Love: Contemporary Art

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We think one of the most fun things about design is how tastes and styles can evolve over time.
Mikhail Dantes Design
While only a few years ago we would have considered ourselves staunch traditionalists, our tastes have morphed to be much more eclectic.
Ashley Goforth Design
And thank goodness!
Suzie Anderson Home
These days, we find ourselves more and more drawn to contemporary art. 
Veere Grennery Design
While, previously, we would have put it in the box with strictly modern design, which we appreciated and thought we might want to implement “someday,” now we think contemporary art fits in with pretty much any design scheme.
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An antique table and bamboo chairs… 
Chris Everard Photography
Or a dainty, tailored pleated skirt both pair well with an unexpected pop of art less ordinary.
Lynn Morgan Design
Instead of trying to pick art that “goes” in a room now, we’re trying to be a hair more adventurous and follow that time-tested rule that is so, so important.
Nato Welton Photography
Find a piece you love and worry about a place for it later!
Table Tonic
Because, after all, when it comes to the spaces where we live, work and play, isn’t being surrounded by things we love what it’s all about?

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Monday Musings: Simple Greens

Tria Giovan Photography
Don’t worry! This isn’t a post about juicing 🙂 (Although, for the record, I finally got my Hurom, and it rocks!) Lately, I feel like every time I open a magazine or check my inbox, I’m running across some sort of article about interior air pollution. 
Christopher Peacock’s Kitchen
Especially since little Will has been born, I’ve been thinking a lot more about how clean the air in my house is. We’ve used green cleaners for years, and, after much adieu and a lot of complaining by painters (and my husband!), have had the formerly painted-shut windows in my house opened. But, now, I’m trying to take it a step further and incorporate more plants into the house to clean the air.
Braulio Casas Architects
Here’s the tricky part: House plants aren’t always beautiful.
Simply Seductive
Fortunately, it seems like these people have a handle on how to incorporate a little more green into their homes as an organic, lovely part of the decor, not an afterthought.
House of Windsor
In case you’re interested, here’s a list of plants that NASA says are great at cleaning the air inside our homes: English ivy, spider plant, golden pothos, peace lily, Chinese evergreen, bamboo or reed palm, snake plant, heartleaf philodendron, selloum philodendron, elephant ear philodendron, red-edged dracaena, cornstalk dracaena, Janet Craig dracaena, Warneck dracaena, weeping fig. As a person with the opposite of a green thumb, I have no idea what most of these are. So, now to find the pretty ones…
Christoper Stephens Interiors
The good news, though, is that basically anything with chlorophyll is going to make an impact. These awesome vases are making an impact of a whole different kind… I think they’d make even a beauty-challenged plant look good.
Steven Gambrel Design
This tree in the kitchen is seriously cool.
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This bamboo is crisp and modern looking. Love it.
Ashley Goforth Design
A plant looks much better when it’s potted in something pretty. I thought the more formal rooms in our house were going to be the most challenging to green up, but maybe I was wrong! (Yup. I said, “green up.” You like that?)

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Thanks to these gorgeous photos, I feel like I’m full of ideas. Now it’s off to the nursery! Hope you all have a fabulous week!

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