Top Ten: Works of Art

Nothing adds instant personality and loads of pizazz to a room like art. We’re loving modern pieces for their ability to infuse a space with youth, energy and style. Check out a few of our favorite Saturday picks from the fabulous Serena and Lily

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Things We Love: Art Above

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All those little doorways, nooks and crannies can seem to fade right into the background.
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We walk by and through them a hundred times a day without ever even noticing they’re there.
John Jacobs Interiors
It’s time to change all that! 
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Those little, unexpected spaces near the ceiling can become instant, eye-catching focal points, a great place for a show-stopping piece or even a gallery wall.
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Adding rows of pictures,  
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columns of paintings, 
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or, our personal favorite,
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three-dimensional art,
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makes that wasted space sparkle instead of fade away!
Furlow Gatewood via Veranda
We’re not sure we would be brave enough to set a vase up top and trust that it wouldn’t come crashing down, but all those vertical hangings open up the space making a room feel huge! 
Polly Wreford Photography
Is it really Thursday already? We can practically taste the weekend. Do you have any fun plans?

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In Good Taste: Robert Brown Design

November’s Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle cover designers, Robert Brown Design, caught our eye with their gorgeous design and striking details.

This firm is known for “clean lines, classic proportions and extraordinary furnishings.”
It’s no wonder that this firm is widely celebrated and, we think it’s safe to say, their incredible work is certainly in good taste.
It was the firm’s flawless blend of modern art with traditional furnishings and architecture that initially drew us in, but these antique prints are so beautiful.
We love how they can throw in a French antique to add sophistication, while still keeping the room clean, streamlined and not one bit over the top.
Robert Brown’s designs are all about being inviting. This bedroom definitely draws you in.
We love the use of matching patterns of wallpaper and shades. When it’s done properly, like in this bath, it’s perfection.
A perfect vignette for taking advantage of the afternoon sun.
What a fabulous nook for pure relaxation. This painting is a flawless focal point, and curling up beside that fireplace looks incredible.

This room is so warm without being dark or dull. The architecture is amazing, and the furnishings are the ideal finishing touch.
We hope you’re all having a wonderful day!

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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!
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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… 
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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!
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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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Kendall Boggs

Our fabulous, talented and, most important, super sweet friend Kendall Boggs must find inspiration in this steamy summer weather because she has been painting away and results are, we must say, amazing!
Her new series on churches blew us away.
The colors and detail are simply stunning!
And barns are a favorite sighting for us in N.C. We’d love to have one hanging on our walls!
These incredible trees are our favorite, though. The colors and textures are so dreamy.
We’re dying for one in Beaufort. We’d better jump because her paintings fly off her site as fast as they come for sale!
She may have fresh, creative, brilliant ideas around every corner, but we can’t deny that Kendall’s dress paintings will always have a special place in our hearts. We want our clothes to be art, so why not the other way around?
Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to visit Kendall at her blog home — if you’re lucky she might even have a painting left! Don’t forget to wish her a very happy birthday. We think she’s only getting better!
We hope you have a relaxing weekend!


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