In surfing the net today I found a couple of quotes that add some substance to the earlier post about redecorating for spring. I thought I would share them with my readers as fodder for the coming spring season which often acts as impetus for redecorating a room or rooms in your home:
1. Albert Hadley: ”The one thing I never get involved with is selecting art or pictures for a client. This is a very personal thing. If the clients have pictures, I will hang them. When they do not own pictures I leave the walls blank. ”
This quote sends a very strong message about the individuality of art. Never ever let your designer choose your art. You have to spend a great deal of time looking at it and being surrounded by it — make sure you really love it.
2. ’No, your art should not coordinate with your home. Your home should coordinate with your art.’ Answer to a blog post from anonymous.
Personal experience causes this quote to resonate in my mind. Having redecorated a room and then realized I needed some additional art I ended up settling for art I did not love and was reminded of this on a daily basis when I entered the room and was not “wowed” by the art.
This is not to say that you have to redecorate every time you find a piece of art that you love. You will most certainly stumble upon art that fits with your current decor and can replace existing artwork with it. When you are not looking for something it will often just appear — on the other hand when pressured to find suitable art, by needing to feel your decorating is finished, you will likely settle for less than the perfect match.
Marie Gage — http://www.MadeInHaliburton.ca