How to incorporate art into your interior design
By Dee Ann Federico
As an interior designer and artist, people often ask me three questions about art and how to integrate it into their homes.
What kind of art should I buy? Where should he go? How should it be hung?
Here are some suggestions.
What kind of art should I buy?
Art is uniquely personal on three levels: physical, mental and spiritual.
Physical: Our eyes receive beauty in form, color and texture. Mental: Our minds reflect on the inspiration behind it. Spiritual: Our hearts connect with emotional expression.
When you are helping clients with artwork for their homes and businesses – which are often one and the same in 2021 – it is important to purchase art that brings joy to the client in the long run, parts that work wonderfully in their current home or office or any future location.
The Hamptons have long been a creative haven for artists and a perfect location for summer art fairs. We love to introduce clients to local artists for an even more personal experience.
Where should he go?
When starting a project, we always consider art first, as it often provides inspiration for the color palette and sets the tone for the entire project.
In the Hamptons, we design homes with walls of windows that display the magnificence of the coastline and the woods, which can sometimes be a challenge for wall space to hang art. In addition to walls, art can be placed on open shelves, in niches (existing or planned under construction), on ceilings, on stone and brick tiles, mirrored surfaces, wallpaper and flooring. tissue.
There is a place for art in every project and room, from kitchens and bathrooms to outdoor living rooms, offices, gymnasiums, meditation rooms and family entertainment spaces. Samsung’s The Frame TV also allowed customers to maintain a rotating gallery of images as well as their own personal collections, which can be enjoyed in two rooms at the same time.
How should it be hung?
Preferably by a professional. At all of our design facilities, we partner with professional hooking services for an excellent and stress-free customer experience.
The first thing to know about hanging art is that there are two different measures. There is the mathematical equation and the equation of the eye, and using both will give the best result. Once all the numbers have been confirmed, it is best to take a step back before you poke the holes, to make sure it looks correct to the eye.
This rule applies whether it’s a single room or a large group, and if we also use digital assistance on our screens to visualize the placement, sometimes we go the old fashioned way and lay them on the floor, or use paper cutouts on the wall. This is especially useful when designing a collection of galleries of different sizes and subjects.
Regardless of the style of the project, from mid-century modern to new traditional, art unifies space and improves the lives of artists and clients.
Dee Ann Federico is an interior designer, artist, entrepreneur and prayer chaplain. She is the creative force behind the multi-coastal design firm Dee Ann Design, LLC sspecializing in creating beautiful and moving spaces for residential and commercial clients in person and virtually.
This article first appeared in Behind the hedges.
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