September 27, 2010

Playing curator…

Do you have an at-home gallery? I love collecting art. I cannot begin to tell you how many frames and canvases I have laying around at home. When I first saw this dining room image, I thought, hey! I have a postcard just like it! And immediately started thinking, where can I purchase this large print? As I got to reading the story, the editors actually had the Josef Hoffmann postcard scanned and blown up. Voilà! What a great and easy way of decorating a room without breaking the bank. I have to admit, I've been very fortunate in finding original artwork at flea markets and antique stores. Friends often comment on how lucky I am on my finds. I guess luck does have a lot to do with it, but persistence is the key. My one advice would be: always, ALWAYS, look through the pile of frames in the back where no one wants to. You may find an original Calder lithograph just like I did, authenticated with an embossed cachet! Anyway, I decided to play curator for the day and scouted through Etsy to find some one-of-a-kind pieces. Eclectic enough that could work as a grouping but still makes a strong statement when hung or displayed individually.


{ images: top, scan from Domino, photography by Ditte Isager / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 }

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