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Art & Accessories Part 2


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Art & Accessories Part 2

  1. 1. Instructor: Deborah Ogden Art and Accessories Part 2
  2. 2. The frame of the art is not a “property line” Use your best judgment… Art and accessories can overlap!
  3. 3. <ul><li>Displaying a </li></ul><ul><li>collection </li></ul><ul><li>can </li></ul><ul><li>also be a </li></ul><ul><li>method of </li></ul><ul><li>storage </li></ul>
  4. 5. Lots of artwork, or busy artwork, requires simpler furnishings, simpler backgrounds
  5. 7. <ul><li>All dark frames </li></ul><ul><li>Different shapes </li></ul><ul><li>Different materials </li></ul><ul><li>All are mirrors </li></ul><ul><li>Simple backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>Angled placement </li></ul><ul><li>works on </li></ul><ul><li>stairs </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Use the </li></ul><ul><li>architecture for </li></ul><ul><li>a cue to the placement of the art work </li></ul>
  7. 9. Use the style and architecture to determine the style and placement of the art
  8. 10. <ul><li>Art can be hung in front of a bookcase </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, this looks kind of messy </li></ul>
  9. 13. <ul><li>It is best not to hang art on any wall area less than 36” wide </li></ul><ul><li>Art on a door could be interesting in a very small room </li></ul><ul><li>Depends on the style—a fussy look is the goal here </li></ul><ul><li>As a rule not good to hang art on any thing under 36” wide </li></ul>
  10. 14. It is OK to hang art on a patterned wall, or over fabric or wallpaper
  11. 15. <ul><li>If the artwork is simple, the background can </li></ul><ul><li>steal the show </li></ul>
  12. 16. <ul><li>Sometimes the background and the art are simple </li></ul>
  13. 17. Sometimes the art is the background
  14. 18. <ul><li>Focus on matting: </li></ul><ul><li>It saves on cost to use ready-made frames that are all one size </li></ul><ul><li>Then use custom mats, based on the existing frame size, cut to fit each photo </li></ul>
  15. 19. <ul><li>Picture matting can be part of the effect </li></ul><ul><li>of a work of art </li></ul>
  16. 20. Base a grouping on a common theme
  17. 22. Shadow boxes can create great art, and get some lovely things out of the drawer—a common theme and color give more impact
  18. 23. These ancient masks have impact grouped together, and the lighting gives drama
  19. 26. <ul><li>Picture rail </li></ul>
  20. 30. <ul><li>Are they accessories or art? </li></ul><ul><li>Wall brackets </li></ul><ul><li>hold art objects </li></ul><ul><li>They come in many styles </li></ul>
  21. 33. <ul><li>The correct scale is important for accessories </li></ul><ul><li>One good item with impact ( not tiny ) is better than a million little bitty things </li></ul><ul><li>Too many little items are like </li></ul><ul><li>“ room dandruff” </li></ul>Accessories are the jewelry of the room
  22. 34. <ul><li>Accessories should be the correct </li></ul><ul><li>scale for the room— </li></ul><ul><li>Just because we own something doesn’t </li></ul><ul><li>mean it is a room accessory </li></ul><ul><li>Clear candlesticks on the mantel are a good example of this principle </li></ul>
  23. 35. <ul><li>Books can be great accessories—but should be arranged to be effective, whether on a shelf, or elsewhere </li></ul><ul><li>Books can give lifts and levels to other decorative items or lamps </li></ul><ul><li>A too-short lamp can be raised a few inches on a sturdy book or two </li></ul>
  24. 36. <ul><li>Store paperbacks </li></ul><ul><li>and DVD’s in less-public rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Since they’re not as good looking as books, they can be concealed by cabinet doors or containers </li></ul>
  25. 37. PILLOWS <ul><li>Pillows are not just “fluff” </li></ul><ul><li>They make all furniture more comfy </li></ul><ul><li>They can make a deep sofa work for both a tall person and a shorter person </li></ul><ul><li>Pillows need to work hard in a design sense, acting as a cross-linking color device </li></ul><ul><li>They can tie a neutral sofa into a fun color scheme </li></ul><ul><li>The matching ones, that come with the sofa, are not as useful from a design point of view (use them on a contrasting chair) </li></ul><ul><li>Pillows are easier and less expensive to change than upholstery, so you can go a little wilder with color and expensive fabrics </li></ul><ul><li>Here is one sofa with different looks in pillows—this one has formal fabrics </li></ul>
  26. 38. <ul><li>This one has a cottage </li></ul><ul><li>Or “Shabby Chic” look </li></ul>
  27. 39. <ul><li>This ones says: </li></ul><ul><li>Upbeat Modern” </li></ul>
  28. 40. The room is all in neutrals except for the rich tapestry fabrics on the pillows--the only color in the room
  29. 43. <ul><li>What effect do the red accessories have on this room? </li></ul><ul><li>What effect would they have if all were pink? </li></ul>
  30. 49. <ul><li>Fresh flowers are always the best accessory </li></ul>
  31. 50. Match the shape to the place
  32. 51. Dramatic lighting
  33. 52. The bowl and the three spheres are important for the design
  34. 54. <ul><li>Lamp as a </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sculpture” </li></ul>