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I am happy to be back to my blog (August totally disappearing due to

laptop collapse) with a new HDD up and running!  Here is a great

example for hanging multiple prints/paintings. which is always a

challenge.  This can very inspirational if  you are a collector of special

pieces of framed art, but are in a quandary as to how to display them

tastefully.   Your collection will not look exactly like this, but it will

definitely show your own personality! I, myself, am faced with this

problem, being one of those with an art ‘stash’ which I have recently

perused!

Happy Hanging!

I haven’t been posting for about one month because I was fastidiously

moving into my new apartment in a 100 year old house in

downtown Ann Arbor, and have been facing ‘new space’ challenges…

what this blog is about!  I have discarded, ruthlessly purged,

kept only the useful or beautiful and am finely able to find cyber time

(also important for yin yang in one’s apartment).  Here is an

arrangement I just hung of Bulgarian photos which I framed recently,

and love dearly, purchased from the photographer’s wife.

This photo is an iPhone photo, not perfect, but you get the idea.  The

chest of drawers holds my CD collection, stationery and hats and

scarves.  The ‘Zen of My Flat’ is a new challenge, and one that I am

enjoying.  More photos to come!

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Being a framer, I always have an over abundance of framed prints, and drawings.

The trick is getting it all out of hiding in a sensible  and attractive fashion.

This is one way…using the shelves to group framed prints, interspersing objets d’art.

It is not too formal, and can be added to or taken away easily.

White as a background

always works for me!

Brad Eberhard

Twin Study. 2008
Oil on canvas over panel
12 x 16 inches

…and maybe these shoes just casually lying around!

I saw this painting (even though small) and I immediately visualized it as a take-off point in a room, whether it be a white room, a neutral toned room…etc.

It would be fun to keep all furniture neutral except for the pillows and accessories, pulling out colors from this fun piece.  The sky is the limit…sheets, place mats,  dishes, flowers…  WOW!

Jack Lenor Larsen woven sample – Haitian Primitive Twill  – Amber

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Jack Lenor Larsen woven sample – Peacock

Texture along with color make a room interesting. The weave of a fabric can be art in itself. I have always loved the titles given to certain fabrics and the color names; it lures you into using them in your own apartment…if only a touch of it. Maybe just a pillow or two will satisfy! Perhaps just a little accent color from a favorite painting…

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Not only do I love the white drawing-like painting in the room, but I especially like the splash of orange.  It is a ‘feel good’ color.  I relate it to the Sacral Chakra, SVADISTHANA, ones own abode (if you are into that). But if that is not  your thing,  it just adds a great punch to a room.  I use it in my space and it definitely has a pleasant effect.

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Classic and clean, a look I can always live with.  Fine art always adds a finishing touch, along with a very special rug.

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photo © Fran Parente

Apartment On Oscar Freire Str. in São Paulo by Felipe Hess

Norwegian designer Caroline Olsson has created the Skog lamps for Magnor Glassverk.

Description from the designer:

The Skog series consists of several lights in different sizes, shapes and colours, which can be used in combination with each other or as stand alone pieces. They are all made in mouth blown crystal with a base in oak made by using the technique of wood turning. The design is inspired by the large forests surrounding Magnor Glassverk. Skog is the Norwegian word for forest. Simply place a few of the lights together on the floor or on a table in order to create your own little forest.

Visit Caroline Olsson’s website – here.

Visit the Magnor Glassverk website – here.

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Modern vintage works here with a fresh, solid colored new rug, light floors, new pillows and freshly painted walls and floors.  This is great!  I especially love the way the art is displayed.   Hanging a collection can be tricky, and here it is treated centering the three main paintings, then using the top edges of the bottom row and the bottom edges of the top row to create a cohesive look.

Black & White Collection

This is one of my favorite groupings. I would love this in my next ‘appartement’.

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