Wednesday, January 26, 2011

{trendspotting: just beachy}

Remember the fabulous Christian Chaize print hanging in Kiane Von Mueffling's dining room that I posted about here?? Well I have been growing more and more obsessed with it ever since ...



I'd love to have a GIANT print like this in my home ... but it'll set you back about a few thousand dollars. In my desperate online-hunting I found that the website 20x200 sells 14"x11" editions of this print for only $50! Not bad! The Chaize print from 20x200 was even mentioned on the Nate Berkus Show when Michelle Adams of Lonny Mag discussed the hottest home design trends under $50 (watch the clip here).


In my online travels I also came across the lovely works of photographer Massimo Vitali:



These to me were reminiscent of the gorgeous piece hanging in Victoria Webster's home, featured in House & Home. I couldn't find the source for the print in her living room, but seriously ... how amazing is the size of this piece!?!


And finally, I happened to be watching Cityline this week where upcoming trends for 2011 were shared, and guess what was hanging above the sofa on the 'New Modern' set?? Another perfectly-beachy print. The source was listed as Art Interiors, I'm sure it's still way out of my budget, but maybe I should send them a little email inquiry? {sorry, it was hard to get a good screen-shot of it from the video!}

***Update: the piece shown on the set of CityLine above is by the talented artist Joshua Jensen-Nagle, check out his portfolio for more perfectly beachy artwork!

So I think it's official, these amazing photographs are definitely ON TREND! I'm lusting. If you come across any fabulous prints like these please let me know!!

24 comments:

Bethany Dirksen said...

Wow, you really did your research and had your eyes open to spot this one! I really like the under-saturated feel of the photos. And there is something amazing about the size of those prints. Really makes them feel like art instead of just a photo.

La Petite Gallery said...

I am astonished they get those prices for a print.
How mant seconds does it take to make a print? It's madness.

David Toms said...

They are really wonderful, and it is nice that we are moving away from the oversize flower prints that became so popular!

things that sparkle said...

Massimo Vitale is one of my absolute favorite artists of all time. Obsessed. Definitely might have to buy that print, thanks for introducing me!

Designwali said...

You are so right...definitely on trend....they do certainly make you feel good!

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

If you have beach photos that you've taken, why not look into having one of them made into a poster? Not sure where to go for a super-sized version, but try calling some print shops. I think some UPS Stores might do printing too. And there's Costco, but I don't know if they go that big.

And you could always create a beachy painting :-)

Brandi said...

You could totally take a picture yourself on your next vacay and blow it up! why not? These aren't perfect fine art photography, they're everyday life which is what makes them so great. I'm a big believer in making your own art, go for it!

Chris said...

Great beaches. Looking forward for a great summer.
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Sara Mueller said...

Thanks for sharing an affordable version! I may just need to add it to our collection.

Jenna said...

You could grab a stock photo from a site
shutterstock.com
dreamstime.com
and then get it printed large for fairly inexpensive.

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cat said...

Nancy: LOve it,
The quality of print is what you pay for and the bigger the more more work it is to print high quality. I am CRAZY about the new wall murals now, no longer average. But whew, got out your checkbook.
Cat

Sherri Cassara said...

When I saw it posted the first time I recognized it from the smaller prints that a client of mine had purchased online - two of them actually, showing different times of day. We framed them framed and they are a nice addition to her 'beach' home. Not the same as the really large one though.

Andrea Johnson said...

I just took some beachy pics while I was away and wanted to blow them up to look oversized without totally distorting them. They remind me of that photograph. Love it!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

I am always shocked at how much prints can cost. I am with Kelly, just blow up a photo you may have taken. You can play with the colours and "look" on Photoshop and then you can blow it up and voila! original art!

christine, just bella said...

I would love to stare at that beach everyday... in fact I think I have a ton of beach photos I could do that to. But, $50 for one of those prints is not bad!

theLENNOXX said...

I have noticed that print popping up everywhere lately too! Fab post as usual Nancy! You are so inspiring!

xo Linda

nancy @ {COZAMIA} said...

I can't believe I was just thinking about this exact print just the other day, trying to figure out where I had seen it. Now I stumble onto your post with all this awesome info! YAY! Thank you so much for sharing this, love your blog!

Dale at Hospitality Design Inspirations said...

Wow so cool! I love them.

Marianne (Style For Living) said...

Isn't it amazing how much some prints cost! These have me longing for summer. So great!

La Boheme said...

You did your research girl, I love it! It would sure make a great addition to many different spaces. xoxo

Design Elements said...

really wonderful, Nancy! I agree with La Boheme...you did your research :-) lovely greetings

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

I'm obsessing over these! So fabulous. Even though I'm not really a beach person I'm totally drawn to these prints.

Meet Vanessa said...

I just stumbled across your blog and I LOVE it!!! Looking forward to reading more!

xoxo,
Vanessa

Anonymous said...

Love this trend of "happy" art. I've followed those guidelines in my home for a while now - I only put something up if it makes me happy in some sort of escapist, fantasy, or reminiscent way. Which is exactly what every photo of my all time favorite, Slim Aarons, does. These remind me of his works!

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