Tuesday, January 10, 2012

{art inspiration: coming full circle}

I love simple works of art. Especially in a gallery wall, sometimes the more simple pieces are the ones that can really stand out and hold their own in a group. What is more simple and classic than a circle? These pieces have been attracting my eye lately:





the home of Meredith Heron

the home of Kate Spade


the home of Jennifer Ferreira


And thank you to Colleen at Vintage Home for her comment this morning reminding me of this fine example in the latest issue of Style at Home:


Are you digging this look? Bold and dramatic, yet simple. I think a piece like these could be accomplished with a canvas, a pencil, and a bottle of India Ink. I may just have to wip up one or two for my own gallery wall!

25 comments:

Gawgus things... said...

I'm exactly the same - the simpler the better (just like me!).

Emma xx

Designwali said...

I absolutely love this simple graphic punch. i want one.

Shelley {Crazy Wonderful} said...

I am so on the same page as you! I even have a few of the same pinned for my master bedroom. I'm planning on making some to go above our nightstands. I've never done art like this so who knows how it will come out :)

Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers} said...

Fab post! I adore this look. So simple yet so striking. Love the double prints.

Jessica Rowe {The Aestate} said...

Yep, love it! Especially love that its something I could do.
BTW, thanks for the blogroll add! :)
xoxo

Mom of 2 Cuties @ Sprinkles of Joy and Laughter said...

Great images!

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

I love these. I've been admiring them for awhile. I'm going to have to DIY some of these for my own home!

Vintage Home said...

HI ...love these hits of excitement...did you see the "copy" of the first one in S@H this month....my favorite!

Karla said...

Love the imperfect circles in the rooms above! You inspired me to give it a diy try.. what can i loose? an ugly circle that could probably look great?! got to try it!

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

could not agree more! i have 3 blank canvases at home, begging me to do something similar... ox

Paulina said...

This is right up my alley! I have many of the same ones that you have in my inspiration files. Great post!

lifeloveluxe said...

They remind me of 1980's art with a modern twist, no? I've always been a fan of graffiti-type, haphazard paintings like these and the circular patterns are just divine. Thanks for sharing! Now I'll notice them everywhere! ha!

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The enchanted home said...

Amazing what a simple bold piece of art can do to a room..it can literally transform the space. Love all of these dramtic beautiful examples!

Brandi@ Flights of Whimsy said...

I really like things that are bold and graphic so this is perfect. Since my furnishings are typically more colorful and floral this is the perfect art for the mix!

Jenna at Homeslice said...

very cool... some of those look like they could inspire some easier diy paintings, which I love. Great collection nancy!

David Toms said...

Sometimes a very graphic simple piece gives a lot of impact!

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Love these paintings that you posted. Circles are so simple, and I think that's what makes them so appealing.

Thanks for the tip about the Brookside dark chocolates in your last post. I picked up a combo pack tonight, and they're really good :-)

Gabrielle Savoie said...

You never cease to amaze me…….

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Who would of thought a black circle would be so interesting. Love how it creates such a sophisticated style.

classic • casual • home said...

VERY pretty. especially the black and white graphic with the gold frames.

The Now said...

Bahahaha! I've been looking for b&w art and am obsessed with the one in Kate Spade's living room, but my husband just looked at it and asked if it was the same picture from The Ring.. What does he know! Great post! Xoxo

lisaroyhandbags said...

Love these - like a swoosh of a huge brush! :)

Heather Langenfeld said...

Love this idea! Always great to see something fabulous that can be DIY! Definitely going to try it out soon

Danielle Hardy said...

Total statement piece!! LOVE every single picture you shared here..

Lindsey Strang said...

almost two years ago I had sent you an email showing you the circles I had painted inspired by this post. They're still going strong and you can see them here:
http://animpatientperfectionist.blogspot.ca/2013/09/thinking-about-20x200.html
Thanks again so much for this one!

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