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Hanging Out at Home: how to hang art in your house

For most of us, buying art is scary, and figuring out where to hang it, well, forget about it. It looks so easy in magazines until you turn to your own room and think, ‘my house will never look like that.” When contacted me to ask for tips on how to use art in a house, I knew it was time for this article. Look, besides painting your walls, adding art to a room is one of the quickest and most effective ways to transform a space and add your own personal touch. So don’t get discouraged, get daring! And try some of these tried and true ways to bring more art- and style- into your home and your...

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If Walls Could Talk Art Exhibit at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery

Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery 3620 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, California NOVEMBER 10TH THROUGH DECEMBER 3RD 2016 Influenced by family life and the daily ways we interact with our dwellings, Shannon Kaye makes art with typical building materials and tools from latex paint, plywood, and furniture wax, to sandpaper, paintbrushes and trowels. Some of the paintings are covered with journaling, the story of dreams or thoughts, the featured image inspired by a conversation she imagines having with her grandmother, Artie. Shannon's work takes the form of still life, collage, pattern studies, landscape, and memoirs that evoke a nostalgic sense of places in time. My ideas are driven by rhythm, pattern, and color, and the writings represent those interactions between our decorated surroundings and the stories...

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Go To The Dark Side

    So you'd love to try painting some dark colors in your home. What are you afraid of? You room will look too small? Too dark? Too dreary?     It's true, dark walls can do all of those things to a room. But they can also be elegant, cozy, dynamic and inviting. The key to choosing dark colors for your walls is to choose deep complex colors that make your feel happy to be there and make everything else in the room look more amazing.    Decorating with complementary colors like these orange accessories against deep sea blue walls gives this powder room a luxurious and elegant feel even though the accessories are relatively inexpensive.     Using...

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