Minted “Blousy Art Print by Katie Craig c/o I Minted “Tiled” Art Print by Chasity Smith c/o I Tufted Grey Couch I White Coffee Table [similar] I Rugs USA Bargello Floral Es01 Rug c/o I Mongolian Faux Fur Pillows I Cotton Luster Velvet Blush Pillow I Pillow Inserts I Chanel Coffee Table Book I Dior Coffee Table Book I Tahari Gold Tray [Home Goods – similar] I Tahari Gold Piece [Home Goods – similar] I Weaved Basket [Home Goods – similar] I Faux Fur Rug
I’m so excited to share today’s post with you! Over the last few months, S and I have been working on creating an atmosphere within our home that we find relaxing and truly enjoy spending time in. While our living room design is not complete [it’s SO hard finding end tables that don’t break the bank!], I wanted to share our artwork with you.
Once we moved in, we knew we wanted to play on our high ceilings. They really help open up our living room space and is one of the reasons we wanted this specific apartment. Once we purchased our couch, I knew this rug would pair perfectly along with the white coffee table we already had.
One area of decor I struggled with was the artwork to invest in. We didn’t want to just grab anything and throw it on our walls and there are only so many pictures of yourself you can put up until you feel weird. Is this a struggle everyone has pre-babies? All the photographs are of us and Muenster #CrazyCatParents, haha!
When it came to art work, we wanted pieces that really spoke to our modern style and accentuated our high ceilings. While I’d say our apartment may have more feminine tones that some men may go for, S truly supports my love for interior design and finds our nook very cozy with pieces he finds useful [AKA a white wooden coffee table instead of a trendy lucite one]. Styling with your guy in mind may be difficult, but I always make these decisions with him by my side and truly value his input.
When we started on the artwork hunt, S expressed his opinion on the layout and size of the pieces. He said he wasn’t a fan of gallery walls [when there are prints of varying sizes and colors] and wanted to stick to two large vertical pieces to accentuate our high ceilings. I took that and ran with it… to Minted!
When I came across Minted, I instantly fell in love. Rather than settling with a hit or miss selection at Home goods or splurging on artwork that didn’t fit our modern style, I had hundreds and hundreds of artwork options to select from! In case you aren’t familiar, Minted is a design marketplace featuring fresh, curated art from their community of independent artists around the world. With these independent artists, you have creative, artistic minds from all over the world, really allowing you to have a vast amount of pieces to choose from that fit your style.
For our pieces, I wanted to play off a blush color scheme with a pop of masculine color – navy. At the bottom of this post, I shared a few tips for mix and matching different artwork prints for your space. The two tips I took into consideration for ours pieces were:
- Pulling in a hue from a soft, watercolor piece
- Keeping the focal color consistent
With these two tactics, we were able to pull in a soft watercolor print with a few different hues and tie it into a textured print with that blush focal color.
In addition to all the artwork options, Minted offers 17 exclusively designed frames, from simple profiles made in Italy to reclaimed barnwood, vintage-inspired carved and even metal. We decided on white frames so that the artwork should be the focal point, but consider different frames as a way to pull in texture!
The art sizes range from 5×7 all the way to 44×60! Since we wanted to play up this wall, we decided on two pieces in sizes 30X40. I love that they offer so many border and mounting options too! We went with Minted’s new ‘float mounted’ option which is when the artwork floats on top of the white mount. Doesn’t it just make the artwork colors pop even more.
I can’t wait to finish up our living room and share the final look with you, but I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peak! Below I have a few tips for mixing and matching your own artwork. I hope you find it helpful! Xoxo Mindy
Row 1: “Southern Cotton Series 4” Art Print by Angela Simeone I “St. Paul’s Cathedral, London” Art Print by 45Wall Design I Ink Cyclamen Art Print by Sonal Nathwani I “In The Presence Of The Cow” Print by Alaine Ball
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