Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Lately, all of my energy has been going to Pinterest.  Are you pinning yet?  Because it is seriously addicting.  I've turned most of my friends onto it, who were skeptical at first but now rarely come up for air since pinning is clearly the most important thing to be doing right now.  I have a bulletin board at home that is a crazy hodge podge of all the design elements, patterns, colors, etc. that I am lusting after.  Pinterest is an online version of this.  Since I am constantly looking online at design websites, and about 20 times a day see something and go "I want that!", pinterest has seriously been a game changer for me.  Check it out folks, my site: http://pinterest.com/megm0nster/

And now to the heart of the matter--I recently found this amazing website for art.  When furnishing a place, one of the last things that comes in is wall art.  Sometimes I get so intimidated by artwork--a lot of it is expensive, and if you want it framed?  Forget about it!

BUT--I did find this awesomely amazing website called 20X200.  The idea behind this site is art for everyone.  Artwork starts at just $20 (a steal!) and goes up from there.  Their formula is as follows: "(limited editions × low prices) + the internet = art for everyone"

It's a brilliant concept, really.  Below are some of my favorites:

Butterfly Chair
by Karen Barbour Buy Here

Well-being 1
by Valerie Roybal Buy Here
YES (You Complete the Picture)
by Trey Speegle
 Buy Here
prettymaps (paris)
by Aaron Straup Cope Buy Here
The Bison Constellation
by Alexander Beeching Buy Here
And here's my other tip.  You don't have to have a print framed professionally in order for it to look good.  If you want an easy fix, Michael's sells some nice gallery frames with the matte included for a very reasonable price.  If you're willing to put a little work into it, you can find great frames from any store, and purchase the matte to go in them from craft's stores like Michael's.  West Elm also has some good lookin' frames with removable mattes in paper and linen for a reasonable penny.  Matte adds depth to an image, and creates a more classic and streamlined look.  Give it a try--and stay tuned, I may be going on a 20X200 shopping spree!

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