Auction Art

I very often find unique paintings from unknown artists at auctions and flea markets.

Although the pieces are not priceless, they can be amazing jumping-off points for your design.

This painting features both vibrant cool tones and an amazing sun glow. The same on-line auction provided me with a mixed metal table, which reflects cool and warm tones of the room. And the table’s shape is a nod to room’s organic theme.

The perfect ivory wall tone allows art and drapery fabric

to pop and keeps the room balanced between the warm and the cool tones.

Again, I use neutrals on the larger furniture and certain special pieces in the room. A well designed room never goes out of style, but should continue to evolve. Warm/cool tone combinations will withstand the decorator test-of-time as long as you keep the elements of the space well balanced.


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