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Apr232012

Best of Covet Garden: Art Walls

[image: Donna Griffith, Covet Garden Issue14]

We have featured a lot of artist's and other creative folks' homes in Covet Garden. One of the reasons we're drawn to these spaces is because artists have a lot of art. And we're always inspired by the way they display their beloved treasures. Sometimes, one piece is the focus of a room, like the Alex McLeod piece in Nancy and Laas' dining room. The palette and forms are refelected in the shape and colour of the chairs around the table and dolls on the shelf.

[image: Tracey Shumate, Covet Garden Issue17]

Working with three dimensional art is a little trickier. We love how Cybèle takes sculptural pieces off the pedestal and places them on the wall. It makes the room feel lighter and allows her to rotate her collection as the mood hits her.

[image: Donna Griffith, Covet Garden Issue19]

One of my favourite things world is tiny installation called "Dwellings" by Charles Simonds. It can be found in a stairwell in the Whitney Museum in New York. Matthew and Jade's staircase gallery is equally delightful and a fantastic use of a normally unused space.

[image: Michael Graydon, Covet Garden Issue9]

We love how musican and artist Kurt mixes personal photos with favourite prints.

[image: Kim Jeffery, Covet Garden Issue9]

We love how Tara and Terry have incorporated an ever-changing gallery space into their dining area.

[image: Donna Griffith, Covet Garden Issue11]

And we love how Sandra turned Italian newspaper ads into graphic art by framing it. The bathroom makes is another great, but often neglected place to showcase art.

Reader Comments (2)

This is fantastic. I have been wracking my brain to try and find creative ways that look good to display objects. You have given me some great ideas. Thanks.

April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEdwina

That bathroom is perfection! The wall colour with the art work is such a nice vintage blend

May 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

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