Building a custom home is about expressing your lifestyle through design. One phase of the process that especially allows our clients to discover their distinct taste is when they begin choosing their home’s decor. This last layer of furniture, textiles, pillows, lamps, accent pieces and artwork is where a house starts to feel lived-in. Our vacation souvenirs, family photos, treasured heirlooms, and quirky collections tell the stories of who we are and how we spend our time.
We love when our clients find pieces that spark their imaginations and speak their values. One of our favorite ways to bring character to any space is with original artwork. No matter your level of investment or style preference, there’s an artist out there somewhere that will fit the bill. If you’re just starting to build your art collection, we highly suggest browsing local galleries, college shows, maker markets, or studio spaces. Minneapolis, in particular, has a thriving creative community. You never know, you might find the next Ansel Adams at your neighborhood art crawl!
Above all, when it comes to finding artwork for their spaces, we encourage our clients to have fun. Art’s greatest power is its personal and subjective nature. Focus on selecting pieces that interest you, challenge you, make a statement, awaken strong feelings, or reflect your idea of beauty. An eye-catching painting or print can also supply a color, pattern, or another design element that’s missing from your space; artwork provides visual balance.
Ready to begin curating your own art collection? Explore the many ways our clients feature artwork in their homes below!