Disclosure: Thanks to Minted.com for providing artwork for review to facilitate this post. All opinions expressed within are my own and have not been influenced in any way.
Eight years and our house is only starting to come together. The first years were spent getting the staples like furniture, carpeting, and electronics – while accessories and wall art took the back seat until we had a bit more expendable income to get what we really wanted.
Where to Find Art
I have a philosophy about art. Either I need to create it myself with found materials around the house OR I need to love it. I am not the type of person who buys a piece of art to fill a space for the time being. Instead, I wait until a piece speaks to me.
In the Keys, I have stumbled upon art strolling the streets – running to the window to get a closer look at pieces that capture my attention.
I have dreamed about ostriches on roller skates that I saw in a catalog photo.
In addition, I have pined over pieces I have found in one of my favorite online art sources – Minted. I own several pieces of Minted art, and this summer – when I saw Joni Tyrell’s limited edition Pining for Pineapple print, I knew I needed it in my house….because PINEAPPLES. Even years from now, I know my love for pineapples will remain.
How to Display Art
My kitchen is a bit dark and a tad dated. However, our cherry wood cabinets are well made, but a little dark for the size of the room. The layout is also a little weird, so fitting our family of five around the table is not easy.
I decided the pineapple could be a real showstopper on the blank wall next to the kitchen table. I was expecting it to add a little wit to the room, but with its 18 by 24 inch size and the use of negative space, it brightened the room tremendously.
In the adjoining room – visible from the kitchen – I added a gold foiled-stamped map of Washington D.C. from Alex Elko Design as a reminder to where my husband and I first met.
These pieces help showcase our eclectic style, while still staying true to the traditional bones of our Colonial. Next shopping trip to Minted, I am definitely buying a few of their new Artful shelves. They have totally cute and unique art shelf options that are perfect for displaying favorites. I can’t decide between the French Farmhouse and the Herringbone detail shelves – what do you think??
Win Some Art of Your Own
Do you love Minted as much as I do? Need to spruce up your walls? Minted is offering a Daze and Knights reader $150 to spend at Minted. Exciting, right? The giveaway is open to residents of the 50 US states and D.C. who are 18 years or older. Please see full terms and conditions.