What a year it has been for Lauren Heller Art Consultant! Thank you so much for joining me these past 12 months as I discovered the work of new DC area artists, discussed tips for creating fantastic wall design on a budget, and featured some of my favorite fine art prints that you can purchase on-line. To kick off the new year (and in case you missed them!), I thought it would be fun to share the 10 most read posts from 2018.
10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2018
‘TWAS THE WEEK BEFORE HALLOWEEN AND THE TABLE WAS SET! […] Why limit your Halloween decor to orange and black? My whole house is colorful and I wanted to do something that would blend with my every day home vibe.
Many of the clients I work with have recently moved into new homes. As a spouse of a former active duty military member, I know from experience how stressful (and tiring!) the process of moving can be! By the time we start thinking about our walls, many of us have simply run out of decorating steam. Yet, I hear over and over again from clients, “Wow, our HOUSE didn’t quite feel like HOME until the artwork went up.”
A current #homegoal of mine?? To have a Lanie Mann abstract painting hanging in my home one day! I love her color palette, which somehow manages to be both soft and vibrant at the same time. Her compositions are divine. They feel like spring eternal, as if you’re looking up at the sky through a spray of fluttering cherry blossom petals.
The holiday season is upon us and Christmas is right around the corner! As you get your home ready for holiday entertaining this year, don’t forget to spruce up your walls. Here are 6 Super Easy (and Super Festive!) DIY Holiday Wall Art Ideas that you can make IN A DAY.
One evening last month, I grabbed my hubby and we headed out towards the Takoma area of Washington, DC. I wanted to check out the opening reception for We Met on Instagram, a group exhibition at Willow Street Gallery featuring the work of 14 artists from the East Coast Art Collective.
5. If Your Walls Could Talk (This is What They’d Say): Adding a Statement with Typography Art Prints
Need a boost of positivity as you walk out the door? What about a motivating reminder for your home office? Perhaps a calming mantra by your favorite cozy spot? Me too! That’s why I’m excited to share a few of my favorite typography art prints. Time to add a statement piece to your wall (LITERALLY)!
4. Martha Spak, Local Painter and Influencer in the DMV Arts Community Has an Exciting New Title to Add to Her Resume: Gallery Owner
Settling into my favorite cushy seat one morning with a perfectly hot and delicious cup of coffee, I started flipping through the Early Fall 2018 Williams Sonoma Home catalog. The oversized pages calling my name with the promise of new design trends, interesting color palettes, and lovely serene interiors. Amidst room after room of delightfully pristine beauty, one space in particular stood out for its tranquil vibe. Two rose-colored velvet swivel chairs anchored this feminine oasis, but over the room’s center mantle, the artwork by Martha Spak resided as the crown jewel.
There is a lot of art to look through on the Minted website! Enter The Gallery Wall Roundup: a curated selection of looks that I’m loving right now that will create a stylish and cohesive wall display. These prints come in a variety of sizes, so you can design the perfect grouping to fit your space!
2. 5 Affordable Wall Decor Ideas that Should Be on Your Radar (Hint: Highlight Items You Already Own!)
Looking to fill those blank walls in your home, but don’t know where to begin? It can be as simple as assessing what you already own and re-imagining the possibilities! Here are 5 wall decor ideas that take your wow factor up a notch without breaking the bank!
I had so much FUN writing this blog post and am thrilled that readers found it helpful when looking for interesting and unique gifts this holiday season! If you didn’t get a chance to read it, bookmark this one for later because these ideas make perfect birthday gifts for any time of year!