On our recent trip to Martha’s Vineyard, the hubby and I spent an afternoon popping into galleries and discovering new artists.
As different as the objects of our affection were, they all shared a germ of inspiration from Martha’s Vineyard, a spot that makes our hearts sing. And that’s what art can do in a room. Art can steer a room towards calming or dynamic energy. It reminds you of the places, times and pastimes you love.
When you look for art in a place you love, you’ll probably find art you love. We found ourselves drawn to pieces that might not have had obvious connections, like a traditional oil painting of a barn amid rolling hills and an entirely abstract representation of a sail.
Furniture alone can only take a house so far. Art transforms it into a home.