10/5/17The Final Layer to Jungalow HQ: Art with Art.com
This post was sponsored by Art.com
Adding art to a room is the final layer–like jewelry is to an outfit. When we added the finishing touches to JUNGALOW HQ last week with a selection of framed prints from Art.com, it really made the room feel complete. I selected a bunch of inspiring and unusual artworks that speak to me and add the right amount of color and personality to our new workspace. Choosing the pieces was fun albeit a bit overwhelming at first because Art.com has such a gigantic selection of high-quality wall art. The site, however, is very easy to navigate and they carry dozens of pieces from all of my favorite artists, from Kahlo and Matisse, to Schiele and O’Keeffe and then I just kept on browsing and discovered new-to-me artists, both contemporary and historical.
First, I wanted to pick pieces for a gallery wall in our lounge area. Just when I thought I had seen all of Kahlo’s self-portraits, I came across The Frame, and I knew I had to have this piece. It was the first piece I chose for the gallery. The colors really speak to me and the print is simultaneously fierce and joyful or hopeful or something — feelings that I want to bring in to my workspace. I decided to have it matted and framed in a black frame which I think suits the artwork well. In addition to thousands of prints, Art.com offers a wide selection of frames, mats and glazing, and each piece is made to order so it’s truly custom.
One nice thing about Art.com’s framing service on the website is that they have interactive visualization tools that enable you to preview what the artwork will look like in the frame of choice, as well as see it in the context of a room which helps to understand scale and proportion. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bought things online only to realize once it arrived that it is much tinier than I imagined. You can also choose the wall colors for the room to help visualize the final look. This helps immensely when choosing art, frame colors and whether or not to have the piece matted. I also found it incredibly convenient, quick and affordable to be able to source wall art, mats and custom framing all in one place, making this project a breeze.
Using these tools, I chose all of these framed artworks for the lounge. All the pieces have orange highlights which I think helps to make the gallery wall feel cohesive even though it’s pretty eclectic.
One of the things I enjoyed about shopping on Art.com was coming up on unfamiliar pieces I really loved by searching keywords/themes. I found the above piece, by German Expressionist painter Auguste Macke, by searching “palm.”
In addition to framed prints, Art.com also has a ‘Frame Your Art‘ service where you can mail in any art or photo, such as vintage pieces, family photographs, your own art works, ephemera etc. and in 3–5 days, you’ll get high quality, custom-framed artwork back quickly and affordably.
This was my first time shopping on Art.com and I was honestly impressed with the selection, quality, affordability and speed of the whole operation. I will most definitely be shopping with them again both for myself and for work. Just in the past week since we put up the artwork in the space we’ve had visitors come through asking where we purchased the pieces and I get good vibes being surrounded by the colorful crew. Below we’ve laid out the pieces that I selected in case you fancy the same ones — but I encourage you to head over to Art.com and go down a colorful and inspiring rabbit hole yourself!
- Penang Betle Nut Tree
- Cote d’Azur – Picasso’s Studio Pigeons Velazaquez by Pablo Picasso
- Mowgli and Bagheera, Illustration from ‘The Jungle Book’ by Rudyard Kipling, Coloured by Jea Dunand, Francois-Louis Schmied
- Portrait of a Lady Holding a Lotus Petal, from the Small Clive Album, C.1750-60
- Ram’s Head, Blue Morning Glory by Georgia O’Keeffe
- The Frame, C. 1938 by Frida Kahlo
- Seated Female Nude with Raised Right Arm, 1910 by Egon Schiele
- The Snail, 1953, Art Print by Henri Matisse
- India: Garden
- Design for a Tapestry Fairy Tale by Auguste Macke