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Sunday
May192013

Art that Inspires

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." - Pablo Picasso


 Cy Twombly

Art, an important element that can completely transform the feeling of a space and the people who inhabit it, characterizes the personality and taste of the residents making their house a home. 


Veranda Magazine-April 2012

“Collecting art” is not exclusive, we are all collectors of some kind. Today’s art market is enormous and varied and although there are many beautiful investment pieces, such as this painting Girl with the Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer (below) . There are many options for affordable art which inspire.

Anything from a drawing by your children, to an investment painting, a find at a flea market or grouping of favorite things can be worthy of being a part of your personal collection. 

Framed shopping bags as art Loft and Cottage 


Kid's Art featured in Cote de Texas


This Ivy House

House Beautiful

My Design Chic 

So how do you pick your perfect piece? Choosing art to live with should be exciting and personal. The most important thing to remember, when seeking out art, is to buy what you love! If you stick with that philosophy, the chances are pretty good that you will choose things that will naturally complement your own unique surroundings.

Here are some wonderful pieces that have inspired our clients—all are from Segreto’s Gallery!

Artist Kiah Denson

 A commission piece for designer Sandy Lucas , this abstract actually is painted on wooded louvered doors which fold back to uncover the TV.

 

Artist: Kirsten McLean

Artist: Leslie Sinclair


Artist: Rachel Schwind


Artist: Leslie Sinclair 

 

 

 Artist: Debbie Moseley

Artist: Kiah Denson


Artist: Christina Graci


Artist: Leslie Sinclair

A great place to look for art is right in your own backyard. There are tons of great local artists in your area. Segreto represents first time gallery artists as well as seasoned ones and right now we are on the search for new talent to add to our gallery. Over the past 5 years Segreto Studios has become a go–to for designers and homeowners looking for the last special touches to complete their home.  Each year we hold several highly successful art events and we try to keep our walls full at our studio and boutique. We are happy to say that we have a hard time keeping things in stock because our incredibly supportive community of designers and clients keeps our artists busy!  We specialize in high quality, affordable art. 

If you know of an artist who you love or are an artist interested in showing at Segreto, please send images of your art to andrea@segretofinishes.com. We had some wonderful photoshoots this week of homes we have finished and I'm so so happy to show you some fab homes soon!!!!

Thanks so much to Maryanne Flaherty of the Beadboard Upcountry blog for doing such a wonderful post of the trunk show we did together. Check out how she transformed our sample showroom into a bedding wonderland!!  Brilliant!!

 Have a great week!  xo  Leslie

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Reader Comments (4)

Beautiful art, indeed! My favorite is always Cy Twombly but I also like this other artist Leslie Sinclair very much (hee hee)!

May 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMimi

Hi Leslie, A great post on art! I love several and have pinned them!
Getting some thoughts together...I needed a hip injection at my surgeons today...

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

May 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkarena

I love your unusual art features, it is so true, a collection of your favorite things is art! That first photo is so great, I'll be pinning too! I love your finishes, especially the kitchen islands and furniture. Your linen line looks lovely as well. I'm subscribing. Thank you Karena for the introduction!!

May 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSplendid Market

Hi Leslie,
I'm here from Art By Karena! I'm glad I found you...wish you were here in Charlotte as I can always use a talented group of artists like yours. I mentioned to Karena that I had heard of your talent before!
The art piece in front of the TV is really beautiful...I've never seen a piece like this that is actually great looking. Form indeed follows function.
Best,
Amy Vermillion

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