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Inspiration from Lisa Congdon’s Home

Thursday, November 12, 2009 · 1 Comment


082509LisaCongdonHouseTour25_rect640Lisa Congdon, a painter on our List, has a stunning home in the Mission District filled with vibrant art and decorated with incredible care. Congdon’s home was profiled on Apartment Therapy and is an AMAZING inspiration for collecting and display art at home.

Congdon’s art collection consists of a few large, statement pieces, like the painting above the couch, and many medium and small pieces. Lisa not only displays her art beautifully but has also developed a unique style of mixing framed art with delicate little tchotchkes and graphic elements such as block letters and numbers.

Inspiration from Lisa Congdon’s art-filled home:

1. Carefully select your statement pieces and feature them prominently (e.g. Lisa’s living room)

2. Don’t be afraid to mix art of different media, size, color and style. Aim for a grouping that adds punch but doesn’t feel messy or chaotic

3. Installing a shelf or ledge is a great way to display artwork, especially if you like to switch out pieces frequently

4. Sets in odd numbers like 3 or 5 look great (e.g. Lisa’s bedroom)

5. Don’t be afraid to experiment and develop your own approach; there is never just one “right” way to display art!

Tags: Design · Living w/ Art

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