You've heard the rule before - don't match your art to your decor. This is one rule I usually break. Art can stand alone, afterall it's art! There's only one rule. That you love it! My apartment is my color lab, and in my experiments I often do the opposite of matching the art to decor. That is, I often design a room around the art. The above painting is one I executed recently (and described below). A new painting will often inspire me to experiment with moving things around in my apartment. Oops! I only noticed the red peaking out on the sofa just now. Styling is a lot harder than it looks. I've already dismantled the room, and I'm too lazy to recreate it at the moment.
This version of my apartment only lasted a day. I already have my next version planned and it is going to center around art. I adore this color scheme: pink, black, white, gray and yellow. I may take this scheme to the extreme when I move to a new apartment. I'd love to paint the walls a beautiful dove gray and to add silvery accents.
Asian pops fit in almost any decor. I know you are wondering where I got that fab pink vase. I'm always on the look out for pink vases, but they are hard to find in modern shapes. I really love this one. It was only $5.00 from Etsy shop owner The Bed Post 02.
I love the simplicity of this lamp, but that shade is all wrong.
I'd love to have a tall, oversized vertical shade. This one would work well. I'd probably have to have it custom made. Oh well, one more thing to procrastinate about. Image via Kay Loves Vintage.