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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by ThistlinTom:
When buying art, do you consider the architecture and interior design of the house that it will be placed in, or do you buy art regardless of whether it "matches the furniture"?


TT, the only time we have ever taken the architecture/interior design into consideration was in our Santa Fe home. We started with an entirely blank canvas. We bought everything new, from the furniture, linens, kitchen needs to art. We elected to design around mid-century modern /contemporary and decided to buy minimalist art. Starting with a blank canvas does offer options.

Our Dallas home is a collection of art that we have collected for decades and we do not consider the interior per se whatsoever. That said, we have changed the type of art that we buy over the years a couple of times. We are very fortunate that our children also love art a great deal and have taken dozens of works we were no long displaying and placed them in their new homes.

When you love art, one must buy what moves them. Cool


This makes me post a question I've had lingering in my head for a while. I suspect the answer will depend on the person and taste of that person though (in other words no real standard answer but interesting to hear different opinions none the less).

Do you buy, or more importantly place, in order to adhere to a period/style/feel or do you not care and just buy/place what you want where you want?

Like W+A with his home in Santa Fe centered around mid-century modernism and sympathetic art or something at the other end of the spectrum where you might like to see a Pollock living near a Winslow Homer watercolour and a 19th century Russian Icon?

Personally I love the tension that different types and periods of art bring when they are near each other but I can understand people that feel its discordant.
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