Art is always such a hard thing for me to find. I’m not big on just buying prints at Home Goods or Pier One or the like, so I’m usually looking for real art. And of course, in order to afford real art, I need to buy antique and that is not a hunt that is quick! It’s really a matter of having to wait awhile before the right thing comes along, and in the meantime, living with blank walls.
Which is what I’ve been doing in my family room for awhile now. I’ve been looking and looking, and though I wanted something genuine, and probably antique, I didn’t really want another landscape (something I have a lot of in the rest of the house) and I didn’t want the French Country sheep/cow paintings that I’ve had in there in the past, either. I didn’t know what I wanted, until I saw this picture….
Via Southern Living.
And that was it! I decided a grouping of antique botanicals would be perfect for above the couch in the family room. It’s a fairly large wall, so a group of 6 or 8 would be just the thing. I think they look a little fresher than an antique oil painting, but they still give that antique touch that I love. They are classic, versatile, and timeless.
|Stunning, right?! Design by Liz Williams.|
Love this room so much! Rachel Halvorson Design.
Loi Thai’s collection of banded creamware displayed with the pressed botanicals is so pretty!
Design by Morgan Harrison.
|An absolute favorite and one of the other photos that really inspired me. Design by Lisa Luby Ryan.|
|Loi Thai of Tone on Tone uses botanicals here above an antique desk to great effect.|
|Loi Thai’s gorgeous living room (he has moved his same botanicals from the desk to this room).|
|Lovely! Via Veranda.|