I get this question quite often and I touched on where I buy art in this post, but I thought it might be nice to delve a little deeper into some of my favorite sources. I will start by saying I am still in that phase where I have not truly invested in art. I think once we own a home I will be willing to commit to some pricer permanent pieces, but for now I move stuff around so frequently it doesn’t make sense for me to drop a lot of money on a piece.
I also really believe in the power of framing. You can have a super inexpensive piece of art, but adding a pretty mat or the right color frame can make it look a lot more high end. I mentioned in my previous post that I love tearing art out of my coffee table books and putting them in a cool frame. I buy art from a ton of places, but see some of my most frequent stops below.
Flea Markets, Antique Stores & Travel: This has to be my main place to purchase art. I picked up a few prints in Paris years ago and they are still my most cherished. If you are ever there I highly recommend browsing the art vendors along the Seine, they carry replica prints of famous photos that are really hard to find online. The profile photo of Audrey Hepburn (this is such a pretty alternative), Frank Sinatra & Mia Farrow at the Capote masked ball and Bridget Bardot riding a bike all feel like they tell a story and I wish I had links to give you for those. I am such a sucker for cool photographs and old portraits.
Etsy / Amazon: If you can’t get to a flea market and like me traveling isn’t as frequent, both of these places are great resources for art. You can find already framed pieces, used items (on Etsy) or replica prints from famous artists like Matisse and Degas.
McGee & Co / Shoppe: For newer art I love the retail shops of Studio McGee and Amber Interiors. Shoppe carries some pieces by one of my favorite artists Jennifer Ament and McGee & Co has a broad range of paintings, photos and wall hangings.
CB2 / Anthropologie / St. Frank: I love all of these places for a mix of eclectic art and cool photographs. St. Frank has striking framed textiles, but if those are out of your price range they also offer prints with gorgeous coloring and patterns.
photos by Torrey Fox