REDFIN ASKED CHRISTINA TWOMEY ART + DESIGN OUR TOP ARTWORK & Decor Tips for HOME INTERIORS...HERE'S WHAT WE HAD TO SAY!
A couple weeks back, Ryan Smith from Redfin's marketing team reached out to Christina Twomey Art + Design, along with several other top artists around the country - from Sacramento to Philadelphia - to ask for our top-tips on how to style your home interior with artworks. And, we were excited to answer! So, while we're all stationed at-home during quarantine, make sure to read-up on all the expert advice provided to help freshen up your walls this springtime!
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Christina Twomey Art + Design Tips: When working with new collectors, we always recommend utilizing blue painters tape to map out the exact size and shape of the artworks they plan to commission or purchase. This simple tip helps clients visualize how the final piece will fill-up the wall. We typically recommend a larger statement piece, so it doesn't feel like the wall is eating up your investment. We've found that when customers have decided to go with a smaller piece, they usually come back after it's hung saying they wish they'd gone bigger. Taking a few extra moments to use this very affordable blue-tape tip will help alleviate space regrets long-term.
We also like to get creative with configurations of our art panels. Sometimes a diptych, triptych or gallery wall of panels brings in more visually stimulating configuration to the room. And, perhaps adding textures, gemstones, or other structural elements to the art helps bring a 3-D effect to make it pop. The key is to truly think outside the box before you decide you know exactly what you want - even on color. I always love digging through color pallets on Pinterest for inspiration and suggest creating a mood board. Brainstorming 'big' and then narrowing down selections can be a very fun and rewarding process the collector can navigate with his or her artist(s). And finally, we also advise discussing budget up-front. It's important both the collector and artist are aligned on a price range both feel comfortable with so there are no surprises or upsets after you've both invested significant time in your brainstorming sessions.
We have found the curation of artwork to be such an intimate and personal journey for each individual we work with. And, parallelly, it's an intimate and personal journey for us artists as well. During this time of severe economic uncertainty I can imagine all artists (and other small businesses, actors, musicians, waiters, etc) are aligned in our mutual gratitude for collectors seeking out our work - I know we certainly are. - Christina Twomey Art + Design