Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Inside Source: High vs. Low


I was honored to once again be asked by The Inside Source to give my advice on where to splurge and where to save when decorating. This topic was right up my alley since I often mix expensive pieces with eBay and flea market finds in my work. My choices also illustrate my other love of juxtaposing modern pieces like the 1970's abstract painting, which reminded me of a Rothko, with an antique French chest of drawers. I would definitely hang the painting above, add a lamp and turn the piece into a bar!

Make sure you check out the entire article online for more High vs. Low suggestions from Erin of Elements of Style, Kim of Desire to Inspire, Alissa of The GOODS Design, and the ladies of Remodelista. And a big thank you goes out to Marni Elyse Katz for writing the great article and including us all!

12 comments:

the NEO-traditionalist said...

Can't wait to go take a look. That painting is magnifique! Love the colors... I's Rothko gone girly! XOXO

La Maison Fou said...

Thanks, I will have to go check this out!

Leslie

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Congratulations! It was great reading your advice. Love that artwork!

Modern Traditionalist said...

I love the pairing of contemporary pieces with antiques!

brian paquette interiors said...

i always love these articles. It gives my clients such a better idea of what I mean when I say high v. low...thanks!

Typhanie said...

Hi Heather,

I passed The Sunshine Award on to you...Happy Blogging!

-Typhanie
http://shoeboxdecor.blogspot.com/2010/01/sunshine-award.html

Kelly Green said...

will def. check this out! thanks!KG

Karena said...

Rothko is one of my mentors, as id Josef Albers! Great colorists. I love to mix it up like this!

jones said...

I completely agree with the choice of quality new or antique case pieces--they increase or maintain their value, add a wow factor, and can be multi-purpose. As for art--you have to love what you put on your walls whether it is a signed and listed artist or not, the work has to add something positive to the room. High and low creates such positive movement that it is the only way to go. This was a super article.

Jaime said...

I love that Rothko-like painting... great bar you created!

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

A great design is usually one that has "old things" mixed with new! Loved the article.

Ruthie

honey living said...

love your choices here.

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