Being married to someone who also has a creative bent means that my husband likes to have a say in the decor choices for our home. We don’t always agree on what we’d like to see in our home, but in the end, I’m always grateful for the collaborative process. (As long as he has embraced my vision.) The color of the new seating in our breakfast nook took some convincing, but once it arrived, we both swooned.
Sometimes, my sweet husband will let things he is not a fan of slide—brass animals that show up from estate sales,
and plants—come to mind.
But art on the walls, and how high or low it’s hung is a meeting of the minds in our home. We definitely have to be in agreement. I think because we both recognize the value art can bring to our lives, what we choose to look at everyday is meaningful to us and worth voicing an opinion about.
I love the way art can impact me when I walk into a room. It can take me to a place far away from where I really am with just a glance,
to a time when my sons were much younger, and mine and my husband’s parents were too.
it can affect me physically with the colors or images it offers,
and when people come into our home, it says something about me and my family.
I’m glad there are online places like Invaluable, Etsy, and eBay, for finding unique pieces of art that are affordable. I also love estate sales and discount home stores for finding sculptural and large works of art. I want art in different forms to be everywhere in my home–showcasing the beauty of the people and the world around us. It brings joy to me, and as my husband said, “because it’s something to look at.”