Affordable Art

February 25, 2009

Oversized art pieces make a statement in any space. They’re big and bold and you only need one item as opposed to the several it would take to fill up the same area. You don’t even need to hang them…if you have the right spot you can just prop the piece, as I did here, for the same effect (and fewer holes in your wall).

You might find yourself shying away from even considering these overscale pieces due to price. Surprise, surprise! They’re not that expensive. Take this colorful floral “painting” I purchased at Ballard Designs a few years ago for only $299. At roughly 47″ square, it’s a bargain when you consider you’d need many smaller prints to fill up the same space.

These bold flowers are printed on gallery-wrapped canvas (read: you don’t need a frame) and mimic an original oil painting.

Most people don’t know that it’s not the real thing. I knew I’d hit the jackpot when my dad, a serious art collector, asked me who the artist was. I’m pretty sure he’d never heard of the collective works of Madamoiselle Ballard!



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