Buying Art Online

our Amanda Stone Talley painting: photo by Nicole Cohen

One of the most frequently asked questions I get about our home (right after questions about paint colors which I’ve answered here and here) is where to buy art online. I get a lot of compliments on the pieces in our home and while I didn’t technically buy all of them online in the traditional sense – I certainly did discover all of the artists online.

our Kerri Rosenthal painting : photo by Lesley Unruh

My best tip to sourcing and discovering great pieces for your home is to follow a few artists on Instagram.  Instagram is a great way to discover so many fun and interesting things. I love how the site
generates new names  based on those you already follow.  If you’re not sure who to follow, here’s some of my personal faves. Amanda Talley (she painted the piece in our living room-top photo). Kerri Rosenthal – she’s the artist who painted the bright yellow heart painting in our foyer above. Carter Kustera did the charming silhouettes in our front stairway. (You can read more about those three pieces here.)

our Carter Kusteras: photo by Nicole Cohen

I also love the work of Jenny Prinn, Tiel Duncan, Kate Waddell and Kerry Steele. This year I’m I’m hoping to acquire a few more pieces to fill the few remaining empty wall spaces we still have left. My best tip, aside from measuring several times-is to really take your time with an art purchase and buy only what you truly love-regardless of colors or trends.

my son’s baby swimsuits : photo by Lesley Unruh

Personally, I also love to frame my kid’s art and also mementos in lieu of a painting or
print. Vintage scarves and pieces of colorful printed fabric lend themselves
best to this sort of project but as long as it’s meaningful, you can’t go wrong.

I’ve also found some beautiful artwork over at Serena and Lily, One Kings Lane, Etsy, Horchow and just recently Minted. Here’s a round up of some of the art available at these sources that I absolutely love!

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  2. Happy Birthday Sue! You have always been an inspiration to me and I love your support of these artists and their works!!

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