Art is an immense and relative term, making it either a dream or a nightmare for those attempting to navigate it on a buyer’s level. Regardless of if you’re deciding where to hang a print, debating whether or not to pull the trigger on a first acquisition, or still wondering where the hell to even start your search, the artwork-purchasing process can feel like a tremendous endeavor — but, you don’t need to feel intimidated by it. We tapped experts across the online art-space to break down any stigmas still surrounding researching, buying, and home-styling quality pieces as beginners
When was the last time you switched up what’s hanging on your walls? If it took you a minute to answer that, you’re probably overdue for a refresh. Switching up your art is one of the easiest ways to refresh a room, and after spending so much time quarantining at home, it’s no wonder Etsy has seen searches for wall art climb 94 percent over the past three months. (Fitting, too, that they’re responding to that interest with the launch of augmented reality on the Etsy app, so you can see what something will look like before you click
The moment they saw the expansive, Plantation-style home, nestled within lush, mature trees on their house-hunting journey five years ago, Jose and Heide Dans were smitten. “It reminded us of a favorite house we’ve visited at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic. We wanted a resort feel with large indoor and outdoor spaces for entertaining,” explains Jose. The 8,000-square-foot house, built in 2005, had great bones but desperately needed a modern revamp.
The dazzling upgrade began by replacing ubiquitous white marble