Sometimes it's a struggle to find the right kind of art for the bathroom. A common theme is to go nautical, but we prefer the modern mesh sculpture in this bathroom designed by architect Andreas Charalambous. The figural sculpture is hung from airplane wire so it moves gently, creating different shadows throughout the day, thanks to a skylight above. The mesh also nicely complements the charcoal-gray slate floor.
On the Lowdown
This bedroom corner, designed by Gregory Augustine, provides a comfortable spot to rest and read in the afternoon. But, notice the interesting placement of the artwork. Art was hung below the windowsill to be enjoyed at eye level while seated. It's a great idea that adds sophistication to comfort.
Frame It Up
Designer Elissa Russo creates this hallway focal point with a photograph in a burled wood-trim frame to connect architecturally to the antique chest underneath. Alone, the photo would have been too small, floating in space above the heavy piece of furniture. But the trim, and the carefully placed objects underneath, create a stunning scenario.
The painting's subject matter in this Ammie Kim-designed dining room is perfect for a dining area. The frame picks up the golden tones that are used throughout the room and the art is hung at the perfect height (just slightly above eye level of seated diners).
Designer Simon Temprell demonstrates how art can transform a plain-Jane space. The Renaissance-era painting in a dramatic, gilded frame and the oversized candelabra sconces bring instant character to the room.