I love art that isn’t generic, you know like those typical framed prints everyone buys from big box stores, I find them boring. Before you call me a snob, I confess that I used to have them all over my apartment when I was living alone because back then, Etsy didn’t exist and it was really hard to find nice prints of original works from artists that were affordable or even easy to find. And hey, NO JUDGEMENT if you still buy art at big home stores – to each his own. Though as your trusty decorating friends, I want to give you a little push to check into buying more art prints because they are everywhere online these days and they are really, really good!
We’ve come a long way with art these days because you can find beautiful work nearly everywhere online and shop direct from artists or a middleman who sells their work. This provides endless opportunities for decorating enthusiasts. Not only can you get affordable work (prints are wayyyy less expensive than original works so I have lots of prints personally), but often stuff that no one else has and if you are supporting an artist so they can continue doing what they love.
I found recently the new “Looking closer” collection of 6 watercolor art prints made by hand by Copenhagen-based designer and artist, Silke Bonde, and fell in love. They range in size between 70 x 50 cm and 100 x 70 cm and retail between 89-98€, so like I said, affordable. About the collection Silke says, “The use of blue and green tones characterizes the northern nature and it’s color palette. The collection is made with watercolors to match the organic shapes which you will find in the nature. It is a minimalistic collection with a mix of straight lines and organic shapes.”
Lucky for us all, she ships worldwide so you can buy anything that you see directly from her web shop.
(Photos and styling by the German-based Studio Oink.