December 9, 2009

Less Is More: Picture Frames & Canvases



My aesthetic tends to favor streamlined spaces softened with neutrals and warmed up through texture. That's why I'm so drawn to these pictures frames and canvases with almost nothing!

The frames carve out a little architectural detail on the wall, while the lack of a print or color keeps the space clean and clutter free. The result is a lovely look void of visual distraction. Less is always more in my book :)

15 comments:

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Very unusual but I like them, especially the last one. I like how they float in the room with out holding our attention too captive. Lovely **

Chicago City Girl said...

I'm a big fan of a thin gold-leafed frame such as in picture #1. It's always classy and never goes out of style. Subtle sophistication.

cara @ City Girl Chicago
http://www.citygirlchicago.blogspot.com

Jess LC said...

I love this clean look myself. I did the easiest art project in the world with just twine, canvas, and some fabric a while back. Check it out here: http://makeundermylife.com/no-paint-artwork-in-15-minutes/.

It used no paint and took less than 15 minutes to do!

jade said...

that last photo looks beyond inviting. the textures are so lush and the couches look like clouds. beautiful.

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

Love this look too-minimal and very chic-
cheers!

Dragonfly said...

I'm a texture fan too!! Very nice :-)

Down and Out Chic said...

i adore that last room! those frilly pillows accent the detail on the canvas perfectly.

lisa golightly said...

Oh that last picture .... love ! I have got to stop over here more often ! Just adoring everything you do. xoxo Lisa

Nimue said...

love the simplicity and class these frames breathe out! the last one is my personal favorite...

TERI REES WANG said...

Sometimes the most impressive art is the ones that does not jump off the wall to smack you in the face, or even the one that sits pretty in place but, rather the one that recedes and floats and moves the space.

Sarah Klassen said...

This is a beautiful idea...a way to layer your wallspace without overpowering it. Lovely examples, Crystal...

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Rebecca said...

Love these looks!
The last one with the matching chaise lounges is my favorite. I wish my bedroom was big enough to hold one, i'd probably never leave that room.

Liz said...

so true..."less is more" as shown in these images. i especially love the last image...all of it.

thanks for sharing

ox

My Notting Hill said...

Love these subtle examples - thanks!

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