I recently found this amazing vintage oil painting on etsy for such a steal I just couldn’t pass it up. Never mind that it quickly got me the side-eye from Garrett because we currently have no less than eight pieces either waiting to be hung, or to be taken to the framers (where I’ll fork over a month’s rent and my soul.)
As you can imagine, we’re quickly running out of wall space in our tiny DC apartment. I’m all for leaning art for casual display, but ours is currently leaning against the wall in the stairwell landing, to the side of my nightstand, laundry hamper, and closet door. Chic, right?
Thinking about art placement reminded me of Kate and Andy Spade’s Southampton home designed by Steven Sclaroff. Formerly the home of William Merritt Chase’s Southampton Art Colony, founded in 1892, it’s only fitting that the walls are covered from wall to ceiling with pieces from the Spade’s enviable collection.
A Spade home (or store) is always enough to bring me back from the ledge just when I’m ready to declare that I’m done with salon style walls. They (with the help of Sclaroff) have mastered the collected look I’m so partial to. Aren’t you curious to hear the background behind each piece?