My New Pretty

I mentioned in my post yesterday that I purchased a piece of art!

I have been looking far and wide for at least four months for the perfect piece to grace the wall above my sofa. And artwork is certainly not the easiest thing to find for a home. Here were my criteria:

  • Colors had to either be neutral or coordinate with my furnishings
  • Unique piece with fabulous and original style (I didn’t want something from a big box store)
  • Appropriate size in proportion to the sofa
  • Within my price range (I was willing to splurge a bit on this since it will be a focal point)

How did I find something that met these criteria? Diligence! I have scoured my sources almost daily.

Where did I look? All over. Mainly I looked at two sites that specialize in high end design items at discounted prices: One King’s Lane and Joss and Main. They feature new items every day, but items are only available for a limited time and are subject to availability (you have to pounce when you like something!). To use these sites, simply create a username and password, then shop to your heart’s desire.

They sell everything from candles to consoles during their sale events. During my search, I saw a wide variety of artwork. There are always a few posters and canvas prints available, but the Vintage and Market Finds section regularly offers framed art as well.

Yesterday, OKL featured Emerging Artists so I did my usual scroll through… Then I saw this little pretty (angels singing)

Susan by Jennifer Moreman

Is this not divine?! I LOVE it!

This piece is by a Texas artist named Jennifer Moreman. I had heard of her work before and when I saw this piece, I had to snatch it up. (I plan to do a feature post of her work tomorrow.)

Of course, I can’t afford an original piece. So this is a 36″ x 24″ canvas print. The retail price is $325, but I was able to order this gorgeous girl for around $160… a steal.

The size will be perfect above our sofa and I love the neutrals tones mixed with metallic accents.

What do you think of the new piece?