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The 3 Commandments When Purchasing Art

Hello again, Friends! Like most things in design, there are always guidelines and rules that will ensure an aesthetically pleasing space…Even for the fun stuff; like purchasing art!! LUCKY FOR YOU we have carefully crafted a set of 3 commandments for you to follow religiously (lol) when you’re acquiring these statement pieces.  jkdjf Commandment #1: Thou Shall Play With Color: via Motivo Home by Andrea-Noel This piece is from: CHC Art ddk via Motivo Home by Andrea-Noel This piece is from: CHC Art As obvious as it may seem, color is more than integral in the art selection process. Think about how this piece of art will add to/complete your space. Finding a piece of art that employs the color scheme of the room while empowering the space, as opposed to over-powering the space, is ideal.  dkf Commandment #2: Thou Shall Know How to Group Art: via Flaunt & Center dfd via My Scandinavian Home Art grouping is all the rage lately and can make for such a complete look. But like our friend Uncle Ben said, “With great art comes great responsibility”, so let’s talk about how to do this right. First off, don’t over-do it. If the space you’re working with is simple and clean, a duo/trio set of pieces works wonderfully. If a more complex look is what you crave, planning a gallery wall is in order. Make sure all pieces selected embody a consistent theme and again, color scheme! kldf Commandment #3: Thou Shall Not Ignore Sizing: via Motivo Home by Andrea-Noel This piece is from: Surya kdfj via Motivo Home by Andrea-Noel This piece is from: Moe’s Home Collection... read more

Trending Now: Copper Accents

Happy Thursday! There is really nothing like a design trend that can be used in a multitude of ways & spaces. That is why we are hopping on this next trend-train in a big way. Copper accents are in and so are we. See for yourself! jdkf via Buzzfeed kfjd via So Fresh & So Chic lk via Attic Mag df via Design Love Fest df via Megan Burges Gilliam df via Style Caster dfjk via My Style Vita df via Life From Home df This trend-train is leaving and copper is the conductor. ^You can bet your ass we just doubled that as a science joke.^ kf Until next Thursday… Don’t forget to follow us for updates, inspiring posts, and other exciting things taking place in the world of Motivo Home by Andrea-Noel : Instagram: @motivohome Facebook: Motivo Home by Andrea-Noel Twitter: @_ANDesigns Xoxo, Motivo Home by Andrea-Noel... read more

Unlikely Friends: Vintage Meets Contemporary

Is it Thursday already?! We are all about unlikely combinations that work & this one might be our FAV: The old meets the new. Placing vintage items in contemporary spaces may or may not be the most interesting & aesthetic design choice…Check it out!   jkj via Amber Interiors kj via Blog Lovin’ lk via Apartment Therapy kj via Style Me Pretty jkj via Boston Magazine kjj via Daily Dream Decor djskdskd via One Kings Lane jhj Don’t be afraid to mix it up! dfd Until next Thursday… Don’t forget to follow us for updates, inspiring posts, and other exciting things taking place in the world of Motivo Home by Andrea-Noel : Instagram: @motivohome Facebook: Motivo Home by Andrea-Noel Twitter: @_ANDesigns Xoxo, Motivo Home by Andrea-Noel... read more

Prince’s Purple by Pantone

Another week in the books!  As designers, we are constantly trying to find new color pallets to draw from so as you could imagine, we were pumped to wake up this morning to an article introducing Pantone’s newest color. It is named after the icon’s symbol and it is the most beautiful hue of violet! dfkj We thought in light of the new color, we would highlight some fabulous violet looks.  Check it out! kd via Melissa Mercier jf via Z Gallerie fkg via House and Home ldf via Z Gallerie ldkf via Home Design Center dfdjdff via Donna Print Art dl R.I.P. Prince! djfk Until next Thursday… Don’t forget to follow us for updates, inspiring posts, and other exciting things taking place in the world of Motivo Home by Andrea-Noel : Instagram: @motivohome Facebook: Motivo Home by Andrea-Noel Twitter: @_ANDesigns Xoxo, Motivo Home by Andrea-Noel :*... read more

Back to School, Back to School

Happy Thursday!! Like many others, this week was all about back to school for us. Between finding the perfect backpack, meeting the teacher and getting together supplies….things are already getting hectic. We thought we’d take this week to share with you some awesome ideas for a study area in your home!  dkfjd Back to School Blues ldfd via Home Bunch This study space is so adorable. Everything from the wooden countertop to the hanging plant/storage rods make it a perfect place for the kids to get some homework done. This easy set up is perfect for that long hallway you don’t know what to do with, too. GET THIS LOOK: IKEA kdfj Studying with Shiplap via New England Home This one is all about style and natural light, which is so refreshing, plus we love the subtle pops of color. Think about the colors and tones that will keep your kiddos inspired and focused….and don’t forget about great desk chairs to keep them comfy for the long hours.  GET THIS LOOK: Poly & Bark dkfjdkj The Pink Peer via Target Target does back to school so well…ALWAYS. This little pink paradise is ideal for studying. We’re obsessed over the bar cart turned book/supply shelf and obviously all the pink. (All carts are bar carts, right?? Just checking.) GET THIS LOOK: Target dkfjdk Clipboard Cognition via Tobi Fairley What an awesome look…Hanging decorative clipboards can look so cool and be so helpful for organization. Think about giving each family member their own board for school reminders, shopping lists, invitations and bills. This idea is just fun and functional. GET THIS LOOK: Hobby Lobby dkfdl The Organization Club via... read more

5 Ways to Spice Up Your Powder Room

Often times your powder room can feel too small to amp-up, but this week we want to share with you 5 ways to spice up your powder room. Check it out! kdjf Space-Opening Wallpaper via Jessica Conner kdfj  Floating Shelves via NYCLQ jkdf A Large Mirror via The Effortless Chic kdfj Fun Sink via Detect View jdfkd Interesting Art via Little House of Four hjdfh Don’t settle for boring, not even in the Powder Room. kjdf Until next Thursday… Don’t forget to follow us for updates, inspiring posts, and other exciting things taking place in the world of Motivo Home by Andrea-Noel : Instagram: @motivohome Facebook: Motivo Home by Andrea-Noel Twitter: @_ANDesigns Xoxo, Motivo Home by Andrea-Noel... read more