Vintage Posters at Home… (Wait, that place looks so familiar…)

Occasionally when folks walk into the gallery they can’t quite picture what a poster will look like in their home. Perhaps it’s their first significant piece of art, or maybe it’s the size or value of the poster that gives them pause … for whatever reason, it’s a question we field here not too infrequently.

Recently, my home was featured on a website called Houzz. (Here’s the link to the full story.) I don’t usually toot my own horn (or my own home, for that matter), but Esther really seemed to ‘get’ the house and the way I have chosen to use posters in it. The house is clearly Victorian, but these posters can work in just about any space…

Screen Shot 2014-03-15 at 3.49.00 PMJust two shots from a great shoot coordinated, photographed and written up by my new best friend Esther Hershcovich.

Screen Shot 2014-03-15 at 3.55.32 PMIn a perfect world posters shouldn’t overwhelm a room: they should provide a focal point, or an accent (unless you’re a collector, in which case they kind of appear EVERYWHERE, as they do in my house).

Screen Shot 2014-03-16 at 10.44.03 AMIn my bathroom I hung a variety of smaller-sized framed higgledy-piggeldy… some overlapping, others on their own… it’s cluttered, but I like it.

There are a bunch of new posters in-store this month. Although I love all of them, I thought I’d show you my top three choix-du-jour:

IMG_0890_largeI sat next to a very nice Danish man on a plane recently and he told me that the Copenhagen poster, which was award-winning when produced in 1958, recently – kind of by accident – just won another poster contest…. Great art is kind of timeless, I guess. (And I really love those ducks…)

Also: On our new Pinterest page – yup, we’re EVERYWHERE! – we often feature pins that show how posters look in the home. Makes it easier for clients to get a sense of space and perspective…

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