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Live Ideas
Read about interior décor and get great ideas for decorating your home. Live pictures from real homes will help you incorporate oil paintings in your home Decor.

The glamorous Hollywood stars are continuously re-inventing the definition of style… trying to out-ritz the rest of the stars is not an easy task. One creative visionary has re-defined the meaning of a Hollywood getaway by completely renovating and redesigning a massive majestic abode – a wooden dome home in the heart of Southern California's retreat – Big Bear. The home is an architectural marvel and located in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. The beauty of the exterior is surpassed by an exquisite decorative interior, spot lights illuminate the central living room shinning light on over a dozen hand painted Impressionist oil paintings – reproductions of Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Gustav Klimt, Pier August Renoir, Pablo Picasso and many more… The Impressionist Dome Home is a one of a kind retreat that the wealthy and the famous of La La Land will be standing in line for many years to come… See more of the Dome Home: http://www.bigbeardomehome.com/

Office fluorescent lights, blurring computer screens and entirely functional, dull office furniture give the impression that you’re living in mono? And when you get home, does everything go where it should?In short, is your decor lacking in the unusual, inspiring, extraordinary department?Wassily Kandinsky, the Russian born Father of Abstract Art – helps me get inspired with lines, colors and geometrical shapes.Bright, bold and tickling to all the senses. Kandinsky makes you feel good as you go about your day, ads sophistication to your space as well as your life.The Throughgoing Lines express well, whatever you like, from Music Symphony, to a Culinary masterpiece in the Kitchen. And while the news of the world may be bleak, that’s no reason for you to sit at home and moan. The oscillating music wave design of Kandinsky’s Art adds rhythm to your space, even when your radio is turned off.

Your bedroom is your sanctuary where you are free to express yourself. Here are 3 tips to help you set the mood. Just in time for Valentine's Day!The Colors Reds inspire lust and passion; add reds with pillows, drapery, or a red accent wall. The combination of cream and browns is attractive to both sexes, as are soft pastels. Add touches of nature by adding plants or freshly cut flowers. Or, consider hanging narrow vertical oil paintings of abstract or modern artists.The Lighting Bedroom lighting should be adjustable and come from different sources. Above your bed, mount a pair of lamps with which you can rotate or set to shine bright for reading or dim for a sensual mood. A cool trick is to adjust your wall lamps to act as spot gallery lighting for your artworks when you are not in bed.The Art Place your bed in the center of your wall, or where it looks best when you enter the room. If you don’t have a view, hang a tantalizing image to take in as you lie in bed. Perhaps it’s an image from your past, or a favorite artist reproduction that reminds you of your first infatuation.Add these key elements...

Ever wondered what color corresponds with “Eggshell” or “Gohst White”? This useful tool will help you match the color to its name Visit our Wall Decor Tools page and get started!This is the first of many wall decor tools that we hope to develop. if you have any ideas let us know...

Who says that the design always comes before the art? Oil Paintings along with other forms of art offer us endless inspiration and new direction for our surroundings. I’ve always believed that the framework of a beautiful design is hiding in that one piece that you view as extra special. We just have to take a look around us and start with the art! Expectation; by Gustav Klimt is a phenomenal piece of work to examine when in need of creative motivation. Klimt was considered an artist of Art Nouveau, although his technique encompassed a variation of style. This one in particular has a very distinct Egyptian feel—the figure seemingly two dimensional with the head turned at a nearly impossible angle. We recognize a resemblance of the Eye of Ra both in the background and in the woman’s dress. A perfect balance of organic and geometric shapes along with vibrant color makes this piece complex and captivating. With a good eye, and some treasure hunting, your interior can be the same! Such a royal...

Claude MonetArtist’s Garden at Giverny; Claude MonetWho says that the design always comes before the art? Oil Paintings along with other forms of art offer us endless inspiration and new direction for our surroundings. I’ve always believed that the framework of a beautiful design is hiding in that one piece that you view as extra special. We just have to take a look around us and start with the art! Take the Artist’s Garden at Giverny, for instance. Impressionistic works like this one portray harmony through the beauty of nature. The gentle style of the piece promotes free flowing lines and soft colors. In fact, the timing of Impressionism flowed directly into the...

“Art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can only be explored by those willing to take the risks.” -Mark RothkoIt seems lately that many people are looking for inspiration regarding their walls. Different textures on the wall are always interesting to work with, but where lies the muse behind the surface? If you are an art fanatic like myself, you may look at art in a different way than most. Two inches away, three feet away, a mile away (ha!)…Do you ever notice the brushstrokes in a painting? Are they vertical, horizontal, heavy or light? Every different painter throughout history has had a different technique, and I believe upon closer observation, we can use these techniques to make our homes unique and stunning! Use small areas on your walls, or go crazy with the entire room! Consider the following examples.Starry Night; Vincent Van Gogh: Who can deny this great masterpiece?! Vincent used thick, quick brushstrokes applied by a course brush, or even a palette knife. Why not add a little Van Gogh to your bedroom? Coat your wall with a base color and...

Julie had a great question about hanging art over a staircase and hallway: “Dear Brei, I have two staircases which are at opposite ends of my hall. I have a Victorian house with rounded corners and 7 doors off the hallway. I have about 8 to 10 feet of solid wall on either side of the straightway. I have very high walls next to both staircases. After 19 years in the house our hall has been restored. Is there a book or pictures of the best way to hang my art up the stairs and along the hall? Any suggestions would be appreciated.” Well, a Victorian house sounds spectacular; I would love to see what you’ve done with the place. For a big house with large staircases and hallway, the approach is to group several art pieces in a sequence that would be eye catching and intriguing. Here is a step by step approach to set up your staircase with grouped artworks. I also put together a collage that I think would be a really good fit for a Victorian house décor.Steps:It is important to measure the wall space where you want to hang...

If you share a passion for both handmade oil paintings and a passion for music, you can combine the two to create a truly special interior design.As someone who considers himself an art connoisseur and somewhat of a musician (I sing and play the saxophone though not at the same time…) I was truly impressed with a series of photos a client of mine sent sharing his interior décor of his Phoenix, Arizona home.What I like the most about his décor is the simplicity, and smoothness of the design. This allows focusing our attention to the love affair among the artworks and the instruments. This relationship goes deeper then the décor, it really sets the mood of the room and you can feel how the paintings provide inspiration to the music. Like my client, john, commented: “love her playing by my piano.” Thank you John for sharing your interior design with us, I truly love it! It’s inspiration for the eyes and ears!