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Frame of Mind: Art that Inspires Positivity

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Surrounding yourself with beautiful art can create an impact on your everyday outlook. When crafted with sincerity and thoughtfulness, any artistic creation can speak to the heart, and convey a message of inspiration and encouragement. In this edition, the Balsam Hill blog features artworks that resonate a positive vibe in your home:

Rio Grande Spring, 2011

Rio Grande

Painted along the Rio Grande in New Mexico, this oil palette knife painting by Roger Alderman presents a one-of-a-kind texture that beautifully captures the dynamic spirit of the landscape. Exhibiting gorgeous hues, the work is an interesting creation that draws the eyes of your guests to the breathtaking visage of the river. The masterpiece inspires conversation and serves as a great accent to brighten up a modern living room.

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Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

My Balsam Hill Home: Walls as Canvases

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Walls tie the look of the room together. Even when you have the most expensive furnishings, your home design can turn into a disaster without an appropriate backdrop to envelop your space. How do you choose the best wall decor?

One thing I do is grab paint swatches from hardware stores like Lowes or Home Depot, and frame them up on my wall to add some color. This also helps me imagine how a space can come to life.

Most homeowners are now becoming bolder in their choices of wall decor. Some have even gone to great lengths turning their walls into their very own works of art. In my latest post for the Balsam Hill blog, I will show you five ways to transform your blank canvas into a masterpiece.


1.) Typography

Typography has now become a hot trend, according to Houzz contributor Becky Harris. Alphanumeric designs create a range of looks. Sharp edges exude a modern appeal, while fluid cursive strokes add a classic touch. Often, you can find vintage street signs or modern letter or number blocks that provide your home with that eclectic look.

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