It was great to see so many of you at the Garden Marlborough Festival Wild Garden Party. The Art Auction was a huge success with all of the incredibly creative pieces selling under the hammer and raising more than $14,000 for students undertaking tertiary horticultural studies and also planting projects around Marlborough. Thank you for your spirited bidding and thank you to the outstanding artists that donated their wonderful work!
Adding a beautiful piece of art is one of the things that helps to make a house a home, and whether you’re staging a house for sale or whether you’ve just moved into a new home, we’ve put together a list of creative ways to help you display your art treasures.
- Bring the outside in – In smaller rooms that lack windows, create a view with a stunning landscape painting or print, positioned exactly where you would like to have a window.
- Get in the right frame of mind – Sometimes a frame can make all the difference. Give a small painting big attitude with an over sized frame. It works in reverse too… If you have a large striking piece of artwork, you can likely get away with a simpler frame.
- Forget the formality – If you’re filling a whole wall or large space with art work, don’t feel that you need to unify it… Use all sorts of shapes and sizes. It might help to trace the shapes of your paintings/photos on to paper and tape them to the wall before using a permanent fixing.
- Think texture too – Sometimes a brightly coloured piece of art can be overwhelming in a small space, so pick a display piece with a colour that blends into your wall add the wow factor by playing with texture instead. We love the empty vintage frames (pictured) painted the same colour as the wall behind.
- Art takes many forms – Don’t limit yourself to hanging your favourite pieces on the wall, a surface with a carefully placed collection of vintage treasures creates a conversational gallery.
- Don’t forget the outside – A piece of sculpture or garden art can transform your outside spaces.