Friday, August 12, 2011

Architectural art is a unique choice to decorate the walls of your home. Whether an antique print or painting or black and white photographs of architecture or architectural details - there is a style to suit any decor. Don't forget the lighting—the right light fixtures can bring your wall art to life.

Wall Art

Empire Gallery (via)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi was an 18th century Italian artist famous for his etchings of existing and fantasy architecture. Antique Piranesi prints sell for thousands but there are modern copies available for a lot less.

Interior Design Ideas

House Beautiful (via)

This living room designed by Mary McDonald has a masculine energy with the dark colors and red accents. The framed Piranesi print on the mantel fits in well with the other classic elements.

Wall Art

All Posters (via)

Baroque architectural prints in gold leaf frames have a traditional feeling but could also work in a romantic shabby chic interior.

Wall Sconce

House Beautiful (via)

An architectural print, probably by Piranesi, is the perfect art for this traditional dining room. The black and white print adds interest to the wall but is not distracting from the elegant furnishings and lighting. Though not frequently used to light art, note how beautifully wall sconces can work with small framed pieces.

Wall Art

Art Blart (via)

Art Deco and modern architecture is celebrated in photographs and paintings by leading photographers and artists of the 20th century. Margaret Bourke White's photographs of the Chrysler building are almost as iconic as the building itself.

Outdoor Lighting

Fansina Flash Bulb (via)

Vintage photographs of mid century modern houses, like this one by Julius Shulman, look great in a modern interior. Love the vintage dresses in this picture too!

Wall Art

This Next (via)

Black and white photographs of architectural details can work in many interiors. Depending on the framing, these photographs can have a vintage or contemporary feeling. It could be a great DIY art project.

Ceiling Lamps

Emily Clark (via)

A collection of architectural prints from different periods creates an interesting gallery wall. Mix in architectural art into a collection of paintings and photographs for an eclectic gallery wall.

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