When it comes to your home, we here at Valet. strongly believe that your personal style should be as apparent in your living spaces as it is in your wardrobe. Both are reflections of your taste and have the ability to change how you feel about yourself.
But buying art for your place can be stressful. The stakes seem higher and you often live with a piece of art longer than you do a piece of clothing. You have to find something that's original (not some generic, over-produced piece from a big box store) and then you often have to have it framed. But you should think about outfitting the walls of your home in the same way you invest in your wardrobe—get quality pieces that you love and they'll last you a long time.
Because great art, those pieces you really love, can stay with you for a lifetime, and each piece will mark a place, a time in your life and a memory, says Todd Nickey of Nickey Kehoe, the Los Angeles design studio and shop. "Start collecting when you're young—the piece doesn't have to cost a fortune, it just has to speak to you." Herewith, ten stylish options that we think speak for themselves—from maps that blend modern technology with classic looks to textured synographs (think 3-D printings of oil paintings that cost a fraction of the original).
“Structures 14” synograph on canvas,
$850 by Paul Van Rij
Glacier River photograph,
$135 by Chris Burkard
Northern sky print,
$90 by Stellavie
Joshua Tree chromogenic topographic print,
$110 by Scott Reinhard
“Want Better, Not More” signed print,
$99 by Anthony Burrill
World map in hemispheres,
$275 by Erstwhile
Need a Custom Frame?
Framebridge is an online custom framing service that makes the process fast, easy and reasonably priced. They offer a curated selection of 50 framing styles for items to be custom matted and framed in just a few days at a cost of $39 - $209, depending on the size of your art or memento, with shipping included.