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Somebody's Watching Me | Portraits on the Wall

As I have mentioned before I have a wide appreciation for many art styles & genres, but I have always been a sucker for a beautiful portrait.  A classic vintage portrait just adds a layer of sophistication to a space, while a modern interpretation can add instant character.  I love incorporating portraits into a space to add a touch of history & mystery.  The portraits I usually come across are from flea markets or thrift stores, so there is little to no idea who the image is based on or the actual story behind it.  I find that makes the piece a bit more romantic.  I also think that the saying about letting the art you choose speak to you, couldn't be more apropos when it comes to portraits.  They all aren't works of art, but when you find the ones you love, you will know instantly.

We have recently added a large portrait into our own home (I can't wait to share it!) and I love the feel it had given our space.

Do you love Portraits as much as I do?!  

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  1. I love how you said "Somebody's Watching Me" in the title - because that's always how I feel with a portrait in the room. :) I've always wanted to get really quirky photographs taken of my husband and I {like in weird outfits, with super weird props, and a hideous sofa} to put in our living room. Is that weird? Can't wait to see how you incorporated a portrait in your space!

  2. I LOVE portraits- especially oils. I think that the weirder the better. I like to make up stories about the person in the painting, too! Can't wait to see yours!

  3. Absolutely love portraits!!! I added a pencil sketch to the gallery wall surrounding our tv of my great-grandmother that was drawn by a New Orleans artist in the 50's. It is so special to me but it freaks my husband out! He always feels like she's watching him :D

  4. I love portraits too. My mom has a beautiful one of herself that she had drawn in Paris when she was young and one day I will own my great-grandmother's oil portrait that I love so so much!

  5. What pretty photos...I am dying over the one with the grasscloth and floral settee! Thanks for the creative inspiration. Can't wait to see what you've got in store with portraits!

  6. Love portraits--especially of people I don't know so I can imagine who they were and what fabulous lives they lead. Great post!


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