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Life in Contrast: How to transform your space with art and simple accessories.

Life in Contrast: How to transform your space with art and simple accessories.

One of the easiest ways to transform your space is with wall art. It sets the tone for the entire space, and is so simple to do with just a bit of guidance.

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If you haven't checked out our step by step guides, get them here.
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Basic room transformed with artwork and simple accessories
The basics of using wall art to transform a room:
    1. Select a focal wall.
    2. Size for balance.
    3. Select images that complement your existing color palette.
    4. Select coordinating art pieces that continue the theme in other ways (without fighting for attention).
    5. Pull the dominant colors and shapes into the space with textiles and basic decor items like pillows, blankets and accessories

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    Let's play with contrast
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    Black and white photography reminds me of stylish simplicity. There is something so powerful and captivating when lines, patterns, shadows, and texture become the focus, and everything else falls away. It is so easy to get lost in the art.
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    Let's pause life for a moment and take a trip into the classics of style. Shake up a Sidecar or it's mocktail cousin, put on a playlist that celebrates the iconic black and white contrast of piano, or the smooth sound of American Standards and slip into the timeless world of black and white.
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    Transform a basic room with artwork as your inspiration and black and white interior styling.
    Curated artwork collection of Hawaii, Kauai photography art
    "Wooden Pier" black and white image by Latitudesgallery.com, inspiration for black and white styled room.
    "Lone Oak" by LatitudesGallery.com , black and white artwork inspiration for black and white styled room"Dunes", black and white photograph by Latitudesgallery.com, becomes the inspiration for a black and white styled room.
     
    Finishing touches for a Hawaiian theme room
    Now take the look to the next level and bring the artwork and contrast into the room in subtle ways that evoke it's feeling and depth. Mimic patterns and textures and play with dark and light.
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    The key? Texture, lines and contrast.
    Decor Elements Checklist:
    1. A few pillows and throw blankets.
      Goal: Pull the shades of black, white and gray through the room to create balance and mimic the textural elements of the artwork.
    2. A couple classic textures and shapes.
      Think: Lines, both gently organic like the tree and dunes, and very rigid like the railings and wood in Wooden Pier.
    3. Botanicals
      Think: Green foliage with a gray undertone, like Chinese Evergreen, Silver Bay or Sansevieria Sayuri.

    Shopping made simple

    All the accessories shown in the completed room are found here in one simple Ideabook.  All the hard work is already done for you! Great, right? You can thank me later. 😉
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    Accessory ideabook. Styling made simple. Transform a basic room with artwork as your inspiration and black and white interior styling.
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    The fun doesn't have to end, replay for a whole new look!
    Need more? Any of our images can be printed in black and white or sepia tone.
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