I Heart Art

Hello everyone!  I hope you all remember to set your scales back before the wonderful Thanksgiving feast you’ll share with your family (I know.. wishful thinking right??) lol… The holiday shopping season has officially begun but I’m determined to stay away from the stores as much as possible.  I enjoy shopping on the internet for certain items for the home, such as art.  If you’ve been following me.. I’m sure you realize how fond I am of art, which is why I was ecstatic when I found the site, Invaluable.Com and decided to design a room around one of their paintings.  Ok, so you know how much I loooooove music.. when I saw this piece I flipped over the beautiful painting of Aretha.  I was in a daydream mode and thought I’d toy around with how I envisioned a room with this painting would look.  Invaluable has a vast array of art and believe me, it was a tough decision.  If you’ve not heard of them, Invaluable is a premier online auction offering art, jewelry, antiques and collectibles from all over the world.  The piece I chose is from their mixed media selection of Fine Art called Aretha by French Artist Jef Aerosol.  The starting bid is – eh hem –  (swallow hard)  $2000.00 (yikes- my husband would kill me) Mind you this is truly my dream piece..

Isn’t she gorgeous!!  The artist captured the early days of the “Queen of Soul” which to me, was her best work.  The vintage appeal of this painting is what caught my eye.  Of course this would make any room look stunning, but here’s the room I designed around this magnificent art work.. I imagine entertaining, while listening to Aretha and all my jazz favorites, while enjoying good company, delicious hors d’oeuvres and fine wine… and of course, admiring my fine art.



A girl can dream – “Can’t I??”  🙂

Adding the right art to your room is like choosing the perfect accessories for that fabulous outfit.  It’s easy to design a room around art and Invaluable could be your One-Stop art shopping place.  I hope you all enjoyed my fantasy room as much as I do.


6 thoughts on “I Heart Art

  1. I love the idea of explaining to the hubby where $2000 plus went. Must be some expensive groceries that makes the stomach sing….Smiling. I love what you’re doing here. Congrats on the ribbon cutting, and all the beautiful blessings that embrace you. I’m in Columbia, SC. Definitely, must come through and pay a visit. Blessings to you.


  2. I’ve heard of this site before but for whatever reason I never got a chance to visit. I love art and this portrait is gorg. I wish I had the money to invest in this piece but for now I can enjoy it on your wonderful blog 🙂

  3. That IS beautiful art! The colors are beautiful. I could certainly live in your fantasy room design. It’s gorgeous! I’ll have to check out that sight. Cheers to you and family! Have a wonderful, safe full tummy Thanksgiving!

  4. I could live with Aretha’s face on my wall. Since the moment I first heard her voice, she has always been the ultimate for me. I wish she was still recording.
    I like your design choices…that would be a happy room to spend time in. Next, would be an incredible sound system.

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