This Is Happening: Classic Portraiture
How can you add a dose of history, charm, whimsy, and sophistication to your home all with a single item? Hang a vintage oil portrait. Popping up everywhere lately, this look is perfectly chic when incorporated into a modern interior. The unexpected juxtaposition of traditional art with contemporary pieces feels fresh and inspired, and we love the dose of history a vintage piece in an elaborate frame brings to new homes. Scroll through our slideshow to see how versatile these pieces can be and shop our selection of finds to give your walls a chic upgrade.
In the home of furniture designer Finn Juhl, an oversized image of a woman introduces another shot of color in the already eye-catching space.
If your dining space could use a conversation piece, a well-placed portrait is sure to spark discussion.
If your kitchen could use a burst of personality, a petite painting leaned against the wall under cabinets or shelves will command attention.
Designer Mary McDonald uses an oversized piece to add drama to a textural dining room design.
Will you be adding an oil portrait to your walls? Let us know your thoughts on this look in the comments below!