We're all familiar with the transformative power of color, but one of our personal favorite ways to transform a space is with art. Original paintings, one-off sketches, and unique photography are instant pick-me-ups for any space that's feeling flat. Art adviser Holly Baxter is very familiar with the influence it has on a room, and her own Pacific Heights home (featured in SFC&G) proves it.
While she kept the original bones of the 1918 building intact (including the architectural moldings and period details), she modernized it with a neutral color palette and contemporary décor throughout. The interior has a slight Parisian feel with that effortless elegance we all crave at home, and the art creates visual intrigue at every turn.
If you love a neutral palette, take it out of the bland territory by adding pops of color with original artwork.
This tonal look in the sitting room creates that warm and cozy mood that's perfect for weekend reading.
This abstract artwork provides the ideal moody backdrop in a neutral room. Even the puppy approves.