Contemporary Art Adds the Unexpected in a French Country Home

Contemporary Art Adds the Unexpected in a French Country Home

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What They Wanted

After their daughters were out of the house and off to college, this empty-nester duo recently downsized from a very traditional Shaker-style home to a modernized French country chateau. Their previous home was filled with antiques suited to match the traditional elements, but for their new space a blank slate was a way to start fresh.

“When our home was completed, we didn’t feel like anything was missing. But after an event at Art Design Consultants’ beautiful gallery, we realized that we couldn’t live without contemporary art.” – Wife


How We Did It

The husband and wife toured the gallery but had very different opinions on what type of artwork should hang in their new home. One of the benefits of working with ADC is our immense access to artists working in a variety of mediums and styles at a range of price points.

This led to some indecision, as there were too many great artwork options to select from! So, the husband and wife brought in their interior designer as a buffer. Litsa worked closely with her and together they envisioned something unexpected. Rather than finding artwork that seamlessly blended in with the décor, they saw strong colors and contemporary materials that would make a statement.

“Litsa helped us understand all the art options that were available to us – materials, colors, hardware; every detail that takes a design to the next level.  There were things I had no idea you could do, like commission contemporary portraits of our daughters!” – Wife



Final Result

With artwork at almost every turn, the transformed home took our clients by surprise but achieved everything they never knew they wanted. The home now holds artworks in an array of mediums from blown glass wall sculpture to encaustic (wax) landscapes.

“I feel like it’s finally our home and complete.” - Husband

Art isn’t supposed to reside in the background like a wallflower but reflect the personality of the space. Bringing an element of the unexpected through artwork to this French country home created a truly unique living space that our clients can now call their own.  


Book Your Free Art Consultation Today!

There are several reasons why hiring ADC as your art consultant makes sense—streamlined and easier process, familiarity with artists and their work, space assessment, professional and careful curation, and determination of artistic taste and goals. Whether you’re simply trying to update a space or going for that WOW! factor, ADC helps you determine the right art for your space and goals.

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