We believe that artwork is a reflection of you, and what better way to express yourself than with original and engaging artwork in your home?  Here at Bekel, we LOVE unique artwork that exists in no other space, but yours!  One-of-a-kind pieces are the perfect way to make your house unique -- separating you from your neighbor!  Here are just a few reasons why we always recommend including authentic and exclusive art in our design projects.

Art by Justin Gaffrey

Art by Justin Gaffrey

Art sets the mood.
Your home is supposed to be your sanctuary, a place to get away from stress and enjoy some peace (although many times it seems like home is just as crazy as work)!  A piece of art on the wall can change the whole mood of the room.  A soft palette can lend towards a relaxing ambiance, while bright colors can make a space feel more cheerful.  There is no right or wrong with art.  It's all about how you want the room to FEEL.

Art is personal.
You CAN fall inlove with a piece of art!  Art is often an emotional purchase that illustrates yourself and what compels you.  Adding self-expression to a room customizes it to fit your style. Most people see art all around them every day, but how often do you stop in your tracks to take a second look?  Probably not very often.  So make your art something that reflects you, you'll be surprised by how much you enjoy it!

Art is inspiring.
Original art fosters creativity, promotes creative thinking, and can be a great source of inspiration.  According to an article from Harvard Business Review, "inspired individuals reported having a stronger drive to master their work."  So whether it be in your office, kitchen, bedroom, or favorite thinking space, hang up a piece that makes your jaw drop and gets your creative juices flowing!

Painting by Allison James 

Painting by Allison James 

Art ties a space together.
Nothing completes a room quite like a beautiful work of art.  With all of the different colors, textures, and patterns in a space, the right painting can really tie everything together.  A complementary piece of art is the perfect finishing touch whether it's a huge focal point or a small, subtle piece.  Adding original artwork to your walls will always make a room feel more inviting and complete.

Painting by Pam Neill 

Painting by Pam Neill 

 

 

 

 

 

Art is a conversation starter.
Art tells a story! If you have an amazing piece displayed in your house - chances are your guests will ask you about it! Let's face it - people love to know details - they're going to want to hear what a piece means to you, why you chose it, where you got it, etc. Show casing your collection is fun!

 

Art supports local.
Local artists are a vital foundation to the community that we live in, so let's support them!  Unlike mass-produced art from big box decor stores, original art has meaning, making it a "feel good" kind of investment.  Start a tradition, and pick up a work of art on each vacation.  That piece will always remind you of your trip!   Art is something that can be passed down from generation to generation --- becoming a souvenir to a home. Every time you buy local, not only are you supporting an artist in their success, but you're getting a one-of-a-kind work that is truly yours.

 

Atlanta artist Pam Neill

Atlanta artist Pam Neill

 

 

 

 

One of our favorite local artists, Pamela Neill, shared with us why she is passionate about her artwork.  

 

"Original artwork gives individuals a real emotional connection with a piece that, in my opinion, that doesn't translate as strongly to print or printed to canvas.  In original art, people can clearly see the energy and movement the artist poured into that piece. Personally, I'm compelled to paint scenes that grab me emotionally, or stir memories, I think people can truly feel that in original artwork."