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framed prints. Julia also “likes pairs or multiples in the bath. As wall space is shared with necessities such as towels or shelves, the amount of room one has to work with may me limited or broken into sections.” As the typical homeowner spends a majority of their time in the kitchen, it makes sense to hang beautiful artwork in this hub of the home. With the increase in open floor concepts there is even more reason to think of adding art into the kitchen. The organic flow thru the kitchen to other areas of the home gives more visual access to the artwork. One can take a neutral wall and transform it thru hanging a large colorful canvas, almost acting as an accent wall. Julia likes shelving and wants the homeowner to “consider adding multipurpose shelving for everyday objects layered with art and cookbooks. It adds function and interest to your space.” And if you already have open shelving in your kitchen even better to mix it up. “Next to a stack of plates and water pitcher layer in some drama and color with a bold abstract piece or favorite black and white photo.” These types of vignettes add another layer to the design process and tells a better more personal story of the homeowner. Another benefit to art in the kitchen is taking advantage of the popular fresh white cabinetry as a background for a pop of color in your artwork. All of the art featured in these photos can be purchased at juliacontacessi.com.

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East Coast Home + Design March / April 2016  
East Coast Home + Design March / April 2016  

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