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Shopping for artwork for my new place!

I have been loving my new place in Charlotte . I had it painted this week and finally got most of my furniture this weekend! Hallelujah! I have been without a bed frame for nearly two months and without a couch for over a month. Roughing it was definitely getting old.

Now that it’s finally starting to feel a bit more put together, I’ve been looking for some prints to decorate. I’m obsessed with Minted’s art marketplace and have been pinning a bunch of options, but so far, these are my top contenders. (And here’s my Pinterest board with all the pieces I’ve been drooling over – I’ve found having a Pinterest board with just art helps me really narrow down what I like best!)

Bedroom

I’m leaning towards more pinks and flowers for my bedroom. I have wood furniture that I love, but I want to keep the room feminine and relaxed. (I also got a huge round shag rug that I love that I think helps with the girly factor.)

Blossoming – this is my favorite!
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Cherry Blossom in Spring
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Petals 
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Office

I’m going with more modern and abstract art work for my office. And I want bright colors!

Best Version 
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Applied Relativity 2
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Pond Full of Koiimage

Living Room

I’m really struggling with picking out art for my living room. I’m not sure what vibe I want to go with. I need to dig through more options before I decide. I do love the Blue Ginkgo print and think it’d look awesome near my navy couch. And I looove the Arm in Arm print but I feel like I’d have to decorate around it given the bold colors.

Blue Ginkgo
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Arm in Arm
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Bits
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How do you pick out art? I’ve never really been strategic about it and have just bought random pieces that don’t always work together. I do have a few prints already that I absolutely love that I want to work into my decor, but I’m also trying to be more thought about establishing an esthetic for each space and creating the vibe I want in each room.

Have you shopped at Minted? I’m newly hooked on the Minted blog, Julep. Such lovely design for all types of things – parties, decor, gifts, invitations!

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  • Christian
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    I haven’t shopped at minted before, but when I saw this post I immediately thought of this canvas:

    http://shop.libertyinnorthkorea.org/collections/home-page-display/products/sun-mu-flowers-canvas

    I think you may find it equally gorgeous!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed
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    We’ve been in our house for 4 months and our living room is still completely bare! I need to pick out some art, but the space is so huge, I think I need to grab some big pieces. It’s a bit overwhelming haha.

  • Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out
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    I love your taste! Great art 🙂

  • Laura
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    This is awesome! My fiance and I just bought a house in Chantilly and I’m so overwhelmed thinking about how to decorate. I never knew that Minted had this art marketplace, so I’m about to check it out!!

  • christina
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    oooh i love applied relativity and bites. so pretty!! my roommate just bought a really petty print from society6. i think you’d like the site but they have a TON to dig through. here’s the one we just got: http://society6.com/product/like-a-tree-2-version_print#1=45 it’s actually shimmery in real life and so pretty.

  • Shelley
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    Have you been to Black Lion yet? I go to the one in Dilworth. And the Sleepy Poet Antique Mall on South Blvd. Both fun places to cruise through! Lots of decorations, furniture and art.