Hey Guys!! If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you know that it’s CRUNCH TIME because I’m revealing our kitchen and dining room TOMORROW!!! Today I’m working on styling it all, which includes art. Lately I’ve been loving landscape paintings and I knew that one large landscape would look gorgeous in here, the hard part was picking which one!
**This Post is Sponsored by Minted, written by me. All opinions are 100% my own **
There’s just something about a landscape that goes straight to my heart. They bring back memories of my Midwest childhood, of wonderful road trips, and they just generally give me a feeling of peace. Lately I’ve really been loving landscapes that stick to just a few colors, highlighting the land and the sky. Overall though, I feel that landscapes are really classic art pieces that will stand the test of time.
In the case of our dining room, I knew that whatever painting I chose it would be the main pop of color for the room. I ended up choosing “Montana Back Road” by Catherine Freshly. When I showed it to my husband we both knew it was perfect. It reminded us both of the drive from Colorado to North Dakota, one that we both have fond memories of. It really pulled on our Midwest heart strings.
There were SO many other good ones though. I’ll share some of my other favorites with you here. This piece is called “Twilight” by Stephanie Goos Johnson and it brought back childhood memories of waiting for it to get dark enough to start a campfire. I also love the hint of pink in this one.
This one is another by the same artist and it’s called “Broken Clouds“. I found myself loving all of her art prints.
This one is “Blue Hills” by Owen Design Studio, painted of the North Caroline “Blue Ridge Parkway”. A few years ago we took a weekend getaway here and I’ll never forget the layered blue green mountains.
I really loved “Season’s Best” by Shannon, but I felt like this one would have to be rotated out seasonally. Growing up cross country skiing on the frozen lakes of Northern Minnesota was a favorite tradition. This reminds me of the solitude and peacefulness of a ski after a fresh snow.
This one is called “Rolling Vines” by Amanda Phelps. Who doesn’t love a beautiful vineyard? For our ten year anniversary we went on numerous wine tastings through beautiful vineyards and I though this would have been a beautiful reminder of that trip. I also really love the muted tones.
This next one is called “Rural Midwest” by Robin Ott. There’s something about the extreme simplicity that I love! I also love the two bold colors.
I really loved this print called “Mornings Away” by Emily Jeffords. It was actually at the top of my list and I still might purchase it for a different space in our home. The sweeping skies and fields are just so calming.
I couldn’t finish this roundup without at least one Seascape. This one is called “Out to Sea” by Jess Franks. Years ago I saw this Seascape Gallery Wall and I’ve never been able to get it out of my mind. Living in the middle of Wisconsin a gallery like this wouldn’t make much sense here, but I still just love the look.
When ordering art from Minted my favorite way to order a piece is with a white border and a simple black metal frame.I think by either getting a white border or a white matte it elevates the art and helps it really stand out. Do you see the drastic difference between the same photo with a white border vs. without it?
Depending on your home, other frame options may fit better. I love the look of their Natural Raw Wood frame and their Matte Copper frame. Depending on how you frame your piece it can pull different tones out of the art and change the look of everything. Check out how different the same piece can look framed three different ways:
I am so grateful to Minted for providing the art for our dining room. Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure you come back tomorrow to see my kitchen and dining room reveal!! I’ll leave you with this little sneak peek! Ok… I’m off to style, stage, and photograph!