Friday, December 16, 2011

Art And Fashion Trends: Trusting Your UNIQUE style!

Taking note from some of our favorite fashion trends we have drawn inspiration from the latest editorials and applied it to the question we get the most, "How do you pick art for your home and your UNIQUE style?" It's a tough question, but the answers are fun! See below and let us know what you think by adding a comment!

We've always been keen on COLOR! When browsing art for your home, don't forget to have fun and keep your favorite colors and patterns in mind. You don't have to match everything perfectly... remember our post on ELLE DECOR last week? In fact, your room will be more fresh and exciting if you use a variety of colors and tones. So don't be afraid to mix it up! Whether your taste is simple and chic or funky and fun, if you trust your intuition and your inevitably cool fashion sense you will be sure to pick art that you will LOVE for ages!

Have an uptown taste and love adding a pop of color here and there to keep it feeling fresh and new? Check out how Claiborne Swanson Frank decorated her Manhattan home. The bright colors contrast her use of white, keeping the whole look fresh and vibrant. AND we love the painting by Russell Christoffersen behind her! The abstract work is balanced by her clean and simple lines (in her dress and the room). See more here!

Have more of a simple and chic style? There's something so alluring about an easy-to-wear dress with a BOLD color! Your home doesn't have to be any different! If you have a color that you love, don't be afraid to use it throughout the room in different tones. Check out the Kate Merritt Davis painting above. A painting with this much of one color (GREEN!) can easily go in a room with the same color to make the tones pop. OR put a monotoned painting in a totally different themed room to make a BOLD statement!

What's your favorite pattern? That is the question of the year! With designers turning to more MOD looks with plaids, stripes and color-blocking techniques, The Art Selectress is inspired by the GENIUS of it all! It got us asking, why not have fun with the patterns in your life too? If you like things balanced, try balancing things out with color and pattern. Colorful rooms look great with bold geometric art. Have a lot of patterns in one room? Try a piece like the Erin McIntosh you see above and see how the strong lines bring out your look OR forget making odds even and go with it! Mix patterns with patterns and more color! You may be surprised how great art like this would look in a clean and simple room.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

ELLE DECOR's A Fresh Outlook: Ashley Stark's Manhattan Apartment

Don't you love the mixed use of PURPLE in Ashley Stark's Apartment! From the Sally Benedict Painting over the couch, to the Damien Hirst skull print by the lush chairs and bright flowers, to the pop of the lamp shade... well we love it! According to The Art Selectress, one of the official 'There Are No Rules, Rule' is to not be too matchy matchy and just go with the flow! Especially when it comes to color, your home, and art!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mini of the Week

Gregg Irby Fine Art kicks off the Holiday Season with an all artist show, Masterpiece & Its Minis. Presenting all of our emerging artists with a couple of large Masterpieces and a ton of small works that are perfect for gift giving!

We have so many great works in right now that we wanted to give our followers a special peek at some of the Minis of the Week. Check out more on the Gallery website,, or come in the gallery to see everything!!

Katherine McClure, Chickadee, 6" by 6", $75 

Lulie Wallace, Flowers for M, 6" by 8", $100

Eva Magill-Oliver, Present, 13" by 12.5", $175 framed

Friday, November 4, 2011

Life With You Is A Fabulous Circus!

Check out this beautiful room decorated by one of the Gregg Irby Fine Art artists, Nancy B. Westfall, for her daughter Zelle. Then see how we changed the space a little by switching out the painting to fit different styles. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Armas Show a Hit!

We had so much fun at the opening reception for Michelle Armas' Favorite Things! One thing we love about these bright and bold paintings is that they can be turned horizontal or vertical and still look stunning. The show is on view until this Saturday, Oct. 29th, with extended hours 10am to 5pm throughout the week. Below is just a peek, so come in the gallery to see more!
(all on gallery wrap with sides painted white and ready to hang!)

Eggplant, 30" x 40", $1000

Resist, 48" x 60", $2000

Skelator, 30" x 30", $800

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Gregg Irby Fine Art in Atlanta, Ga

Come by the gallery and take a peek at what we have and to see more work by our emerging artists. When you see the lovely historic church and cemetery on Powers Ferry Road, turn in and pull around back. Hope to see you soon!