While this home may feel a bit sterile or museum-like, notice the collection of pieces that actually reflect the home owner’s interest.
Personalizing your home with art is one of the most exciting stages of design and it’s also the perfect opportunity to express your own unique style and make a powerful statement. Clients who are true collectors will often design an entire room around a piece of art or sculpture.
The most expected places that people tend to use sculptural artifacts are in bookcases or consoles. A more daring approach is to use a sculpture as the centerpiece in a room—perhaps in front of a window or flanking a doorway. A sculpture resting on a pedestal and lit from above at the end of a long (or even short!) hallway can be quite a statement piece. If you have a classic home, using a contemporary piece might be the unexpected juxtaposition you need to give your home a fresh new look.
Scroll through for 13 stunning statements that will get your creative juices flowing and inspire you to add a new dimension to your home.
This incredible ethnic sculpture on a clean, modern marble pedestal in this classic room adds just the right amount of character in the design scheme. The fresh ashy blonde chevron wood floors, sophisticated grey semigloss walls with gold leafing, and contemporary furniture and painting turn this room into a true masterpiece.
In this Gramercy Park dining room, this Ancient Mesopotamian artifact from 350 B.C. blends beautifully within the sexy and masculine ’70s bachelor pad vibe. Notice the Vladmir Kagan chaise, the Ying Yang ottoman, and the Paul McCobb dining table. All items available at Highstyledeco.com
This incredible pair are perfect in a contemporary yet gracious foyer.
This is quite an entrance by Gio Ponti. The sculptural aspect of this hallway lies within the design of the door being repeated on the entrance foyer floor in larger scale as if casting a shadow from outside.
If you have the luxury of space, I love using an organic shape such as this marble egg to create a zen interior.
This dressing room turns spiritual or even zen with the main focus being a tribal sculpture.
This modest hallway becomes grand as it lends itself to a slim sculpture on a a tonal black pedestal.
This massive sculpture is the highlight of this home and is the perfect complement to the other elements in the room including the Moorish chair and industrial lighting.
This Roman copy of an Ancient Greek statue somehow looks quite fresh in this contemporary environment. I love an unexpected juxtaposition such as this in interior design.
This famous and reflective wall sculpture by the master Anish Kapoor adds dimension to this clean and contemporary room.