Art in the Kitchen

By Kate Riley January 6, 2014

Greetings all, and welcome to another week! Like so many around me, I’m fighting off a cold so today’s post is short and sweet. Over the weekend, I took advantage of an annual frame sale at Aaron Brothers to display some new prints in the kitchen above the mantel in a simple arrangement.

Our kitchen’s style is very traditional so I like to make small changes that introduce a more contemporary feel, last year it was two modern pendant fixtures, and this year an art display with black frames.

art on kitchen mantel

I’m drawn to watercolors and abstract art in blues and greens, also botanicals and nature prints. I picked up the two on the left at Minted last year, one a watercolor abstract and the other a simple yet colorful peacock feather. Find them here and here.

framed art on mantel

They are joined by two prints from books curated and published by my blog friends at The Handmade Home. Two of the prints made it up onto my kitchen mantel (the watercolor owl which my daughter picked out and the pale blue botanical, both on the right).

artwork in kitchen

Ashley and Jamin gathered up several collections of original prints by talented artists into three separate texts and were kind enough to send them to me which inspired the new display.

art books

The books offer three styles of artwork from Eclectic to Contemporary to Traditional and come with perforated pages of dozens of prints from a variety of talented artists, you can give away different prints, change out ones in your home, or give the books as gifts too.

pages of art

If you’d like to get your hands on a set of these art books, three sets of all three books are up for grabs today. Simply leave a comment sharing your favorite kind of art to be eligible. Do you prefer photography, prints, paintings, abstracts or landscapes, or a medley?

Three winners chosen at random, giveaway ends Friday, January 10, 2014 at midnight  and subject to this site’s Official Rules of Entry. Good luck!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. Winners: #210 Michelle; #588 Jamie; #703 Nancy S. Winners notified via email.



  1. Oh man, that watercolor you have is right up my alley. I also love the tree silhouettes!

  2. I have a mix of art right now. Paintings, prints and photography. I would love to add some more photography. I’ve had my eye on these books since Handmade Home released them. I would love to win. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  3. I love watercolors… Eclipses are my favorite! But I love the abstract one you have there

  4. We have a gallery wall of black and white family photos. I need some help with the rest of the artwork in our home! Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. I love a medley of different styles: photography, watercolors, a few abstracts… And these books are such a great idea!

  6. My fave inspirations are nature prints and nature photography. Mixed media that highlights texture. This set of art books would be so helpful in my writing too as I am getting into art journaling. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Great fuel for creativity!

  7. LOVE the artful addition to your kitchen.
    And… HAPPY H-A-P-P-Y New Year!

    My favorite art is any kind of art… I can appreciate it all.
    But, I do love to paint abstracts and I have a large collection of abstracts in my home… as well as, photography, charcoal drawings and watercolors.

    These books look pretty awesome. Thanks!

  8. I love mixing and matching art. Have been struggling with what type of art to put in my kitchen.

  9. I love those water colors. I am drawn to visually calm things….maybe it be abstracts, portraits, etc.

  10. We prefer watercolors. I had a set of 3 commissioned for my husband for our anniversary one year. The inspiration for them was photos of the islands that we went to for our honeymoon.

  11. I am a big fan of Picasso’s work, all eras which make it difficult to decorate with as he was a moody guy! On the other end of the spectrum, LOVE Mary Cassatt as well.

    Thank you!

  12. What fantastic prints!! I have eclectic taste: I like a variety around me….abstract, traditional landscapes, photography.

    Thanks so much for sharing this site!

  13. I love all kinds of art, and am constantly cursing my lack of wall space. But I have a weak spot for photography and have more photos of flowers that I’ve taken in the yard, than I care to admit. :)

  14. I like watercolors… mostly landscapes, especially ones with barns (I’m a farm girl at heart!).

  15. I love photography but I’m getting more into paintings as I start decorating my new home! Love reading your blog every morning :)

  16. I think I don’t know my favorite style just yet (which is why I still have a ton of blank walls) but I lean toward watercolor and abstract right now.

  17. Oooooh! I’ve always been a traditional girl, but recently a bit of abstract is creeping in. I’m letting it, in small doses!

  18. I like paintings and photography. I have two original paintings from a local artist that are my favorites.

  19. I love watercolors and botanicals and nature and pen and ink and… well, just all of it!

  20. What an excellent idea! I am drawn to watercolor landscapes in my art or eclectic scenes, like that octopus! So cute!

  21. used to collect art from an artist very popular in my area but the prints got too busy for me. I love simple watrercolor prints. How about your 49ers!! Yeah.

  22. I love prints! It’s such an accessible way to display art, and I love displaying in clusters, displays, galleries, so prints are perfect — I can also change things up frequently. We love music and geographical prints in our house…

  23. Your new art looks fantastic! I tend to use a variety of types of art in my home….bold bright colors, simple black & white, nature, abstract….everything! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  24. Your new art work looks really great in those simple black frames. Right now, I’m drawn towards photography, prints and landscapes.

  25. These are so cool! I love to mix and match my art. I have a traditional Mexican bark painting next to a handmade card and a large comic-style print on my dining room wall. In the adjacent living room are 3 large abstracts I made myself, and in the kitchen is a fine art print! Love em all!

  26. My favorite art is created by new local, unsigned artists, my kids! Oh, and I also like Mexican needle art.

  27. I love all sorts of art – watercolors, abstract, photography, kids drawings, pop art. Probably the one kind I appreciate but don’t really want in my home are traditional portraits and landscapes. Just not my thing.

  28. My husbands mother is an artist. She makes these large over the top abstract painting which are always so gorgeous. We’re a big fan of paintings, but I also love fun bright colored prints.

  29. I LOVE watercolor/ abstract and photography! Would love this…just moved recently and our walls are bare!!! Need some inspiration! Thans for the opportunity!

  30. Photography and botanical prints are probably my favorite forms of art, i like the simplicity and the eye for beauty that can be found in them.

  31. I’m into a variety of art, but I think photography and watercolors are my faves! They’re so difficult to do well, I really admire the talent of the artists.

  32. My husbands mother is an artist and she makes these large, beautiful abstract paintings. We have a couple hanging in our house. I also love bright cheery prints.

  33. I love nature prints. There are so many interesting designs in the natural world, and beautiful colors. I mostly base my decorating on color schemes and patterns in nature.

  34. I enjoy a medley of styles but am drawn to blues and greens as well, usually of water scenes. I love the blue and green abstract on your mantel though, and so refreshing to see art in the kitchen!

  35. Our home is very traditional, but we like to add some fun with art, so we have some folk art paintings, as well as botanicals are pen and ink architectural drawings. I’m always looking for new and interesting art to add to our walls!

  36. I have a pretty eclectic style but my two favorites are landscape paintings and photography of buildings and villages.

  37. I prefer a medley…mixing things up a little bit makes for a visually interesting home.

  38. I like a good mix of prints. Abstract, photos, etc. I also like to mix colors and textures. Basically I desperately need that octopus picture for my master bathroom.

  39. These are so cool! I’m not a huge nature person, but I love nature prints. And I’ve been wanting some silhouettes lately too

  40. I love prints, especially ones with retro sci-fi images like air ships. These books are an amazing idea!

  41. I don’t have a particular style – I am very eclectic! Love the peacock feather and I love black and white photography too… I have just received my first original oil painting (a landscape) which i also love! :)

  42. I love the botanical prints, too. I’m not so much into modern, but the idea of clean and simple art is what draws me into a print.

  43. I like eclectic art, and was so lucky to receive several prints from both Etsy and Minted for Christmas – I just got them all framed and hung this week!

  44. Oh they look lovely, I’m falling for the peacock feather in particular. I have a couple of them arranged with flowers in a vase in my home office and I love them. Hope you get well soon. :-)

  45. The new prints in your kitchen are wonderful. I prefer more tradional art but I’m always open to new ideas. Hope I win :) Happy New Year!

  46. Love that peacock feather! I generally prefer paintings- bright acrylics (usually I commission the work of my kids) and watercolors. I’ll have to check those books out- what a great idea! Thanks for the giveaway (fingers crossed)!

  47. Love your new kitchen art collection! I always love how a room picks up various colors from paintings. I love art of all medium and style: photography, watercolor or impressionism oil painting. I pick a certain type of art to work with a room I decorate; but I also like to try eclectic surprises too!

  48. I’ve come to love a good mix of art, but will always love a painted floral or still life. What a great collection of books.

  49. The art looks great in your kitchen!. I prefer a good mix of art throughout my apartment. I’m not too stuck on any one genre in particular. My kitchen & bathroom both have a bright & abstract tone to them. My bedroom and living room are both more muted, with oil paintings and watercolors.

  50. I love good art. I have water colors, still-life’s, scenery, I like abstracts…so I guess my answer is a medley!

  51. Awesome!! Your prints are beautiful. I have been on the hut for art in my living room. I purchased art you recommended from Esty last month for my Mom for Christmas and she LOVED it!! (FlatFlowerDesigns) I love framing prints as a collection.

  52. Love it! We’re liking vintage + found art, as well as handmade. All with a modern edge to it.

  53. Awesome! Love your prints. I purchased art you recommended from FlowFlowerDesign for my Mom for Christmas. She LOVED it!! I am on the hut for art for my family room. Love a collection of framed prints.

  54. Oh man! Love this! I’m drawn to watercolor landscapes and florals, but I do have a variety of other favorites!

  55. Abstracts and photography are my favorites! These books are a genius idea for adding beautiful art on a budget!

  56. We love a medley. Anything that strikes us as beautiful, especially photos from travels.

  57. I love family photography (black and whites mixed with color), and simple silhouettes.

  58. I like an eclectic mix of art. Right now in my kitchen I have two “antique” metal trays with botanicals and two graphic travel posters from the twenties and a black board. The family room has molas and an antique etching that belonged to my grandfather. The bathroom has a Thai brass rubbing. The hall is alas, barren. This would help!

  59. I love watercolors for my kitchen and oil paintings in the rest of the house. Thanks.

  60. I am renovating and would love some new art work for the walls. I loved the watercolor of the trees!

  61. You are extremely talented and I look to you for inspiration all the time. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity…what great books!

  62. I like a good mix of everything, but my recent favorite pen and ink drawings or block prints, like the octopus you have at the bottom of the post.

  63. I love a medley of them all. I find tranquility in black & white, color, scenary,photograpy, etc….

  64. I love the art work you selected for your kitchen. I love a mix of good artwork, but am especially drawn to watercolors.

  65. I used to think I liked specific types of art – botanicals, abstracts, etc. – but now realize I like ALL types of art. I try to buy whatever I respond to when I see it and I know I can always make a place for it in my home.

  66. What lovely art books! I am a big fan of watercolor paintings and would like to add some to an art wall in my dining room.

  67. I wouldn’t have guessed it, but the first two “real” pieces of original art I bought were beautifully detailed pastels. It’s not an easy medium to work with and I love the subjects and the skill each one represents.

  68. I typically go for photography. I’m currently looking for something for our kitchen, that is why this post caught my eye!

  69. Brilliant! I always struggle with “what to put on the wall”….also “what to put on the feet” but that’s another story. I like watercolors and traditional art.

  70. I am most often drawn to abstracts and pen and ink drawings. Then, of course, there’s the
    traditional print in my hallway, and the landscape photography taken in my travels, plus….

  71. I love either black and white photography, or abstract art with a cool color palette.

  72. I love any medium that speaks to me, but there is something I find especially beautiful about photography. Images found in reality. But who doesn’t love a bit of fantasy as well? You made excellent choices in your kitchen display, and I have to day, the owl is my favorite c:

  73. I am always drawn to watercolor sketches of city scenes. I have a collection from Germany that my grandparents began collecting in the 60’s and they’ve since passed them on to me.

  74. I always gravitate to watercolor flowers. Not what I display everywhere, but it’s what I love.

  75. I like many different kids of art, but am particularly partial to watercolor botanicals, especially those with a more modern feel rather than the traditional realistic illustrations. Thanks for the giveaway.

  76. I used to lean more towards architectural prints and photography, but I am trying to get out of just having photographs. I like the softness of watercolors and love the look of vintage botanical prints!

  77. I always lean towards photography (particularly vistas and forest shots), but love the octopus drawing in the bottom left-hand corner shot.

  78. I love a medley. I always try to go with one theme but always it never works for me.

  79. I would love these!! I just framed a calendar for my girls’ bathroom wall art. Love these prints!

  80. I like water colors and landscapes especially but also like other types of art. Variety is nice,

  81. I have an assortment of vintage fabric/needle art mixed with photographs, prints and original drawings.

  82. Ohh that would be a toss up between photography and watercolour. Perhaps a well curated combination of the two!

  83. I love a medley, and I have frames scattered around the house that get changed out a few times a year. I have a folder of things I love, and really, there is just no more room in this house for hanging anything, so I just switch things out. Fun! Thank you for the chance to win. What a wonderful group of books.

  84. Definitely a medley for me. Keeps things interesting. And I am desperately in need of some art inspiration! Yours looks beautiful. I am redoing my kitchen in all white, with bits of blue for accent, and they really are perfect for that.

  85. I love botanicals and landscapes. I’m on a tight budget so I always any kind of artwork was probably out of my reach but your blog has shown me that that’s not true. Thanks!

  86. Acrylic abstracts speak to my heart but I also love watercolor and colored pencil!

  87. Lately, I’ve been drawn to quirky photos and Japanese water colors. Now… Just how to connect them :)

  88. I’ll join the watercolor club! I love the way you have displayed your prints, and would love to win these books!

  89. I really love the eclectic and the watercolors. I like the vintage, soft easy tones. That owl is pretty darn cute too!

  90. I love your display, it’s just what I would have picked. I prefer soft blues and greens, perhaps a beige – and have several bird prints around my house (my favorites are watercolor chickadee and Carolina wren prints that I custom ordered from an artist in Gatlinburg, TN. With a deckle edge, they’re just gorgeous free mounted together in a black frame.

  91. Variety is the key for me – I don’t subscribe to just one form. But my favorite art to display always includes something from my 5 kids!

  92. I love many types of art, my favorites being drawing, painting, prints, and sculptures. Your selection of prints above the kitchen mantle is perfect. You have a great way of putting things together!

  93. I almost always go for landscapes and photography but all of what you’ve shown looks beautiful and I’ve been trying to figure out what to display in our kitchen. Thanks!

  94. I like all kinds of art! I have some prints, oils and photography in my living area right now =)

  95. I love pen and ink. That being said, any art that speaks to me is great! I’ve been known to frame and hang ads that had great color and composition.

  96. Ooh, so lovely!!!!! I have been wanting to redecorate for awhile, and these might just help! I am partial to watercolors…


  97. I really like abstract pieces. I agree that they’re a nice counterpoint to traditional style. Your kitchen and artwork look great, Kate!

  98. It’s hard to choose one, it could be an abstract paint with a great mix of colors or an amazing picture.

  99. Love the watercolors and am currently loving giclee prints! I would share with my four sisters as we all love art!

  100. I like a little of everything to keep it interesting. But I am drawn to either photography or abstracts/watercolors the most.

  101. What a great idea for a book! I would love to get my hands on all three! I prefer a mix of all types of art, but I love that watercolor in your kitchen!

  102. I have never given a lot of thought to art in the kitchen. There were years where the kitchen art was kid art but those days are gone. I’m in the planning stages of redoing the kitchen and am delighted with this and your other kitchen posts. I’m drawn to objects and art in blues and greens throughout my house. I have photos, prints, pen and ink, watercolors, some landscapes and few abstracts – a medley of nature, botanicals, places (travel), people and pretty things. Thanks for the inspiration Kate.

  103. Art is so overwhelming to me…so much so, that I have almost all photography in my home. I am just itching to get something else up on my walls…I just don’t know where to begin!

  104. I love all kinds of art! We recently finished our basement so we are faced with miles of blank walls – these books would really come in handy!

  105. I love a variety. The most important thing to me is that each piece have meaning. They have to earn their spot on the wall!

  106. Impossible to choose just one, I enjoy so many! Abstracts, photography & watercolor are what I’m usually drawn to.

  107. I love an eclectic look – my home is similar to Kate’s in that its more traditional but I love keeping it contemporary with some modern art. Modern florals and abstract colors are a big hit with me!

  108. Love watercolors, mainly landscapes, but animals and flowers as well. Thank you for your post.

  109. Paintings and photography are my favorites, but I’m starting to like abstracts more and more.

  110. I love the prints you picked! I’m usually really drawn to acrylic paintings mostly of landscapes or trees and have been getting really drawn into watercolors recently. I have trouble committing though, so these books look really helpful!

  111. I love art! Photography–I’m just an amateur, but love it. Watercolors in beautiful greens, blues, oranges–the colors of nature. I love pictures and paintings of trees, birds, clouds, etc… These would be wonderful to own! Thanks!

  112. I love art, and my house it bare at the moment. I love prints, watercolors, and drawings. Love the giveaway!

  113. I love all kindsof art. .. photos, pop art and watercolor are my faves… lovely books!

  114. I lean toward landscapes and watercolors. I’ve been adding my child’s art to my decor which are more abstract and bright but I love the new style. Thanks for another great contest!

  115. I’m on a mission to fill our walls and find myself turning to photography and prints.

  116. I love watercolor but don’t seem to have any. The books are lovely. Thanks for the give away!

  117. I love watercolors. Landscapes are my favorite. We’re updating our kitchen now — your gallery has inspired me! Simple. Beautiful.

  118. a Medley! we are just getting into housekeeping, so I am still figuring out what I like best! :)

  119. I used not to think about art too much….until you inspired me last year! I have since bought several giclee prints from your favorite etsy artists!

  120. I like photography & watercolors, but have a little bit of everything around the house!

  121. I love watercolors and pen and ink the most. I have collected art from local artists from all of my travels and have those displayed throughout my home. I have watercolors, pen and ink drawings, oil paintings, sculptures and hand blown glass all made from local artists I met throughout Europe and Australia.

  122. Watercolors are my favorite. I have really come to appreciate and love all art though!

  123. I love modern and retro prints and I’m a sucker for abstract watercolors. Great giveaway!

  124. I mostly love abstract prints. I have quite a few family antiques in our home and I think the abstract sets those off nicely and gives me more of an eclectic look and makes it appear more modern and up to date.

  125. Wow! You pretty much summed up my art preferences: watercolors, abstract, blues and greens plus some nature mixed in. The art looks great and I love the idea of placing them over the stove. It really does add an updated and even eclectic touch to an otherwise traditional kitchen. Thanks for the idea. Also, thanks for the giveaway!

  126. I have always loved landscapes! I am really starting to like abstract painting though and may try to incorporate some into my home.

  127. Those are such a neat idea! I usually prefer watercolors and graphic prints, but I love mixing different art types together.

  128. I just did a gallery wall in a very long hallway and love using prints from books. I had over 30 frames to fill, so there are quite a few that remain empty. I’m just waiting for the perfect pieces of art. I have filled ours with art from my son and family members as well as from books and love the monotone look. Much of the art is neutral – grays, beiges, browns, cream, white. It’s starting to look fabulous. I love watercolour and pencil and ink drawings.

  129. I love Photography and Still Life…what a great collection of books, would love to own them. Thanks for the chance!

  130. I am also drawn to watercolors. I usually choose a piece of original art from the places we have visited while stationed overseas. It’s fun to see them on the wall and remember good times, and what great conversation starters with our guests.

  131. Yes, I definitely love a medley of art types. I guess I could narrow it down to abstract and prints as my current favourites.

  132. Watercolors are my favorite, but I would love to branch out and add a few different pieces of art throughout my home!

  133. Looking at the covers of those books, I don’t know what I lean towards…..I see beautiful stuff on all the covers…..I think I lean towards modern and whimsical.

  134. I have started painting abstracts in the last year. I confuse my husband who likes representational art, but I love them.

  135. Based on what’s around my home already, my favorite is animal photography. But I’m trying to branch out!

  136. I like a mix of color pieces that coordinate with the rest of the decor. I like to let the artwork be the color pop in a space.

  137. I love landscapes. Especially anything with trees. Especially trees in fall colors. Or trees where you just the silhouette of the branches against the sky. They just speak to me. Usually they’re telling me to buy them and bring them home with me. Haha.

  138. I enjoy a variety of art, from originals and prints to photography. Depends on the room. I do like a little something amusing to be included among the more serious offerings.

  139. I just happened to come across your blog. I love these books! I’ve never come across them before. If I don’t win I’d be interested in purchasing them. Where can you find them? I’m getting ready to redo a gallery wall in my home and love photography prints. However, I’m also interested in interspersing other prints with my photos. I’m looking forward to checking out all of your finds and decorating tips!

  140. I’m definitely drawn to a variety of art forms (which may be why I have such a difficult time choosing what to display in my home).

  141. I am in desperate need of new prints for living/dining rooms. I really love botanicals.
    Love the peacock feather you got, maybe I’ll be lucky for the giveaway, fingers crossed!!
    Thank you

  142. My mom collected numbered prints when I was growing up, so I am partial to prints and photography. But I also love abstract paintings. Overall I’m a contemporary girl. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  143. My kids’ drawings and paintings, my husband’s grandmother’s paintings, my own photographs. i.e., personal art — not masterpieces or worth much to anyone outside our 4 walls, but meaningful to us.

  144. I love old blueprints/technical drawings/scientific drawings. We recently found some original blueprints from my husband’s alma mater, I can’t wait to get them hung up!

  145. my dad is an artist and watching him go from painting/sketching to graphics… i love graphic art prints. and all sorts.

  146. I love photography, but also love watercolors, botanical prints. It’s so hard to pick a favorite art type!

  147. I would love to try the Medley. The walls in our house are bare, so I would like to try different ones!!

  148. Wow, very cool books. I personally love portrait photography, but I think it’s kind of weird to have photos of random people up in your home. So for my own home, I’m drawn to painterly landscapes… Hawaii, big cities, all done in muted shades and in a fun style (not realistic). Wow, was that specific enough or what?! haha, crossing my fingers!

  149. Watercolor is my favorite! I’m even starting to try some myself! I also love pallet knife painting:)

  150. I love these books and think it would be a big help for me to find some new art for our downstairs bathroom. Bathroom art is hard to find! It needs to be just right for a small room. I love pretty florals or “nature” art – trees, leaves, etc. Thanks for the post!

  151. I love a variety, though botanical prints and landscape photos/paintings are a current favorite!

  152. I love abstract and am in LOVE with that octopus print! Would be fun to win these….

  153. I love a medley, but landscapes and nature are my favorite – they seem so timeless to me.

  154. I love watercolor paintings. I’ve tried my hand at them and failed miserably, so I’m just in awe of beautiful ones :)

  155. I love all art so a medly would be my answer. Watercolor is fantastic. I love botanicals, animals, landscapes and just about everything else!

  156. Oooh I love landscapes. Seascapes, rather. I feel so calm by the ocean so infusing seascapes throughout my home makes me smile.

  157. I love all art but really am fond of photographs. I think in part because of the skill and, most importantly, timing that is required in many instances to catch an interesting/ spontaneous shot.

  158. Black & White photos or watercolors are my favorites. I recently found your site and love your ideas. I shared your staircase remodel with my mother-in-law and I now have a new project. I can’t wait to see how it turns out. Thank you for the clear step-by-step photos. You make the big projects much more approachable for this weekend warrior and new mom to twins.

  159. I am partial to photography but the older I get the more I am drawn to abstract in primary colors

  160. I love them all, actually, but lately it’s landscape photography I love the most. Thanks for the giveaway!

  161. I absolutely love watercolors, and I find myself drawn more and more to abstracts lately.

  162. I’m partial to paintings because my mother and aunts used to paint. However, I’d like to add more variety to my house. Thanks for offering this!

  163. I LVE anything with nature in it; landscapes, seascapes, plants or wildlife. And my house is mostly in blues, green, and yellow so that works perfectly.

  164. I love watercolors the best. My sons and I made some watercolor prints this summer that I still need to frame and hang up!

  165. oh wow, I would really love to win these! I don’t know if I have a favorite kind of art. If I had to pick one I’d say abstract. I love colors that evoke some kind of nostalgia without necessarily being “about” something. Thanks for the giveaway! Those prints look beautiful in your kitchen!

  166. I’m on a huge watercolor kick lately, but anything I can frame from our travels is game for our walls. I especially love those “greetings from…” postcards!

  167. I think all of these books look fantastic! Would love to add them to my collection! Thanks!

  168. These are all lovely. Right now I’m more into photography and antique botanical prints. But I love all art!

  169. Depending on the room. Love watercolors for bedrooms and bathrooms. Large prints for living and dining areas usually abstract. After seeing the watercolors in your kitchen I think I would love a change in my kitchen and also add watercolors. The look is soft and clean. Thanks for making me think differently about art.

  170. I am drawn to landscapes. Esp. Water, trees, etc. Still looking for the perfect print for our bathroom redo. Thanks again for sharing. You have such a “fresh” taste in everything you choose!

  171. Paintings are my favorite but I’ll decorate with whatever “speaks” to me at the time

  172. Oh, yes, please…I love beautiful photography, but something with a big graphic punch also make me happy! I have several places that need art…including my kitchen.

  173. I love abstracts because to me, they feel like less of a commitment. I like to change things around a lot and abstracts help to slow me down!

  174. I already have one of the books and I love it! Thinking about getting the other two as well. I like a mix of stuff for my walls and frames.

  175. I really enjoy all types; however, if I had to pick a favorite it would be landscapes.

  176. I love a good watercolor and am partial to landscapes. Every January we tend to reorganize the pictures around the house and update frames. I was at Michaels today picking up some new frames for prints I ordered on Etsy from a Christmas gift certificate!

  177. I love paintings – most fave artist is Rozart on Etsy. I also have a new found love for watercolors that started last year.

  178. I tend to gravitate towards prints and photography. These books look really amazing! I’d love to have a set for myself, while still feeling compelled to buy more as gifts.

  179. I can find examples of almost every type of art that I love. These books look amazing!

  180. I’m always drawn to photographs, but I’d love to expand into more diverse art in my house!

  181. I love those books! I tend to like photography and landscapes . I will definitely check out these books because I am looking for new art for the kitchen. Thank you!

  182. I love anything BOLD, especially black and white photography or colorful abstract paintings.

  183. I love a mix of things, no particular style just what ever catches my eye that I love!

  184. I’m definitely a medley kind of person – there is so much beauty in the world and so many people to plate it and serve it for us. The many different interpretations amaze me!

  185. I like simple prints. Nothing too busy, so mostly nature prints, black and white or just a simple object.

  186. Those look great!
    I like a mix, and like the idea of moving things around the house at different times to freshen things up.

  187. Photographs are what I tend towards naturally, but I’ve been trying to go towards more art prints and would love to add a few watercolors like yours to my gallery wall!

  188. In our home we have quite an ecclectic mix of art that we enjoy. Some of my phogography, some of our sons. We have water colors and oils, prints and posters. All that makes us happy in our home. Thank you for sharing!

  189. What a perfect idea! I’ve been loving the look of vintage botanical and science prints lately.

  190. I’m always drawn to large-scale photography, particuarly of landscapes but have recently started getting into watercolours. I recently framed a page from “The Perfectly Imperfect Home” that had been painted by Virginia Johnson and love the addition of it on my bookshelf.

  191. Love those books! I personally like watercolor and prints – but my taste is always changing. :)

  192. Wow this is awesome. I am really eclectic , when I find a piece that I love I find a way to incorporate it.

  193. My taste in art is so varied I couldn’t possibly pick a favorite. Thanks for the chance of possibly winning these fab art books!

  194. I would want prints and paintings in a mix of abstract, botanical and landscapes. :)

  195. I like a combination of things, but seem to be drawn to watercolor paintings lately. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  196. I have such eclectic taste that I domt really have a favorite type – just art that some how speaks to me! Love landscapes, oceanscapes, abstracts and typography too

  197. I love landscapes and floral paintings. I’ve also been wanting to frame some prints of ferns for a guest bedroom.

  198. I am I love with botanical prints and anything related to water, ocean, lakes, etc

    Holt D.

  199. I love any art that moves me, from drawings by my nieces to my professional artist friends. If it comes from the heart, you can’t go wrong!

  200. It depends…so I guess I’ll say a medley. I like abstracts but they have to look like something. I like watercolors, especially originals. Photography of places I’ve been have always been favorites, too.

  201. I just love a good mix! I’m really drawn to nature and animal prints or drawings!
    The books are so nice and offer such a nice mix. Thank you for this give away.

  202. Love this display! I am very indecisive about art but mostly like abstracts, prints and botanicals & birds (I so want that little owl print!).

  203. I’m usually drawn to photographs… Though I love sketches, too.
    Which book is the octopus in? I. Must. Have it.

  204. Naturals, florals and botanicals would look great in our eclectic ranchy-cabin house in Albuquerque!

  205. These are such cool books! I love abstracts the most – I feel like you can see them differently every time you take a look.

  206. I love watercolors of birds and botanicals, but my favorite is abstracts in deep saturated colors! I would love to decorate my home with these prints- thank you!

  207. Love love love a mix of a focus color abstract and prints that draw from that focus color.

  208. I’m really drawn to landscapes and paintings, so I guess I’m in the medley category.

  209. I love photographs of landscape right now, since I got a new camera for Christmas. But I also love watercolors!!!!!!

  210. Wow! Those books look amazing! I think I am more drawn to watercolor paintings and I especially love framing greeting cards that have a painterly look to them. Thanks for the opportunity : )

  211. I love paintings, drawings, and watercolor– mainly of nature or landscapes or architecture. :)

  212. Outside the giveaway, I just wanted to comment that I LOVE your style. I have been following you for 6-8 months now and you have always inspired me. I love that you have a traditional home and are adding contemporary accents because I love mixing. What fun, and a lot of work, to do some renovating. What class! What style you have!

  213. Love watercolors. Which book is the golden gate artwork in? It would make a great gift for a friend.

  214. I definitely like a mix. I’ve got original paintings, some prints. Some are very traditional, some post-impressionist, some are more graphic.

  215. Hard to choose which style of art I like best. It depends on my mood and the space for which it’s intended. I guess that means I like it all! Thanks for the giveaway!

  216. My grandfather was an artist so I must take after him because I love all kinds of mediums and am very fond of anything to do with nature.

  217. The collection you have assembled is beautiful and serene – love it!

    I too lean towards botanicals and items found in nature and blues and greens always get my vote.

  218. I love art that reminds me of people and places I love. Water birds, mountains, poppies. I want art to help my house feel like home.

  219. I love a medley!

    Boy do I need art. The walls are screaming! So hard to type with fingers crossed! Thanks for a chance!

  220. I love water colors of South Texas (think ranching and hill country themes) and oil paintings of bluebonnets or fun, bright colors on any style. Your display is awesome!

  221. I love watercolors of any kind, but I am crushing on abstracts of all kinds lately. I would love any of these books of art!

  222. Thanks for the chance! I have wanted these books since their very first post on them over at the handmade home. I love a mix of all art, prints, sketches, water colours, etc.

  223. I love abstract landscapes. Especially ones featuring water! Thanks for the chance to win. Stay healthy.

  224. I love anything nature related. So, botanicals, landscapes, animals, etc. Oils and watercolors are my favorite mediums. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  225. A medley, for sure. There are landscapes in the living and a mix of paintings, prints, abstracts, and florals throughout the rest of the house. I love it all!

  226. I like a mix of subjects, and especially love watercolors. Thanks for the giveaway. Your kitchen is beautiful & the art display is lovely.

  227. I wont be able to join in on this giveaway, since i live in the Netherlands but that’s probably a good thing.. I wouldn’t know which to choose, they’re all beautiful!

  228. Working on a gallery wall in my living room with a very eclectic mix. Would love some watercolor art to add to it!

  229. Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! These books are on my Amazon wish list. I would love to win. I’m always drawn to photography, but have pretty diverse interests. I’ve kind of been digging abstracts lately. Thanks for the chance!

  230. Find myself always drawn to “traditional” landscapes, but hoping to start adding more photography to my house :)

  231. Oh, they’re lovely. I also like a mix of art styles in my home, but am lately drawn to black and white photography!

  232. Watercolors and abstracts oh oh and photography lol It’s very hard to chose one type of art I like…

  233. I love them all! Originals, prints, abstracts, photos, water colors, oils, maps….you name it, I’ll hang it!

  234. I prefer photography but my husband likes paintings so I think a medley of art would be great for our situation.then we would both be happy! Thank you!

  235. I have a mix of different art in my home, but I particularly like landscapes and abstract. Love the prints in your kitchen.

  236. I love water colors! But I like them to be in bright colors. I’m also a fan of B & W photography.

  237. I love still life art! One of my favorite pieces in my house is an oil painting of an eggplant that hangs in my kitchen. It was painted by my husband’s grandmother.

    I am very drawn to your abstracts also. Beautiful! Would love to add some to my home!

  238. I’ve found that the medium isn’t the deal breaker, but I’m a goner for anything with birds.

  239. I love the prints you chose to display. I am not confident in my ability to mix artwork successfully. I’d have to say I’m drawn to ecelectic art the most. Thanks for the giveaway.

  240. I love the prints you chose to display. I am not confident in my ability to mix artwork successfully. I’d have to say I’m drawn to eclectic art the most. Thanks for the giveaway.

  241. I love photography, both of my family and of abstract pieces. Black and white are my favorites!

  242. Anything that grabs my taste at the moment is great. I guess if I had to choose, I’d go for eclectic because I like all kinds of eye candy in my home.

  243. I love a mix of artwork in my home so whatever catches my eye I will usually buy. Your kitchen looks gorgeous as well as the rest of you home. I love reading your blog! Thanks for all the inspiration.

  244. I like the traditional or contemporary (two opposites, I know!). I’m really a sucker for water colors or vibrant oils.

  245. I’m an art krazy person. I have a little of everything…and enjoy every piece. I would love to share these books with family and friends!

  246. I love anything and everything to do with nature, especially fall prints. I also love Japanese inspired art. Great blog too!

  247. In the past I have been traditional , but like you , I have started introducing more contemporary pieces in my home. I love the mix of all kinds of art , it looks fresh and exciting. Thanks for the chance to win.

  248. Oh I would love a medley! I am drawn to all types of art! Photography, prints, watercolors, you name it. I’m especially fond of anything that has to do with nature: shells, sea life, driftwood, all coastal since that is mostly what my home is :) I am also drawn to owls too! I love blues, grays, and beige colors which is also what is in my home now. Love the giveaway.

  249. I like art to be meaningful, peaceful and beautiful. Something that is very calm. I love the prints you’ve framed. Really beautiful!

  250. Love European landscapes and botanicals. But love to have an eclectic mix :)

  251. I love all kinds of art. It depends where it is going to go. I do like art that stirs an emotion.
    Somewhat abstract. But like I said – all kinds! I hope I win!

  252. I love a medley of different types – as long as it’s appealing to my eye, then it’s ok with me! What a great giveaway!

  253. I love a variety of art, whatever looks good in my space. The fact that you can change art easily & quickly with these books is great!! I’ve got to get my hands on a set! Thank you.

  254. I love what you did with the artwork in the kitchen. Unexpected and refreshing! Your daughter has great taste – the owl is my personal favorite. I tend to lean toward traditional artwork in photography, prints and painting. Pick me! Pick me!

  255. I love photography. Nature is the best artist! These books are so great! Fingers crossed!

  256. My art style is definitely eclectic with a slant towards the Classics, especially if they have a romantic or fantastic feel. These books look fabulous and I would love to have some of these prints in my home.

  257. I also love the blue and green combo, although my kitchen is yellow, orange and red. I’d love to receive the eclectic art forms. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  258. Love all art, especially photos of nature and botanical prints. Anything that makes you want to study the art further. Thanks for the great give a way

  259. I love all kinds but am especially drawn to photography. These books are such a great idea!

  260. I love art with an edge. Something bold that makes a statement. I think the Art Eclectic book is right up my alley and I’m dying for that octopus print!

  261. I enjoy photography and have several pictures around my house that I’ve taken myself. I also enjoy abstract art especially the piece my daughter made with melted crayon. She and I would enjoy admiring all the art in these books. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  262. My favorites are botanical and abstract/watercolor prints, but I really do love all types of art.

  263. If I like it, I’ll by it, no matter the type. I especially loved soft colors like those in the sky and the oceans. Anything from nature. hope you feel better soon, tis the season for catching the “yuckies”!!!

  264. I love all types of art, but right now I am particulary into mixed media collage and hoop art- both things I discovered on etsy.

  265. Eye appealing, stirs an emotion, watercolor prints, photography and just stuff I like.

  266. Oh – I have a very similar ledge in my kitchen that is bare. Your prints would be perfect in my kitchen – just like yours! Thanks.

  267. I am dabbling in a bit of watercolor art at the moment. But if it speaks to me then I like it – no matter what the medium is. Thanks for the giveaway – fingers crossed that I win!

  268. I love art, from originals to posters whatever speaks to me. Thanks for the opportunity!


  269. I love many different types of art but probably my favorite is landscapes in either/or oil or watercolor.

  270. I create mixed media canvases with family/kids pictures so that’s really all I have on my living room walls at the moment. In my kitchen, it’s mostly funky signs including a couple that I made, but I love the pictures you have in your kitchen!! I love the blue tones and the owl one is precious!!

  271. Favorite kind of art?! What a question!!! It is like being asked to say which is your favorite child! Looks like these books don’t force you to make that choice – they seem to cover everything.

  272. Medley for me–and I lean towards nature subjects! Blue and green–my favorite combinatin!

  273. I enjoy many styles of art, I have a few of my own photographs hanging but mixing prints within a color scheme or theme is really fun.

  274. I’ve never seen any books like these they look really cool! My favorite kind of artwork from my home is abstract but I like a mix of lots of different things.

  275. I love botanical and landscapes and photography. Abstracts are good too. I guess I like a lot of different art.

  276. I love eclectic and contemporary art with soothing colors. I love the idea of these books, what a fantastic idea!

  277. That’s such a great idea. I had no idea such books existed. I love mixing different types of art as can be seen thougout my home. Can’t make up my mind!

  278. the art we display in our home is eclectic for sure. we buy/frame prints and photographs that say something about what we love in this world — including places, people, quotes and animals. we like for our art to tell our story….

  279. Definitely a big fan of abstracts…although, I’m definitely into the typography trend right now :) Keeping my fingers crossed for the giveaway!

  280. I love all art. It’s the perfect way to change up or add to a room. Photographs just may be my favorite though. So much beauty caught in a single second of time.

  281. I really like all kinds of art, but have tended to go with botanicals the most. I appreciate uplifting art, or colors that make me smile :) Love the book idea!

  282. I love watercolors too! My grandmother was an amazingly skilled watercolor painter. I have some of her paintings.

  283. I have never seen them before, but I love these books! Currently, most of the “art” in my house is photos and artwork by my 4 kiddos. I’d love to add some work from these books to some of my rooms!

  284. If I like it, I put it up! An eclectic assortment usually. These books are a great idea! I have been tearing pages from magazines and framing for years.

  285. I’m trying to find my new style! I like so many different things – mostly modern with some vintage/industrial thrown in for good measure. This would be perfect to decorate my new home with bare walls! :o)

  286. Those books are a great idea! I love Impressionism. For me, it’s Monet all the way!

  287. What a fun, fresh way to start the new year! After taking down loads of Christmas decorations! the house looks a little bare. These art books are perfect for the indecisiveness in me! Love all of it- photography, abstracts, landscapes, botanicals, mixed media, etc.! Thanks for introducing the concept!

  288. I like all types of art….watercolor, prints and photography are probably my favorite. I have several vintage watercolors of San Francisco scenes, by the artist Frank Serratoni. Thanks for a chance to win.

  289. Depending on the room, I tend to make different choices in art. I LOVE my grandparent’s vintage oils in our living room but favor watercolors in the kitchen and other areas. Whatever the media, it is all nature and animal art! Thanks for a GREAT blog!

  290. I’m usually drawn to black & white photography, but seeing the lovely prints you’ve shared with us has inspired me to try something new. I love the calmness of the colors in the prints you’re displaying!

  291. I like many different kinds of art! The trick for me is grouping them cohesively :)

  292. I love a mix of all depending on where they are in my house. Nature prints are always lovely. Thanks for the chance.

  293. As a former art student, I am drawn (no pun intended) to original art when I can afford it, and usually to representational art as opposed to abstract. My small collection has an assortment of landscape, still life, and figurative, but none in the classic traditional sense. I prefer a bit of whimsy in each piece, and each piece makes me smile.

  294. These books are a great idea! I love Impressionism. For me, it’s Monet all the way!

  295. Love your art display in the kitchen! These books look like fun and I need a shot of fun in my home this year! thanks!

  296. (Sorry for the duplicate entry. My first comment hadn’t shown up after 15 minutes.)

  297. I love handmade art. Any time I travel, I love to check out art faires and buy handmade art from the locals – even if it’s just a print that I can frame wen I get home, it’s still special to me!

  298. I loved the Impressionists in my teens and twenties. I’m much older now and I love Abstract art!

  299. I love ALL types of art, but when it comes specifically to the kitchen I opted for Pop Art – customized cartoons of my husband and I that all have a kitchen or food-related theme. I printed 14 8 x 10 canvasses and mounted them on the bulkheads – an underutilized wall space in the kitchen, if you have them. The goal was to brighten the ugliest kitchen ever until we’re able to do a proper renovation. It’s not nearly as sophisticated as your kitchen art collection, but it sure does inject a lot of FUN into the space! If you’re curious to see how it turned out, visit my website.

  300. I too am drawn to all types if Art but especially like a bit of contemporary to give a fresh update to my tradional decor. What a great giveaway!

  301. I like it all, but I tend to go first for abstracts or paintings done in an abstract/impressionistic type manner. Or I like the artwork to have people or animals in them. I bought a great painting of a rooster in Chile — I would have liked the horse painting but it was huge!! Brightly colored, it makes me happy just to look at it. I’m also a fan of Migliorisi, a painter from Paraguay, who paints these profile pictures (said to be of his mother) …they are also brightly colored and fabulous. There is also a Russian painter from Kyrgyzstan whom I enjoy tremendously. He does great animal prints and landscapes, but he includes in every painting a little bit of felt (ubiquitous if you live in Kyrgyzstan). Fun stuff, colorful, and stimulating! I would dearly love to win these books and spend hours poring over them.

  302. I LOVE the idea of those art books. I’ve never heard of such a thing. That owl one is super cute yet tasteful. I love watercolor but tend toward hanging photography & oil landscapes in my home. You’re forcing me to look around & I’m seeing lots of different art in my home. I guess I’m all over the board. :)

  303. This is such a classy and clean look. Right now I’m helping my mom decorate her new senior living space. Ideas like this help me figure out how to help her. Thank you!

  304. I love art with texture and depth, or history with character and a story. I really enjoyed your post, love the idea of the books and hope you are feeling better soon.

  305. Abstract Landscapes are my new favorite.
    I love the images that take me to regions unknown and known, but still leave a lot to the imagination.
    Some days the vivid images in the foreground standout. Other days I look to the horizon and see a whole new scene in front of me. is my new favorite website with great prices and a huge variety of known and unknown artists. Give yourself at least an hour to surf the site. It’s like reading a good book. Totally sucks you in!

  306. I love all different kinds of art, but normally the brighter and more colorful the better. Since we are on a majorly strict budget, though, our home is seriously lacking in the art department. These books would be the perfect thing to get us jump started!

  307. I love photography. All the art in my house used to be black and white. Now I’m trying to slowly change it out with color. These books would be perfect!

  308. Love the post! I like paintings, and I would love to win these books to look over all of the beautiful art.

  309. Art with a history, whether a painting or sculpture, can be intriguing. If found at an estate sale, thrift store, garage sale, or a toss out on the curb, all the better. These pieces express style, wit, charm, and can often be the crowning touch to a finished a room (if there ever is a finished room, lol).

  310. Abstract. I get bored easily and so I don’t like a picture that just has to be the same thing all of the time. With abstract, you see different things in it all the time and it can be whatever you want it to be, and then you can change your mind and it can be something else.

  311. Centsational!!!! If I don’t win, I’m going to buy them myself. I like all types of art. I’m not really picky on the type of art. If I like it, then it’s good for me. Get well soon. I really like your blog.

  312. As an event planner who assists running several highly ranked Arts & Crafts Festivals in the Southwest, I love original art! It is most meaningful to buy a piece from an artist who you’ve met and can explain the inspiration behind the work. I would love to learn about the trends for decorating with art, this collection of books is wonderful.

  313. Love the framed pictures idea, simply elegant, modern but not pretentious.
    I prefer a medley, makes it more personal for ones own home.

  314. I think the books look like an amazing way to get me off ‘square one’ to get some art on the walls. We moved into a small condo 3 years ago and have struggled to find anything that makes both of us smile. We love all types of art, which is part of the stagnation problem. I would be so thrilled to receive the art books. I think perferating the pages is brilliant and so generous of the artists. Thank you for the chance.
    P.S. Loving the blog

  315. There are so many talented artists in the world! I love all mediums and right now am drawn to colorful large scale abstracts.

  316. I like the traditional and the contempory home. I like watercolor with contemporary set-ups or point of view. I’m not much of a fan of total abstraction. I still look for something realistic in them. I can’t make sense of them.

  317. I love photography but have a medley in my home. I also have many wonderful pieces that were created by my kids!

  318. I love many different art forms but I am particularly fond of botanicals and watercolors. Thank you for sharing so much wonderful information on your posts.

  319. I do love all types, but would love to put a little more contemporary touch into my mostly traditional home. I will still look for these books. Thanks so much.

  320. I love the art of photography! There is a beauty to life frozen in time at that very moment.

  321. Usually I gravitate onwards nature/botanicals. And doors. I love doors! Thanks for the opportunity to win these books,@

  322. I love all kids of art and actually started posting one piece per day on Facebook this year! These books look lovely!

  323. I love watercolor art and letterpress! Also, anything with birds– the prints and originals by Golly Bard are fabulous. Also love etsy artists like Emily Martin of The Black Apple and Catherine Campbell of myfolklover!

  324. I’ve always been pretty traditional about art, but lately I’ve found myself attracted to more contemporary pieces. Having the variety would be lovely!

  325. I’m interested in all types, I love watercolors the most. I probably prefer traditional over abstract.

  326. I love a medley- it mostly depends on the decor of the room. I moved into our house 7 months ago and still don’t have a single thing on the walls. These would REALLY help get started!

  327. I love a medley of original art that has a sense of whimsy to it – bordering on abstract or personal. These books look so fun – what a great idea!

  328. I love an eclectic mix that reflects our family’s personality! Photography and oil paintings are some of my favorites!

  329. I love abstract landscapes! And I really love beach colors that just make me feel relaxed.

  330. Art – like beauty – is in the eye of the beholder. As long as I find it appealing, I’ll throw it up on the wall!

  331. I particularly enjoy photography art. Just saw a segment on TV of a person in Hawaii taking some amazing photos of waves.

  332. I love paintings. Oil or acrylics. I love prints as well as collage. I love art. It makes me happy, I just wish I had more time to enjoy it.

  333. Can we buy these if we don’t win? I love beach prints, animal prints and floral prints. Love your blog!!!

  334. I love all kinds of art really. Bright colours and animal prints tend to catch my eye the most. I would love to add some of these to my wall gallery!

  335. I’m an eclectic kind of gal, however, my first love is photography. My husband and I just finished renovating our home (after three very long years) and have many, many walls that are in desperate need of some color love. Love the books! Perforated art – genius!

  336. I like things to look clean and uncluttered. Black and white photography has always been one of my favorites.

  337. I love all kinds of art and switch out my wall art seasonally. I’m always looking for new artists on etsy. In fact, I love your watercolor print of the sunflower on your etsy site!

  338. I love to have a mix – original art, prints, photographs. Anything so long as it’s colourful and special to me!

  339. I love all types! I typically don’t go super modern, but then again, sometimes that grabs my eye too.

  340. Watercolors are also a favorite of mine…colorful and absract!
    A nice juxtaposition next to traditional furniture.

  341. Normally i lean towards the traditional, but find I am loving bits of all styles these days, learning to appreciate art of all kinds!

  342. I like to mix it up, keeping the colors in the palette the unifying element. I would love to win this! fingers crossed!

  343. It’s really hard for me to pick just one style. Also too hard to just pick one medium, but I can say that on my walls I’d love contemporary art.

  344. My tastes are eclectic. I go from 19th century to 20th century oils and watercolors. Lately, I’ve been interested in illustrations from children’s books and portraits of women. I like your display of art in the kitchen; contrasting “soft” images with a modern black frame.

  345. I love each and every print you picked and the frames, I would love to win these books!

  346. Love these! I’d probably lean to abstract and contemporary the most, but also think they need some balance with traditional at times. Thanks!

  347. I love a little bit of everything. Handmade art, botanical prints, landscapes, and abstract combined together throughout a home feels, to me, as though the homeowner took time and care with their art choices rather than just grabbing a bunch of stuff at one store and calling it done.
    Ps. I have that same rug in my laundry room!

  348. I love the colors associated with folk art. I think they are so vibrant and lively!

  349. I’m a fan of photography, but not limited to anything.. I love what inspires me!

  350. I am starting to put together my nursery and I need some art.
    I love photography and landscapes, but I do like a mix when put together.

  351. I love art and have found that my tastes have changed over the years. I used to prefer the impressionists paintings, but now I gravitate towards prints and more contemporary paintings. I would love to have some original art for my walls, but my wallet suggests that these books you posted about would be a better option for now. :)

  352. I have a bare wall staring at me and haven’t been able to commit to any one style yet. These books would be perfect, allowing me to swap out art and try different looks.

  353. Love all art, depending on my mood I am attracted to different things! Photography one week, watercolors the next!

  354. I like a medley of art. It is just whatever catches my eye and draws me to it. The prints in your kitchen look great!

  355. Watercolors are my favorite! These books are such a great idea. The prints you picked out look awesome in your kitchen.

  356. Just what I’ve been waiting for! I have two carved frames that are excited to be filled. I’m sure to find art that inspires me in these lovely books!
    Thanks Centsational Girl for introducing us to these treasures.

  357. I love anything floral: watercolors, my grandma’s china paintings and photos from vacations we’ve taken.

  358. These books are the greatest idea ever! I think the traditional one would work excellent in my house!

  359. Perfect timing bc I’m in search of some type of art work for our bedroom. I love all types of art – favs are abstract and prints. Thank you!

  360. Would love to win this, the art is beautiful! I am really into abstract art these days…

  361. Well, there’s watercolor…especially of water and flowers…and botanicals……and bright things that make me smile….and…I like it all! Thanks for offering us a chance to update our rooms.

  362. It’s too hard to pick a favorite, so I’ll have to say a medley! Thanks for the chance.

  363. I love nature-inspired art — especially photographs and paintings. I’m also currently into handmade prints with all kinds of themes.

  364. I really love these books! The art is beautiful. I especially love nature picture and prefer contemporary. I enjoy your blog. Thank you!

  365. I love traditional art, but every now and then I get so excited by some zippy, slightly funky, bright colored piece of more eclectic art. It find it keeps things fresh and fun. I have framed things from magazines and many other sources and have them hanging with real oil paintings. These books seem like they would be a treasure trove of fun!

  366. I love a mix of styles, it just depends on the room and decor. Your vignette is a great mix of prints while keeping the same mood and color scheme. Looks great!

  367. What a perfect time to have this giveaway! I’ve been taking artwork, (vintage posters, my son’s drawings, postcards), to our favorite local frame shop these past few weeks. I am a lover of all things eclectic. Black and white photography, traditional, prints, all work for me. Thanks for blogging.