The word 'Art' is most commonly associated with pieces of work in a gallery or museum, whether it’s a painting from the Renaissance or a modern sculpture. However, there is so much more to art than what you see displayed in galleries.

The truth is, without being aware of it, we are surrounded by art and use it on a continual basis. Most people don’t realize how much of a role art plays in our lives and just how much we rely on art in all of its forms in our everyday lives.

The Joy of Art

You may be wondering why all of these things are so important to our daily lives and that you could probably survive just fine with essential items that were non-artistic. That is just the reason why art is so valuable! While art may not be vital to fulfill our basic needs, it does make life joyful. When you look at a painting or poster you’ve chosen to hang on your living room wall, you feel happy. The sculpture or figurines on the kitchen windowsill create a sense of joy. These varieties of art forms that we are surrounded by all come together to create the atmosphere that we want to live in.

Art and Music

The importance of art in our daily lives is very similar to that of music. Just like art, music can make life extremely joyful and can have a huge effect on our mood. In the workplace in particular, music is something that can help people set the mood for what they are about to do. If you have something hard or difficult to work on or are feeling tired, an energetic song will likely wake you up and add some enthusiasm to the situation. Similarly, when stress is high, many people find that relaxing to calming music is something that eases the mind.

Inspirational Art

Inspirational art, such as posters are often found in work spaces to encourage employees to continue being productive. There is now an increasing amount of companies using art in their offices, as well as playing background music, as it is proven to actually work in making end results far better quality. There may be a piece of art that you own that you personally find motivational. Perhaps a print with a positive affirmation or quote beautifully scrolled on it or a painting of a picturesque scene of where you aim to travel to one day.

SOME REASONS WHY ORIGINAL ART IN THE HOME IS AS IMPORTANT AS A BED

1. Creates Mood
2. Adds Personal Character to the Home
3. Makes Memories
4. Provides a Colour Palette
5. Makes a Room Feel Finished
6. Inspires and Fosters Creativity
7. Conversation Starter
8. Supports Artists
9. It is an Investment
10. Creates a Livable Environment
11. Keeps the Brain Active
12. Relaxation
13. Curating Your Own Gallery is Fun!

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Ten Local Christmas Gift Ideas:

Christmas is only 7 weekends away. Can y’all believe it?

Your shopping time is limited- so to help you we’ve combined a list of 10 of our favorite gift items for the 2016 Christmas season from a few local businesses in the Columbia area!

  1. Gold Circle Earrings| Pixie Belle Jewelry

These earrings are one of a kind as they are handcrafted here in Columbia! These are made with 14k gold fill and could pair so well with any outfit! To purchase these earrings or to see other jewelry that’s available this holiday season, be sure to visit the Pixie Belle Jewelry website or stop by 3128 Collective!


      2. Lulie Wallace Lunch Boxes | LaRoque

Lulie Wallace is an artist from Charleston, SC and she has incorporated her floral designs onto these adorable tin lunchboxes. They are perfect for your little girl so she can take her lunch to school in style.  To purchase these, stop by LaRoque, located at 2700 Devine St. in Columbia where you can also find other beautiful items for the fashion lover in your life.

  1. Travertine Pillows

With a timeless design and modern function you can't go wrong with a beautiful Travertine pillow or two. These would be the perfect...

The fun part about decorating your home is finding the perfect piece of art. The part that doesn’t really get attention in the magazines and museums is the framing of the art you found. Framing is important but can be overwhelming if you’re not sure what you’re looking for. 

Usually we hear the same questions when it comes to framing:

  1. What size frame should I use?
  2. Should I frame with wood or metal, black or white?
  3. What is a mat? Do I need a mat?
  4. Is there anyone who can do this for me?

All of those questions are EXACTLY why we want to share this blog post… because framing should not be a scary process. Here are a few easy steps to consider when framing the perfect painting or portrait you bought but haven’t hung yet.

STEP 1: Size

What size frame do you need?

When you buy art that hasn’t been custom made, typically, it will come in a standard frame size. Standard frames are easy and affordable to purchase. You can find charming frames for standard sizes at most home décor shops. When shopping for frames, we suggest you frame for the long hall. Framing art will protect the piece and if you change the frame often, this could damage the art and eventually ruin the look of the piece....

Ten Local Christmas Gift Ideas:

Christmas is only 7 weekends away. Can y’all believe it?

Your shopping time is limited- so to help you we’ve combined a list of 10 of our favorite gift items for the 2016 Christmas season from a few local businesses in the Columbia area!

  1. Gold Circle Earrings| Pixie Belle Jewelry

These earrings are one of a kind as they are handcrafted here in Columbia! These are made with 14k gold fill and could pair so well with any outfit! To purchase these earrings or to see other jewelry that’s available this holiday season, be sure to visit the Pixie Belle Jewelry website or stop by 3128 Collective!


      2. Lulie Wallace Lunch Boxes | LaRoque

Lulie Wallace is an artist from Charleston, SC and she has incorporated her floral designs onto these adorable tin lunchboxes. They are perfect for your little girl so she can take her lunch to school in style.  To purchase these, stop by LaRoque, located at 2700 Devine St. in Columbia where you can also find other beautiful items for the fashion lover in your life.

  1. Travertine Pillows

With a timeless design and modern function you can't go wrong with a beautiful Travertine pillow or two. These would be the perfect...

Is it just me or does March bring out the cabin fever in all of us?! The weather, although unpredictable, gives us hope for those sunshine porch days coming in April. March also gives us a chance to highlight another lovely artist here at Christenberry Collection: Ali Leja!

 Ali was born in Valley Stream, NY, but her family moved to Florida when she was 7 years old. When she finished college, she wanted to pursue a Master's Degree in Counseling which took her to Georgia where she lives now. 

When asked about her family, Ali would rave about her two amazing sons (Liam and Quin), and tell us how her husband has put a limit on her animal rescue habits... currently in the Leja household are three rescue dogs (Lily the Boxer, Stela, and Anna Delicious). 

I was able to snag a few interview style questions from Ali to learn more about her and her passion for art. Check out some of her art and see what she has to say in the full blog!

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Ten Local Christmas Gift Ideas:

Christmas is only 7 weekends away. Can y’all believe it?

Your shopping time is limited- so to help you we’ve combined a list of 10 of our favorite gift items for the 2016 Christmas season from a few local businesses in the Columbia area!

  1. Gold Circle Earrings| Pixie Belle Jewelry

These earrings are one of a kind as they are handcrafted here in Columbia! These are made with 14k gold fill and could pair so well with any outfit! To purchase these earrings or to see other jewelry that’s available this holiday season, be sure to visit the Pixie Belle Jewelry website or stop by 3128 Collective!


      2. Lulie Wallace Lunch Boxes | LaRoque

Lulie Wallace is an artist from Charleston, SC and she has incorporated her floral designs onto these adorable tin lunchboxes. They are perfect for your little girl so she can take her lunch to school in style.  To purchase these, stop by LaRoque, located at 2700 Devine St. in Columbia where you can also find other beautiful items for the fashion lover in your life.

  1. Travertine Pillows

With a timeless design and modern function you can't go wrong with a beautiful Travertine pillow or two. These would be the perfect...

Ten Local Christmas Gift Ideas:

Christmas is only 7 weekends away. Can y’all believe it?

Your shopping time is limited- so to help you we’ve combined a list of 10 of our favorite gift items for the 2016 Christmas season from a few local businesses in the Columbia area!

  1. Gold Circle Earrings| Pixie Belle Jewelry

These earrings are one of a kind as they are handcrafted here in Columbia! These are made with 14k gold fill and could pair so well with any outfit! To purchase these earrings or to see other jewelry that’s available this holiday season, be sure to visit the Pixie Belle Jewelry website or stop by 3128 Collective!


      2. Lulie Wallace Lunch Boxes | LaRoque

Lulie Wallace is an artist from Charleston, SC and she has incorporated her floral designs onto these adorable tin lunchboxes. They are perfect for your little girl so she can take her lunch to school in style.  To purchase these, stop by LaRoque, located at 2700 Devine St. in Columbia where you can also find other beautiful items for the fashion lover in your life.

  1. Travertine Pillows

With a timeless design and modern function you can't go wrong with a beautiful Travertine pillow or two. These would be the perfect...

Ten Local Christmas Gift Ideas:

Christmas is only 7 weekends away. Can y’all believe it?

Your shopping time is limited- so to help you we’ve combined a list of 10 of our favorite gift items for the 2016 Christmas season from a few local businesses in the Columbia area!

  1. Gold Circle Earrings| Pixie Belle Jewelry

These earrings are one of a kind as they are handcrafted here in Columbia! These are made with 14k gold fill and could pair so well with any outfit! To purchase these earrings or to see other jewelry that’s available this holiday season, be sure to visit the Pixie Belle Jewelry website or stop by 3128 Collective!


      2. Lulie Wallace Lunch Boxes | LaRoque

Lulie Wallace is an artist from Charleston, SC and she has incorporated her floral designs onto these adorable tin lunchboxes. They are perfect for your little girl so she can take her lunch to school in style.  To purchase these, stop by LaRoque, located at 2700 Devine St. in Columbia where you can also find other beautiful items for the fashion lover in your life.

  1. Travertine Pillows

With a timeless design and modern function you can't go wrong with a beautiful Travertine pillow or two. These would be the perfect...

Ten Local Christmas Gift Ideas:

Christmas is only 7 weekends away. Can y’all believe it?

Your shopping time is limited- so to help you we’ve combined a list of 10 of our favorite gift items for the 2016 Christmas season from a few local businesses in the Columbia area!

  1. Gold Circle Earrings| Pixie Belle Jewelry

These earrings are one of a kind as they are handcrafted here in Columbia! These are made with 14k gold fill and could pair so well with any outfit! To purchase these earrings or to see other jewelry that’s available this holiday season, be sure to visit the Pixie Belle Jewelry website or stop by 3128 Collective!


      2. Lulie Wallace Lunch Boxes | LaRoque

Lulie Wallace is an artist from Charleston, SC and she has incorporated her floral designs onto these adorable tin lunchboxes. They are perfect for your little girl so she can take her lunch to school in style.  To purchase these, stop by LaRoque, located at 2700 Devine St. in Columbia where you can also find other beautiful items for the fashion lover in your life.

  1. Travertine Pillows

With a timeless design and modern function you can't go wrong with a beautiful Travertine pillow or two. These would be the perfect...

A great place to start in finding that style, color, or even artist you love would be an Art Museum. We rounded up the best art museums in South Carolina and listed some helpful tips for you!

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Is there a room in your home you are working on this year? If you are like me, you may not know what color art to add to a space to make it the perfect fit. There are so many different options and all are as magnificent as the next! Instead of being overwhelmed, we created a fool proof way to choose a 'focus color' for any room you are looking to spice up. It is simple and (we think) fun to practice!

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The PANTONE Color Institute has established a color of the year since 2000 to reflect a color that represents the landscape of global art. The 2018 color of the year is PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet.

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Ten Local Christmas Gift Ideas:

Christmas is only 7 weekends away. Can y’all believe it?

Your shopping time is limited- so to help you we’ve combined a list of 10 of our favorite gift items for the 2016 Christmas season from a few local businesses in the Columbia area!

  1. Gold Circle Earrings| Pixie Belle Jewelry

These earrings are one of a kind as they are handcrafted here in Columbia! These are made with 14k gold fill and could pair so well with any outfit! To purchase these earrings or to see other jewelry that’s available this holiday season, be sure to visit the Pixie Belle Jewelry website or stop by 3128 Collective!


      2. Lulie Wallace Lunch Boxes | LaRoque

Lulie Wallace is an artist from Charleston, SC and she has incorporated her floral designs onto these adorable tin lunchboxes. They are perfect for your little girl so she can take her lunch to school in style.  To purchase these, stop by LaRoque, located at 2700 Devine St. in Columbia where you can also find other beautiful items for the fashion lover in your life.

  1. Travertine Pillows

With a timeless design and modern function you can't go wrong with a beautiful Travertine pillow or two. These would be the perfect...

Marquin Designs  sat down with one of our favorite artists recently and we LOVE what she had to say. While you are swooning over Whitney's creativity and passion for life, I want to share some of the pieces that take my breath away! 

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Ten Local Christmas Gift Ideas:

Christmas is only 7 weekends away. Can y’all believe it?

Your shopping time is limited- so to help you we’ve combined a list of 10 of our favorite gift items for the 2016 Christmas season from a few local businesses in the Columbia area!

  1. Gold Circle Earrings| Pixie Belle Jewelry

These earrings are one of a kind as they are handcrafted here in Columbia! These are made with 14k gold fill and could pair so well with any outfit! To purchase these earrings or to see other jewelry that’s available this holiday season, be sure to visit the Pixie Belle Jewelry website or stop by 3128 Collective!


      2. Lulie Wallace Lunch Boxes | LaRoque

Lulie Wallace is an artist from Charleston, SC and she has incorporated her floral designs onto these adorable tin lunchboxes. They are perfect for your little girl so she can take her lunch to school in style.  To purchase these, stop by LaRoque, located at 2700 Devine St. in Columbia where you can also find other beautiful items for the fashion lover in your life.

  1. Travertine Pillows

With a timeless design and modern function you can't go wrong with a beautiful Travertine pillow or two. These would be the perfect...

The artists are the foundation of the Christenberry Collection community. Each artist is unique and adds a special touch to our gallery. This week we are loving on Angela Moulton. 

Angela is from the midwest, but spends most of her days now in Chicago. Ten years ago Angela moved to a cattle ranch in Idaho and began to paint more frequently. 

When asked why she thinks art is important for our society, Angela responded: "I’ve heard it said Art is more important than food and clothing. It’s like love. It’s like beauty. It’s like music. I personally think art has power. It can solve problems between two people and between continents and cultures. But sometimes the best art is a child’s drawing because it’s a pure expression of one’s heart and mind."

Angela specializes in oil paints but works in watercolor and acrylic too. She is looking to pursue new mediums in the future as her passion grows, but for now we cannot get enough of the beauty she creates:

If you were to join Angela on a vacation, she would be happy at the beach or in the mountains. She just loves being outdoors and active no matter where she is. 

Her family is grand, starting with three children, two dogs, a goat,...

Can you believe Christmas is in just a few weeks?! We surely cannot, but we can give you some ideas on beautiful unique gifts that will swoon your friends and family this year. Here are a few of our favorite gifts:

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Ten Local Christmas Gift Ideas:

Christmas is only 7 weekends away. Can y’all believe it?

Your shopping time is limited- so to help you we’ve combined a list of 10 of our favorite gift items for the 2016 Christmas season from a few local businesses in the Columbia area!

  1. Gold Circle Earrings| Pixie Belle Jewelry

These earrings are one of a kind as they are handcrafted here in Columbia! These are made with 14k gold fill and could pair so well with any outfit! To purchase these earrings or to see other jewelry that’s available this holiday season, be sure to visit the Pixie Belle Jewelry website or stop by 3128 Collective!


      2. Lulie Wallace Lunch Boxes | LaRoque

Lulie Wallace is an artist from Charleston, SC and she has incorporated her floral designs onto these adorable tin lunchboxes. They are perfect for your little girl so she can take her lunch to school in style.  To purchase these, stop by LaRoque, located at 2700 Devine St. in Columbia where you can also find other beautiful items for the fashion lover in your life.

  1. Travertine Pillows

With a timeless design and modern function you can't go wrong with a beautiful Travertine pillow or two. These would be the perfect...

Last year America spent over 5 Billion dollars on Black Friday alone (not including Cyber Monday) and thousands of new coffee pots, televisions, iWatches, and hoover boards found loving homes for the remainder of their material lives. Quite certainly, those coffee pots will last a year or two, the iWatch will be old news once another version is released, the televisions will break and the hoover boards will collect dust in the garage after the first week of fun. We will find ourselves shopping once again on Black Friday for gifts that won’t last and the cycle will continue on just as surely as the earth spins.

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Ten Local Christmas Gift Ideas:

Christmas is only 7 weekends away. Can y’all believe it?

Your shopping time is limited- so to help you we’ve combined a list of 10 of our favorite gift items for the 2016 Christmas season from a few local businesses in the Columbia area!

  1. Gold Circle Earrings| Pixie Belle Jewelry

These earrings are one of a kind as they are handcrafted here in Columbia! These are made with 14k gold fill and could pair so well with any outfit! To purchase these earrings or to see other jewelry that’s available this holiday season, be sure to visit the Pixie Belle Jewelry website or stop by 3128 Collective!


      2. Lulie Wallace Lunch Boxes | LaRoque

Lulie Wallace is an artist from Charleston, SC and she has incorporated her floral designs onto these adorable tin lunchboxes. They are perfect for your little girl so she can take her lunch to school in style.  To purchase these, stop by LaRoque, located at 2700 Devine St. in Columbia where you can also find other beautiful items for the fashion lover in your life.

  1. Travertine Pillows

With a timeless design and modern function you can't go wrong with a beautiful Travertine pillow or two. These would be the perfect...

Ten Local Christmas Gift Ideas:

Christmas is only 7 weekends away. Can y’all believe it?

Your shopping time is limited- so to help you we’ve combined a list of 10 of our favorite gift items for the 2016 Christmas season from a few local businesses in the Columbia area!

  1. Gold Circle Earrings| Pixie Belle Jewelry

These earrings are one of a kind as they are handcrafted here in Columbia! These are made with 14k gold fill and could pair so well with any outfit! To purchase these earrings or to see other jewelry that’s available this holiday season, be sure to visit the Pixie Belle Jewelry website or stop by 3128 Collective!


      2. Lulie Wallace Lunch Boxes | LaRoque

Lulie Wallace is an artist from Charleston, SC and she has incorporated her floral designs onto these adorable tin lunchboxes. They are perfect for your little girl so she can take her lunch to school in style.  To purchase these, stop by LaRoque, located at 2700 Devine St. in Columbia where you can also find other beautiful items for the fashion lover in your life.

  1. Travertine Pillows

With a timeless design and modern function you can't go wrong with a beautiful Travertine pillow or two. These would be the perfect...

Ten Local Christmas Gift Ideas:

Christmas is only 7 weekends away. Can y’all believe it?

Your shopping time is limited- so to help you we’ve combined a list of 10 of our favorite gift items for the 2016 Christmas season from a few local businesses in the Columbia area!

  1. Gold Circle Earrings| Pixie Belle Jewelry

These earrings are one of a kind as they are handcrafted here in Columbia! These are made with 14k gold fill and could pair so well with any outfit! To purchase these earrings or to see other jewelry that’s available this holiday season, be sure to visit the Pixie Belle Jewelry website or stop by 3128 Collective!


      2. Lulie Wallace Lunch Boxes | LaRoque

Lulie Wallace is an artist from Charleston, SC and she has incorporated her floral designs onto these adorable tin lunchboxes. They are perfect for your little girl so she can take her lunch to school in style.  To purchase these, stop by LaRoque, located at 2700 Devine St. in Columbia where you can also find other beautiful items for the fashion lover in your life.

  1. Travertine Pillows

With a timeless design and modern function you can't go wrong with a beautiful Travertine pillow or two. These would be the perfect...

Ten Local Christmas Gift Ideas:

Christmas is only 7 weekends away. Can y’all believe it?

Your shopping time is limited- so to help you we’ve combined a list of 10 of our favorite gift items for the 2016 Christmas season from a few local businesses in the Columbia area!

  1. Gold Circle Earrings| Pixie Belle Jewelry

These earrings are one of a kind as they are handcrafted here in Columbia! These are made with 14k gold fill and could pair so well with any outfit! To purchase these earrings or to see other jewelry that’s available this holiday season, be sure to visit the Pixie Belle Jewelry website or stop by 3128 Collective!


      2. Lulie Wallace Lunch Boxes | LaRoque

Lulie Wallace is an artist from Charleston, SC and she has incorporated her floral designs onto these adorable tin lunchboxes. They are perfect for your little girl so she can take her lunch to school in style.  To purchase these, stop by LaRoque, located at 2700 Devine St. in Columbia where you can also find other beautiful items for the fashion lover in your life.

  1. Travertine Pillows

With a timeless design and modern function you can't go wrong with a beautiful Travertine pillow or two. These would be the perfect...

Ten Local Christmas Gift Ideas:

Christmas is only 7 weekends away. Can y’all believe it?

Your shopping time is limited- so to help you we’ve combined a list of 10 of our favorite gift items for the 2016 Christmas season from a few local businesses in the Columbia area!

  1. Gold Circle Earrings| Pixie Belle Jewelry

These earrings are one of a kind as they are handcrafted here in Columbia! These are made with 14k gold fill and could pair so well with any outfit! To purchase these earrings or to see other jewelry that’s available this holiday season, be sure to visit the Pixie Belle Jewelry website or stop by 3128 Collective!


      2. Lulie Wallace Lunch Boxes | LaRoque

Lulie Wallace is an artist from Charleston, SC and she has incorporated her floral designs onto these adorable tin lunchboxes. They are perfect for your little girl so she can take her lunch to school in style.  To purchase these, stop by LaRoque, located at 2700 Devine St. in Columbia where you can also find other beautiful items for the fashion lover in your life.

  1. Travertine Pillows

With a timeless design and modern function you can't go wrong with a beautiful Travertine pillow or two. These would be the perfect...

Ten Local Christmas Gift Ideas:

Christmas is only 7 weekends away. Can y’all believe it?

Your shopping time is limited- so to help you we’ve combined a list of 10 of our favorite gift items for the 2016 Christmas season from a few local businesses in the Columbia area!

  1. Gold Circle Earrings| Pixie Belle Jewelry

These earrings are one of a kind as they are handcrafted here in Columbia! These are made with 14k gold fill and could pair so well with any outfit! To purchase these earrings or to see other jewelry that’s available this holiday season, be sure to visit the Pixie Belle Jewelry website or stop by 3128 Collective!


      2. Lulie Wallace Lunch Boxes | LaRoque

Lulie Wallace is an artist from Charleston, SC and she has incorporated her floral designs onto these adorable tin lunchboxes. They are perfect for your little girl so she can take her lunch to school in style.  To purchase these, stop by LaRoque, located at 2700 Devine St. in Columbia where you can also find other beautiful items for the fashion lover in your life.

  1. Travertine Pillows

With a timeless design and modern function you can't go wrong with a beautiful Travertine pillow or two. These would be the perfect...

Ten Local Christmas Gift Ideas:

Christmas is only 7 weekends away. Can y’all believe it?

Your shopping time is limited- so to help you we’ve combined a list of 10 of our favorite gift items for the 2016 Christmas season from a few local businesses in the Columbia area!

  1. Gold Circle Earrings| Pixie Belle Jewelry

These earrings are one of a kind as they are handcrafted here in Columbia! These are made with 14k gold fill and could pair so well with any outfit! To purchase these earrings or to see other jewelry that’s available this holiday season, be sure to visit the Pixie Belle Jewelry website or stop by 3128 Collective!


      2. Lulie Wallace Lunch Boxes | LaRoque

Lulie Wallace is an artist from Charleston, SC and she has incorporated her floral designs onto these adorable tin lunchboxes. They are perfect for your little girl so she can take her lunch to school in style.  To purchase these, stop by LaRoque, located at 2700 Devine St. in Columbia where you can also find other beautiful items for the fashion lover in your life.

  1. Travertine Pillows

With a timeless design and modern function you can't go wrong with a beautiful Travertine pillow or two. These would be the perfect...

Ten Local Christmas Gift Ideas:

Christmas is only 7 weekends away. Can y’all believe it?

Your shopping time is limited- so to help you we’ve combined a list of 10 of our favorite gift items for the 2016 Christmas season from a few local businesses in the Columbia area!

  1. Gold Circle Earrings| Pixie Belle Jewelry

These earrings are one of a kind as they are handcrafted here in Columbia! These are made with 14k gold fill and could pair so well with any outfit! To purchase these earrings or to see other jewelry that’s available this holiday season, be sure to visit the Pixie Belle Jewelry website or stop by 3128 Collective!


      2. Lulie Wallace Lunch Boxes | LaRoque

Lulie Wallace is an artist from Charleston, SC and she has incorporated her floral designs onto these adorable tin lunchboxes. They are perfect for your little girl so she can take her lunch to school in style.  To purchase these, stop by LaRoque, located at 2700 Devine St. in Columbia where you can also find other beautiful items for the fashion lover in your life.

  1. Travertine Pillows

With a timeless design and modern function you can't go wrong with a beautiful Travertine pillow or two. These would be the perfect...

Ten Local Christmas Gift Ideas:

Christmas is only 7 weekends away. Can y’all believe it?

Your shopping time is limited- so to help you we’ve combined a list of 10 of our favorite gift items for the 2016 Christmas season from a few local businesses in the Columbia area!

  1. Gold Circle Earrings| Pixie Belle Jewelry

These earrings are one of a kind as they are handcrafted here in Columbia! These are made with 14k gold fill and could pair so well with any outfit! To purchase these earrings or to see other jewelry that’s available this holiday season, be sure to visit the Pixie Belle Jewelry website or stop by 3128 Collective!


      2. Lulie Wallace Lunch Boxes | LaRoque

Lulie Wallace is an artist from Charleston, SC and she has incorporated her floral designs onto these adorable tin lunchboxes. They are perfect for your little girl so she can take her lunch to school in style.  To purchase these, stop by LaRoque, located at 2700 Devine St. in Columbia where you can also find other beautiful items for the fashion lover in your life.

  1. Travertine Pillows

With a timeless design and modern function you can't go wrong with a beautiful Travertine pillow or two. These would be the perfect...

Ten Local Christmas Gift Ideas:

Christmas is only 7 weekends away. Can y’all believe it?

Your shopping time is limited- so to help you we’ve combined a list of 10 of our favorite gift items for the 2016 Christmas season from a few local businesses in the Columbia area!

  1. Gold Circle Earrings| Pixie Belle Jewelry

These earrings are one of a kind as they are handcrafted here in Columbia! These are made with 14k gold fill and could pair so well with any outfit! To purchase these earrings or to see other jewelry that’s available this holiday season, be sure to visit the Pixie Belle Jewelry website or stop by 3128 Collective!


      2. Lulie Wallace Lunch Boxes | LaRoque

Lulie Wallace is an artist from Charleston, SC and she has incorporated her floral designs onto these adorable tin lunchboxes. They are perfect for your little girl so she can take her lunch to school in style.  To purchase these, stop by LaRoque, located at 2700 Devine St. in Columbia where you can also find other beautiful items for the fashion lover in your life.

  1. Travertine Pillows

With a timeless design and modern function you can't go wrong with a beautiful Travertine pillow or two. These would be the perfect...

Ten Local Christmas Gift Ideas:

Christmas is only 7 weekends away. Can y’all believe it?

Your shopping time is limited- so to help you we’ve combined a list of 10 of our favorite gift items for the 2016 Christmas season from a few local businesses in the Columbia area!

  1. Gold Circle Earrings| Pixie Belle Jewelry

These earrings are one of a kind as they are handcrafted here in Columbia! These are made with 14k gold fill and could pair so well with any outfit! To purchase these earrings or to see other jewelry that’s available this holiday season, be sure to visit the Pixie Belle Jewelry website or stop by 3128 Collective!


      2. Lulie Wallace Lunch Boxes | LaRoque

Lulie Wallace is an artist from Charleston, SC and she has incorporated her floral designs onto these adorable tin lunchboxes. They are perfect for your little girl so she can take her lunch to school in style.  To purchase these, stop by LaRoque, located at 2700 Devine St. in Columbia where you can also find other beautiful items for the fashion lover in your life.

  1. Travertine Pillows

With a timeless design and modern function you can't go wrong with a beautiful Travertine pillow or two. These would be the perfect...

Ten Local Christmas Gift Ideas:

Christmas is only 7 weekends away. Can y’all believe it?

Your shopping time is limited- so to help you we’ve combined a list of 10 of our favorite gift items for the 2016 Christmas season from a few local businesses in the Columbia area!

  1. Gold Circle Earrings| Pixie Belle Jewelry

These earrings are one of a kind as they are handcrafted here in Columbia! These are made with 14k gold fill and could pair so well with any outfit! To purchase these earrings or to see other jewelry that’s available this holiday season, be sure to visit the Pixie Belle Jewelry website or stop by 3128 Collective!


      2. Lulie Wallace Lunch Boxes | LaRoque

Lulie Wallace is an artist from Charleston, SC and she has incorporated her floral designs onto these adorable tin lunchboxes. They are perfect for your little girl so she can take her lunch to school in style.  To purchase these, stop by LaRoque, located at 2700 Devine St. in Columbia where you can also find other beautiful items for the fashion lover in your life.

  1. Travertine Pillows

With a timeless design and modern function you can't go wrong with a beautiful Travertine pillow or two. These would be the perfect...

How to Arrange Art

  • "People have a tendency to hang art too high," says Linda Crisolo, Art.com director of merchandising. "The center of the image should be at eye level." In living rooms, people are usually sitting, so artwork should be lower. A good way to ensure you're placing artwork at the right height is to hang it one hand width above the sofa.
  • A common problem when hanging artwork above a sofa or sideboard is that it's not in scale. Having pieces that are too small or too large will make the whole arrangement look strange. "Make sure artwork is at least two-thirds the size of the sofa or sideboard," Crisolo says. "For example, a 9-foot-long sofa should have a 6-foot-wide expanse of art above it."
  • In the bedroom, choose personal art, such as family photographs or your own photography. If you're arranging the pieces in groupings, Crisolo recommends sticking with one color theme, either all black-and-white or all color photographs.
  • "Above a mantel or fireplace is the perfect place to layer pieces," Crisolo says. "A house looks like a home when you can see layers of artwork and accessories."
  • In the kitchen, hang art in a place where it won't get damaged by water or heat. Consider placing art above an office space, near the dining table, or above open counter space. Crisolo also recommends avoiding kitchen art in the kitchen. "I tend to shy away from pictures of asparagus in the kitchen," she says. "Vintage art with traditional frames works in a traditional kitchen. In a modern kitchen, try bright colors with stainless-steel frames."
  • A symmetrical arrangement creates a striking and simple focal point. All-white frames and mats unify this grouping. "I like to use the same frames to create homogeny," says Crisolo.
  • When deciding where to hang images in your home, consider the wall space available and the arrangement of the room. "Use small pieces between windows and doors," Crisolo says. "If small items are in a space too large, the pieces look lost. With larger pieces, allow room for people to step back and admire the work."
  • Artwork collaborates with other accessories and decor to create a visual story. Make sure images, moldings, and shelves all work together. "Hang artwork in front of a bookcase, on the face of the shelf," Crisolo says. "The shelves and ledges become part of a decorating story."
  • Make sure your arrangement matches your decorating style. "Symmetrical arrangements are more traditional or formal. Asymmetrical is modern," Crisolo says. "Also look at the image and style of the frame. For cottage-style rooms, stick with vintage images or botanicals. In modern rooms, choose large and abstract pieces."