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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Christenberry Collection is featuring a local artist for the month of March and could not get enough of her personality spunk and artistic abilities. Ashley Williams does it all, but most importantly she makes art that brings joy to the lives of so many. 
Ashley has been experimenting with graffiti recently and incorporating it into her “Babes in Baubles” series to give it an edgier flair.  Sometimes the juxtaposition of graffiti and a more traditional interior design is really just what a space needs. Ashley believes, "It’s ok to break design rules!"
Here is a piece Ashley worked on for quite a while- Graffiti Lady. (Available exclusively on ChristenberryCollection.com)
Christenberry Collection | Art
Ashley was born and raised in Columbia, SC where she lives with her husband, three children (Taylor 8, Rocco 6, and Brewer 4) and my dog/life co-pilot, Bruce. Ashley is an artist and shop owner ( 3128 The Collective). Ashley credits her mom with the main influence of art in her early childhood. Her mom was an Art major in college and  went on to Master in Art at USC, she was always sewing, painting furniture, murals, canvas, taking Ashley to estate auctions, antique stores, fabric/textile shops...

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New Artists & Gift Guides

Holidays are a time for family, friends, and gratitude. We are busy this season adding new artists and connecting with designers across the country for gift guides.

We recently partnered with a new artist Virginia Chamlee. Virginia is a Florida-based artist (and our December Artist Highlight) whose work is inspired by the colors and shapes found throughout her home state, and the power and beauty of the female form.

A writer by trade (she has written for Style and Beauty features for Buzzfeed and The Washington Post, among others), much of Virginia's work incorporates words into the overall piece. Her feminine style is a great present for a new collector who loves color and modern art.

The Christenberry Collection team also connected with Katie at the La Ti Blog to highlight a few perfect gifts for the holidays.

Katie fell in love with artist Ashley Williams "Babes in Baubles" collection and how unique each piece is.

Christenberry Collection | Blog

To see the full gift guide by Katie CLICK HERE including how she styled her "Babe in Baubles" piece by Ashley Williams. 

If you aren't following us on Instagram, nows the time. @Christenberry_Collection will be adding new art and...

Over the course of the business, Christenberry Collection has been highlighted on several media outlets and we want to highlight two of our favorite pieces:

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Over the course of the business, Christenberry Collection has been highlighted on several media outlets and we want to highlight two of our favorite pieces:

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Christenberry Collection is featuring a local artist for the month of March and could not get enough of her personality spunk and artistic abilities. Ashley Williams does it all, but most importantly she makes art that brings joy to the lives of so many. 
Ashley has been experimenting with graffiti recently and incorporating it into her “Babes in Baubles” series to give it an edgier flair.  Sometimes the juxtaposition of graffiti and a more traditional interior design is really just what a space needs. Ashley believes, "It’s ok to break design rules!"
Here is a piece Ashley worked on for quite a while- Graffiti Lady. (Available exclusively on ChristenberryCollection.com)
Christenberry Collection | Art
Ashley was born and raised in Columbia, SC where she lives with her husband, three children (Taylor 8, Rocco 6, and Brewer 4) and my dog/life co-pilot, Bruce. Ashley is an artist and shop owner ( 3128 The Collective). Ashley credits her mom with the main influence of art in her early childhood. Her mom was an Art major in college and  went on to Master in Art at USC, she was always sewing, painting furniture, murals, canvas, taking Ashley to estate auctions, antique stores, fabric/textile shops...

Christmas can be filled with laughter, presents, family, and sugary treats, but have you ever wondered about some of the Christmas traditions we celebrate? We found 20 interesting Christmas facts that might surprise you:

More

New Artists & Gift Guides

Holidays are a time for family, friends, and gratitude. We are busy this season adding new artists and connecting with designers across the country for gift guides.

We recently partnered with a new artist Virginia Chamlee. Virginia is a Florida-based artist (and our December Artist Highlight) whose work is inspired by the colors and shapes found throughout her home state, and the power and beauty of the female form.

A writer by trade (she has written for Style and Beauty features for Buzzfeed and The Washington Post, among others), much of Virginia's work incorporates words into the overall piece. Her feminine style is a great present for a new collector who loves color and modern art.

The Christenberry Collection team also connected with Katie at the La Ti Blog to highlight a few perfect gifts for the holidays.

Katie fell in love with artist Ashley Williams "Babes in Baubles" collection and how unique each piece is.

Christenberry Collection | Blog

To see the full gift guide by Katie CLICK HERE including how she styled her "Babe in Baubles" piece by Ashley Williams. 

If you aren't following us on Instagram, nows the time. @Christenberry_Collection will be adding new art and...

Christenberry Collection is featuring a local artist for the month of March and could not get enough of her personality spunk and artistic abilities. Ashley Williams does it all, but most importantly she makes art that brings joy to the lives of so many. 
Ashley has been experimenting with graffiti recently and incorporating it into her “Babes in Baubles” series to give it an edgier flair.  Sometimes the juxtaposition of graffiti and a more traditional interior design is really just what a space needs. Ashley believes, "It’s ok to break design rules!"
Here is a piece Ashley worked on for quite a while- Graffiti Lady. (Available exclusively on ChristenberryCollection.com)
Christenberry Collection | Art
Ashley was born and raised in Columbia, SC where she lives with her husband, three children (Taylor 8, Rocco 6, and Brewer 4) and my dog/life co-pilot, Bruce. Ashley is an artist and shop owner ( 3128 The Collective). Ashley credits her mom with the main influence of art in her early childhood. Her mom was an Art major in college and  went on to Master in Art at USC, she was always sewing, painting furniture, murals, canvas, taking Ashley to estate auctions, antique stores, fabric/textile shops...

Christmas can be filled with laughter, presents, family, and sugary treats, but have you ever wondered about some of the Christmas traditions we celebrate? We found 20 interesting Christmas facts that might surprise you:

More

New Artists & Gift Guides

Holidays are a time for family, friends, and gratitude. We are busy this season adding new artists and connecting with designers across the country for gift guides.

We recently partnered with a new artist Virginia Chamlee. Virginia is a Florida-based artist (and our December Artist Highlight) whose work is inspired by the colors and shapes found throughout her home state, and the power and beauty of the female form.

A writer by trade (she has written for Style and Beauty features for Buzzfeed and The Washington Post, among others), much of Virginia's work incorporates words into the overall piece. Her feminine style is a great present for a new collector who loves color and modern art.

The Christenberry Collection team also connected with Katie at the La Ti Blog to highlight a few perfect gifts for the holidays.

Katie fell in love with artist Ashley Williams "Babes in Baubles" collection and how unique each piece is.

Christenberry Collection | Blog

To see the full gift guide by Katie CLICK HERE including how she styled her "Babe in Baubles" piece by Ashley Williams. 

If you aren't following us on Instagram, nows the time. @Christenberry_Collection will be adding new art and...

Over the course of the business, Christenberry Collection has been highlighted on several media outlets and we want to highlight two of our favorite pieces:

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A little over a week until Christmas and we wanted to share twelve pieces we LOVE this holiday season. Each piece is an original by a Christenberry Collection Artist and is hand picked by Meredith and Kayla for you to enjoy as a part of this curated collection.
Sharing Secrets No. 2
Tessa Smith
$185
Kiss Me
Amy Dixon
$1,350
 
Sunset and Seagrass
Emma Bell
$350
By The Pier
Ann Schwartz
$295
 
Rosy Outlook
Elizabeth McLaurin
$720
Faith Hope and Love
Kym de los Reyes
$2,995
Sighs
Bonnie Goldberg
$350
Serenity III
Jenny Moss
$185
Garden Party
Kelly Pelfrey
$720
Pomegranate Party
Powers Tanis
$480
Colorful Composition No. 6
Lynnette Driver
$840
Mom's Geraniums
Barbara Hayden
$495
We love this curated collection because it represents the diverse group of artist in our collection. Each unique style brings passion and joy to the homes of our clients across the country. We hope you are able to give the gift of original art this year and maybe snag a piece for your personal collection too.
You can shop our full collection HERE.
Merry Christmas,
Meredith & Kayla

Christenberry Collection is featuring a local artist for the month of March and could not get enough of her personality spunk and artistic abilities. Ashley Williams does it all, but most importantly she makes art that brings joy to the lives of so many. 
Ashley has been experimenting with graffiti recently and incorporating it into her “Babes in Baubles” series to give it an edgier flair.  Sometimes the juxtaposition of graffiti and a more traditional interior design is really just what a space needs. Ashley believes, "It’s ok to break design rules!"
Here is a piece Ashley worked on for quite a while- Graffiti Lady. (Available exclusively on ChristenberryCollection.com)
Christenberry Collection | Art
Ashley was born and raised in Columbia, SC where she lives with her husband, three children (Taylor 8, Rocco 6, and Brewer 4) and my dog/life co-pilot, Bruce. Ashley is an artist and shop owner ( 3128 The Collective). Ashley credits her mom with the main influence of art in her early childhood. Her mom was an Art major in college and  went on to Master in Art at USC, she was always sewing, painting furniture, murals, canvas, taking Ashley to estate auctions, antique stores, fabric/textile shops...

Christmas can be filled with laughter, presents, family, and sugary treats, but have you ever wondered about some of the Christmas traditions we celebrate? We found 20 interesting Christmas facts that might surprise you:

More

New Artists & Gift Guides

Holidays are a time for family, friends, and gratitude. We are busy this season adding new artists and connecting with designers across the country for gift guides.

We recently partnered with a new artist Virginia Chamlee. Virginia is a Florida-based artist (and our December Artist Highlight) whose work is inspired by the colors and shapes found throughout her home state, and the power and beauty of the female form.

A writer by trade (she has written for Style and Beauty features for Buzzfeed and The Washington Post, among others), much of Virginia's work incorporates words into the overall piece. Her feminine style is a great present for a new collector who loves color and modern art.

The Christenberry Collection team also connected with Katie at the La Ti Blog to highlight a few perfect gifts for the holidays.

Katie fell in love with artist Ashley Williams "Babes in Baubles" collection and how unique each piece is.

Christenberry Collection | Blog

To see the full gift guide by Katie CLICK HERE including how she styled her "Babe in Baubles" piece by Ashley Williams. 

If you aren't following us on Instagram, nows the time. @Christenberry_Collection will be adding new art and...

Over the course of the business, Christenberry Collection has been highlighted on several media outlets and we want to highlight two of our favorite pieces:

More

Christenberry Collection is featuring a local artist for the month of March and could not get enough of her personality spunk and artistic abilities. Ashley Williams does it all, but most importantly she makes art that brings joy to the lives of so many. 
Ashley has been experimenting with graffiti recently and incorporating it into her “Babes in Baubles” series to give it an edgier flair.  Sometimes the juxtaposition of graffiti and a more traditional interior design is really just what a space needs. Ashley believes, "It’s ok to break design rules!"
Here is a piece Ashley worked on for quite a while- Graffiti Lady. (Available exclusively on ChristenberryCollection.com)
Christenberry Collection | Art
Ashley was born and raised in Columbia, SC where she lives with her husband, three children (Taylor 8, Rocco 6, and Brewer 4) and my dog/life co-pilot, Bruce. Ashley is an artist and shop owner ( 3128 The Collective). Ashley credits her mom with the main influence of art in her early childhood. Her mom was an Art major in college and  went on to Master in Art at USC, she was always sewing, painting furniture, murals, canvas, taking Ashley to estate auctions, antique stores, fabric/textile shops...

Christmas can be filled with laughter, presents, family, and sugary treats, but have you ever wondered about some of the Christmas traditions we celebrate? We found 20 interesting Christmas facts that might surprise you:

More

New Artists & Gift Guides

Holidays are a time for family, friends, and gratitude. We are busy this season adding new artists and connecting with designers across the country for gift guides.

We recently partnered with a new artist Virginia Chamlee. Virginia is a Florida-based artist (and our December Artist Highlight) whose work is inspired by the colors and shapes found throughout her home state, and the power and beauty of the female form.

A writer by trade (she has written for Style and Beauty features for Buzzfeed and The Washington Post, among others), much of Virginia's work incorporates words into the overall piece. Her feminine style is a great present for a new collector who loves color and modern art.

The Christenberry Collection team also connected with Katie at the La Ti Blog to highlight a few perfect gifts for the holidays.

Katie fell in love with artist Ashley Williams "Babes in Baubles" collection and how unique each piece is.

Christenberry Collection | Blog

To see the full gift guide by Katie CLICK HERE including how she styled her "Babe in Baubles" piece by Ashley Williams. 

If you aren't following us on Instagram, nows the time. @Christenberry_Collection will be adding new art and...

Over the course of the business, Christenberry Collection has been highlighted on several media outlets and we want to highlight two of our favorite pieces:

More

Tessa Smith joined the Christenberry Collection team during the craziest year {ever} and we could not love her more. Social media is such a powerful tool, it connects people and artists from all over the world to a network they otherwise would have never known. Tessa had always loved the artwork that came out of Christenberry Collection, and when she and I connected through Instagram, I knew she had to join our team!
Art has always been a part of Tessa's life, even as a kid. Art had an even larger presence in her life when she was in high school and she was able to refine her skills more. As most artist stories go, college pushed art to the back burner for Tessa as she poured her time and energy into becoming a pediatric occupational therapist.
Several years into her career as an OT Tessa began to wonder if her 'true self' was being stifled with a rigid schedule and zero self expression. She knew she needed to get back into what grounded her as she was growing up.... Art.
When asked why art is important for society as a whole, Tessa shared her thoughts, "Art touches every facet of human life- it’s gives new perspective, helps us to develops new ideas, gives us hope and...

Christmas can be filled with laughter, presents, family, and sugary treats, but have you ever wondered about some of the Christmas traditions we celebrate? We found 20 interesting Christmas facts that might surprise you:

More

New Artists & Gift Guides

Holidays are a time for family, friends, and gratitude. We are busy this season adding new artists and connecting with designers across the country for gift guides.

We recently partnered with a new artist Virginia Chamlee. Virginia is a Florida-based artist (and our December Artist Highlight) whose work is inspired by the colors and shapes found throughout her home state, and the power and beauty of the female form.

A writer by trade (she has written for Style and Beauty features for Buzzfeed and The Washington Post, among others), much of Virginia's work incorporates words into the overall piece. Her feminine style is a great present for a new collector who loves color and modern art.

The Christenberry Collection team also connected with Katie at the La Ti Blog to highlight a few perfect gifts for the holidays.

Katie fell in love with artist Ashley Williams "Babes in Baubles" collection and how unique each piece is.

Christenberry Collection | Blog

To see the full gift guide by Katie CLICK HERE including how she styled her "Babe in Baubles" piece by Ashley Williams. 

If you aren't following us on Instagram, nows the time. @Christenberry_Collection will be adding new art and...

Over the course of the business, Christenberry Collection has been highlighted on several media outlets and we want to highlight two of our favorite pieces:

More

Christenberry Collection is featuring a local artist for the month of March and could not get enough of her personality spunk and artistic abilities. Ashley Williams does it all, but most importantly she makes art that brings joy to the lives of so many. 
Ashley has been experimenting with graffiti recently and incorporating it into her “Babes in Baubles” series to give it an edgier flair.  Sometimes the juxtaposition of graffiti and a more traditional interior design is really just what a space needs. Ashley believes, "It’s ok to break design rules!"
Here is a piece Ashley worked on for quite a while- Graffiti Lady. (Available exclusively on ChristenberryCollection.com)
Christenberry Collection | Art
Ashley was born and raised in Columbia, SC where she lives with her husband, three children (Taylor 8, Rocco 6, and Brewer 4) and my dog/life co-pilot, Bruce. Ashley is an artist and shop owner ( 3128 The Collective). Ashley credits her mom with the main influence of art in her early childhood. Her mom was an Art major in college and  went on to Master in Art at USC, she was always sewing, painting furniture, murals, canvas, taking Ashley to estate auctions, antique stores, fabric/textile shops...

Christmas can be filled with laughter, presents, family, and sugary treats, but have you ever wondered about some of the Christmas traditions we celebrate? We found 20 interesting Christmas facts that might surprise you:

More

New Artists & Gift Guides

Holidays are a time for family, friends, and gratitude. We are busy this season adding new artists and connecting with designers across the country for gift guides.

We recently partnered with a new artist Virginia Chamlee. Virginia is a Florida-based artist (and our December Artist Highlight) whose work is inspired by the colors and shapes found throughout her home state, and the power and beauty of the female form.

A writer by trade (she has written for Style and Beauty features for Buzzfeed and The Washington Post, among others), much of Virginia's work incorporates words into the overall piece. Her feminine style is a great present for a new collector who loves color and modern art.

The Christenberry Collection team also connected with Katie at the La Ti Blog to highlight a few perfect gifts for the holidays.

Katie fell in love with artist Ashley Williams "Babes in Baubles" collection and how unique each piece is.

Christenberry Collection | Blog

To see the full gift guide by Katie CLICK HERE including how she styled her "Babe in Baubles" piece by Ashley Williams. 

If you aren't following us on Instagram, nows the time. @Christenberry_Collection will be adding new art and...

Over the course of the business, Christenberry Collection has been highlighted on several media outlets and we want to highlight two of our favorite pieces:

More

Christenberry Collection is featuring a local artist for the month of March and could not get enough of her personality spunk and artistic abilities. Ashley Williams does it all, but most importantly she makes art that brings joy to the lives of so many. 
Ashley has been experimenting with graffiti recently and incorporating it into her “Babes in Baubles” series to give it an edgier flair.  Sometimes the juxtaposition of graffiti and a more traditional interior design is really just what a space needs. Ashley believes, "It’s ok to break design rules!"
Here is a piece Ashley worked on for quite a while- Graffiti Lady. (Available exclusively on ChristenberryCollection.com)
Christenberry Collection | Art
Ashley was born and raised in Columbia, SC where she lives with her husband, three children (Taylor 8, Rocco 6, and Brewer 4) and my dog/life co-pilot, Bruce. Ashley is an artist and shop owner ( 3128 The Collective). Ashley credits her mom with the main influence of art in her early childhood. Her mom was an Art major in college and  went on to Master in Art at USC, she was always sewing, painting furniture, murals, canvas, taking Ashley to estate auctions, antique stores, fabric/textile shops...

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."

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