2019 colors to Watch

We're more than halfway through 2018, which means one thing: it's already time to discuss which home decor trends will be defined next year. On the color front, bright hues are poised to take center stage. We found some gorgeous featured artwork, but there is a whole new group of colors designers have their eyes on this year. 

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To make a room feel larger, light to mid-tone shades are the way to go. The colors that surround us influence our moods and perceptions in the most powerful way. Colors and their placement can make us feel comfortable—or disconnected. To create a sense of continuity and harmony throughout your space, you need a nice flow of color; a balanced color scheme that seamlessly connects one space to the next. Art Dallas has a canvas table full of beautiful and bright artwork on canvas. Here are some works in the gallery that incorporate some of these bright hues. 


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Tip Top Design Tips from our Art Consultants

Whether you are contemplating  a renovation to your personal residence, your business, or hospitality venue – hotel, restaurant, spa – creating a space to match your chic rep will take some serious attention to detail! Art Dallas art consultants will be the right team for the job. Here are some of our favorite tips when creating art packages for new spaces.

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Incorporate Antiques

Antiques can be given new life with a bright, bold fabric. Don't underestimate the influence a gorgeous antique rug can bring to the space. The fine blend of materials, bright and elaborate colors, or specific traditional patterns found in antique rugs are grounding in a modern design.

From records of your favorite artists to rugs, shadow boxes present a wonderful array of memorabilia for daily viewing. If you are not sure how to best display your items in a shadow box, don't worry! Bring in the items you would like to display and we will suggest an attractive shadow box design that will become a treasured family heirloom! Shadow box frames allow us to display almost any object.

 
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Don't Underestimate the power of a good Frame. 

Don't underestimate the power of a good trim. Whether on the image, matting, or framed artwork, a border will instantly clean up any look. Custom picture framing and art selection should be an exciting experience. Our ongoing mission is to stay on top of the latest trends in color and design so that we can give you the best advice possible.

Finished Corner Frames, also known as Closed Corner Frames, are the ultimate in framing quality and craftsmanship. Hardwood frames are finely sanded on the corners to create an invisible seam while gilded finished corner frames are finished with a layer of gesso. They are then surfaced with gold leafing for a seamless design.

 
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Start A Collection

Creating a collection will make your business feel more cohesive and artwork always makes amazing conversation for patrons and employees alike.  

 Investing in an original can be pricey but it is a long-term investment. Filling your new place with junk store artwork may be cost-effective, but it will not be worth anything in the future. Most cheap artwork is also not made with the best material ... don't substitute quality for quantity.  

Art Dallas is mindful to present art and artists that are budget-appropriate. The artwork is separated into categories such as lobby, corridors, waiting areas, break rooms, etc.  We continue to communicate and incorporate feedback. Once we have a good feel for what the client loves, we can fine-tune the selected work. 

 
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Mirror Makes A Difference

Double the amount of sunlight in your room by allowing it to bounce off reflective surfaces. Hang a large mirror directly across from the largest window in your room, or arrange an array of smaller mirrors to help brighten up the space. Thanks to its captivating look, antique mirror shows how far updating the classics can take you.

These natural elements add major glamour to any room. The cultured and regal aesthetic of the vibrant precious metal that is layered on the Art Dallas antique mirror has proven to be timeless and enduring in its appeal; these works are a lovely addition to a neutral environment, and appear luminous in the soft glow of diffused, natural light.

 
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Look at the big Picture

Whether your  space is a personal residence, your business, or hospitality venue (hotel, restaurant, or spa), Art Dallas recognizes that each of those areas requires a unique understanding to meet an individual organization's art needs. Our experienced staff collaborates with your interior designers, facilities managers, and other key personnel to ensure that each project is executed on time and within budget while clearly expressing your corporate vision.

Listening to the needs of the client and integrating these values through artwork is our first step to creating beautiful art packages. Art Dallas' professional art consulting team members work to get the right feel for a project’s final message and what it says about corporate, hospitality, healthcare, or residential space. Art Dallas believes that the pathway to excellence in art consulting is through carefully listening to the client and integrating their wishes and values into the design process so that the complete art package reflects the client’s perspective and personality.

 
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Installation is Important

Interior design is like a three-dimensional game of chess: you have to think about space both vertically and horizontally. In some cases, the space feels too small or large enough that you have enough space to swing dance in the living room. You must break down these rooms and create spaces with scale. An expansive room needs different sized artwork. Creating separate spaces with large art panels is always a beautiful option. 

Look for teams like DFW Art Installation with skills that are the perfect resource for art consultants, interior designers, businesses and homeowners.  You want a team to have experience and expertise in transporting, arranging and installing home, gallery, and office collections.  

No matter the placement of your art, the team should work with you and your surroundings to give your art the look and security that was intended. Tools are important as well. Your team should have a wide range of secure hooks, anchors, and brackets to use for installations that fit any location and style of art. Whether it is one piece or one thousand pieces, DFW Art Installation can assist with your home or business project. 


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Brighten A Dark Room

If you're struggling with a space that doesn't get much natural light, don't think major renovations are your only option. A few simple art tricks can make your home much sunnier in minutes. 

Interior design is like a three-dimensional game of chess: you have to think about space both vertically and horizontally. In some cases, the space feels too small or large enough that  you have enough space to swing dance in the living room; you must break down these rooms and create spaces with scale. An expansive room needs different sized artwork. Creating separate spaces with large art panels is always a beautiful option. 

 
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 Introduce the power of color

When it comes to giving any room in your space a new look, a large color palette should be your muse. There are so many gorgeous hues, and when executed well, they elevate life in any space.  

Art Dallas Vinyl murals provide a lasting and timeless look in addition to traditional artwork media. Our vinyl murals are fully customizable allowing for the client’s imagination to be fully developed into a lasting impression.

 
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Add Metalllics

This style is the design addict’s must-have, understated for a room yet hyper-chic! Make them your statement pieces to bring life to your design. One of the most fun remodels for 2018 is a focus on art pieces toward rich metallic tones such as deep coppers, bronze, gold, and even crisp silver.

 
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 Placement Matters

You love your art — but do you love it more than a healthy dose of Vitamin D? Save your large, dark artworks for rooms that aren't short on light. If you cover a wall with paintings or posters, they will absorb the little sunlight streaming into your space rather than reflect it.

 
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Try Acrylics

While you don't want to go glossy on the walls because of the glare, reflective surfaces can play to your advantage when it comes to bouncing light. For a room with limited sunlight, opt for glimmering items like acrylic. 

Custom picture framing and art selection should be an exciting experience. Our ongoing mission is to stay on top of the latest trends in color and design so that we can give you the best advice possible.

Acrylics in an Art Dallas framer's hand can be used in several beautiful ways. As a framing option, acrylic makes a major statement while staying classic.

 
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Hang Multiple Mirrors

Double the amount of sunlight in your room by allowing it to bounce off reflective surfaces. Hang a large mirror directly across from the largest window in your room, or arrange an array of smaller mirrors to help brighten the space. Thanks to its captivating look, antique mirror shows how far updating the classics can take you.

These natural elements add major glamour to any room. The cultured and regal aesthetic of the vibrant precious metal that is layered on the Art Dallas antique mirror has proven to be timeless and enduring in its appeal. These works are a lovely addition to a neutral environment, and appear luminous in the soft glow of diffused, natural light.

 


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Custom Framing Projects

Art Dallas is unlike other frame shops in that our frame shop team can create many unique and hard-to-find custom framing styles. We have a large selection of closed-corner, gilded frames, from 16th century to early 20th century, as well as contemporary styles in our 5,000 square foot showroom space. The Art Dallas art consultants all have the expertise to help suggest framing styles and techniques to perfectly complement your treasured artwork. Here are a few of our unique, custom framing styles: 

To complement today’s furniture finishes, mouldings are available in a wide variety of natural woods, from oak, to walnut, to natural cherry. Frame styles can even be combined, stacking one style with another, to create fresh, new looks that would be virtually impossible to find in a mass-produced frame. The sky’s the limit! Custom picture framing and art selection should be an exciting experience. Our ongoing mission is to stay on top of the latest trends in color and design so that we can give you the best advice possible.

 
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From your favorite corkscrews, to personal treasures , shadow boxes present a wonderful array of memorabilia for daily viewing. One of our favorite designers brought a group of antique corkscrews into the gallery to be framed. Art Dallas created an attractive layout for these corkscrews that are now part of a beautiful installation. 

 
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Art Dallas can create a custom acrylic mount for your artwork in-house! Placing artwork between two custom-cut and smoothed pieces of acrylic is a fun framing option for a modern twist on displaying photography or fine art prints! Sandwiching the piece protects it from damage as opposed to a matted frame with no plexi barrier; it is an option for artwork of any size! 

 
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In addition to the bike frame alterations, Art Dallas created a working feature on this now stationary bike. The bicycle wheel was transformed into a working clock.  Which now sits behind the reception desk reminding everyone that it's always time to ride! 

A large frame was created for a hallway in this space. The wood panels with the bike chain served as accents around an existing work of art, making it feel much more road-worthy. 

 
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Art Dallas has worked with Acrylics for the better part of 3 decades! Acrylics in an Art Dallas framer's hand can be used in several beautiful ways. As a framing option, acrylic makes a major statement while staying classic. Printing on acrylic creates a new way to view a fine art print. The colors come out incredibly vibrant and it makes for a truly unique piece. Displaying your precious items is a solution to shadowboxes where you may miss all sides of your treasures.

 

 
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Everything looks better dripping in gold. This piece was commissioned by Studio 11 Design. The Art Dallas design team took special care with the original musical works to create this gorgeous work!  

These natural elements add major glamour to any room. The cultured and regal aesthetic of this vibrant precious metal has proven to be timeless and enduring in its appeal. Décor pieces in rich gold are a lovely addition to a neutral environment, and appear luminous in the soft glow of diffused, natural light.

 

From flat, rectangular frames, to rounded, contoured styles, Art Dallas offers a selection of over 6,000 frames. The Art Dallas frame shop is known for its selection of moulding, creative use of materials, and professional results. Each design project, whether large or small, can be beautifully framed. 

With our relationships with frame manufacturers as well as our ability to create specific solutions to projects, the options are limitless. If you have previewed a molding that works with your project, let us know the frame number and, chances are, we already have a longstanding relationship with that manufacturer or can match the frame.


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Peel and Stick Wall Mural

Art Dallas' digital design team has created a mountain of wall mural patterns that will blow you away. From patterned looks, to works that pop, to custom works of art, each work is digitally mastered, creating a one-of-a-kind work for your space. 

Wall mural designs can speak volumes about the tastes and personalities of the heritage of the spaces they occupy; they also can tell the story of the owner, infusing the space with character like a piece of art. So here are just a few of some Art Dallas original wall murals. 

Vinyl murals provide a lasting and timeless look in addition to traditional media. Art Dallas vinyl murals are fully customize-able allowing for the client’s imagination to be fully developed into a lasting impression.  

At Art Dallas, wall murals come in every look you can think of, from classic, neutral or minimalistic, to bohemian, bold, and artsy. Digital printing has enabled revolutionary changes, bringing murals up-to-date with exciting designs. Unlimited color palettes are available and there are no restrictions when it comes to pattern size, resulting in designs that are big and brilliantly vibrant.


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Bathroom Mirror

Art Dallas works in large-scale. In addition to artwork, Art Dallas provides full service custom mirror solutions. Art Dallas mirrors are framed to cater to the exact size specified for your project. Each mirror is fully customizable with frame moulding that can match your artwork solutions and décor. In addition, Art Dallas offers mirrors with beveled or non-beveled options.

Most people use a mirror everyday without thinking about its beauty or significance. A mirror is intrinsically neutral, neither traditional nor contemporary, and blends well in any interior. It can give the illusion of depth to a flat wall or even make the wall seem to disappear.

In the public rooms of a house, a mirror is about definition and decoration rather than checking one's reflection; in bedrooms and bathrooms, it's a practical necessity.

 

 
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Hilton Granite Park

Art Dallas created an overall fine art feel that brings cohesion to the hotel. We chose art to work as a collection, with an emphasis on modern-based subjects and organic forms, using several local artists. 

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The Joule

Art Dallas created an artful atmosphere with  fine art. The pieces bring cohesion to the hotel. We chose art and mirrors to work as a collection, with an emphasis on modern-based subjects and bright colors, using artists from around the world. 

 
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Senior Living

Art Dallas collaborated with project designers to research and design an art package with mirrors and modern graphics, as well as historic images, location-specific period advertisements, oversized postcards, and commissioned paintings with sensitivity to a historically significant area.


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Custom Copper

Go beyond silver and gold (and avoid the slight brass overkill of the past) by incorporating a fashionable copper accent to your space. Metals are a great lightweight alternative to traditional art. Copper is the lightest of our artwork solutions and allows for a sleek and ultra-modern look and feel. Art Dallas prints custom images directly on the metals allowing the copper to shine through your image. Art Dallas also chemically ages copper to create the effect found in these works. Metals can be installed with standoffs or framed.

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This custom copper piece was created on a mid-range scale for a senior facility as a statement piece. Custom-framed in an acrylic box and cut-to-size, these chemically aged, hand-cut copper pieces make a big impact in a space. 

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Finally, this custom copper piece was cut, printed, aged, and mounted in-house at Art Dallas! Metal works are one of Art Dallas' specialties. Each of the 150 individual copper pieces were cut  by hand and then arranged for the most beautiful aesthetic appeal. This work brought some serious sheen to the HD Expo 2017 booth! 


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Custom Lobby Bicycle Art

Art Dallas customized an antique bicycle for this beautiful lobby space. This was a first for the Art Dallas design team. We created several custom features for this corporate space. 

This client shared our love for antiques and mixed era spaces.  The French racing bike was well loved before it became the center of attention in the lobby. 

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The bike itself had several parts removed so it could hang on the wall as a work of art. This French racing bike is beautiful in its own right so the original colors and logos were not changed. However, it needed some custom flair so we created a hand-stained wood box to mount it to the wall as a beautiful statement piece. 

In addition to the bike frame alterations, Art Dallas created a working feature on this now stationary bike. The bicycle wheel was transformed into a working clock.  Which now sits behind the reception desk reminding everyone that it's always time to ride! 

A large frame was created for the hallway for the space. The wood panels with the bike chain served as accents around an existing work of art, making it feel much more road-worthy. 

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Our Favorite Design Concepts

Art Dallas can provide a variety of custom solutions to solve your design problems. For example, how do you meet the corporate requirement for a hotel lobby with the perfect theme, meet local code for surfaces in a food and beverage area, and do it in a way that's cool and unique? This year Art Dallas has taken on some challenging spaces and created beautiful custom works. 

 
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Use your walls as a canvas

Wall mural designs can speak volumes about the tastes and personalities of the heritage of the spaces they occupy; they also can tell the story of the owner, infusing the space with character like a piece of art.

Vinyl murals provide a lasting and timeless look in addition to, or in-lieu-of, traditional media. Art Dallas vinyl murals are fully customize-able allowing for the client’s imagination to be fully developed into a lasting impression.  

At Art Dallas, wall murals come in every look you can think of, from classic, neutral or minimalistic, to bohemian, bold, and artsy. Digital printing has enabled revolutionary changes, bringing murals up-to-date with exciting designs. Unlimited color palettes are available and there are no restrictions when it comes to pattern size, resulting in designs that are big and brilliantly vibrant.

 
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Mix in antiques

The most dynamic, contemporary interiors are not confined to artwork of any singular look or period. Combining pieces that vary in period, shape, form, color, and culture and arranging them harmoniously creates interest, timelessness, and even some whit. We love the warmth, history, and grandeur that antiques can bring. Art Dallas has the perfect pieces that will give your space the right amount of antique influence. 

 
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Authentic organic impact

The frame shop at Art Dallas is known for its selection of moldings, creative use of materials, and professional results. Art Dallas makes an effort to preserve the traditional, handcrafted custom works.

From leather to custom wood, Art Dallas creates custom work from many different substrates.  

The large, wooden works of art mark the space with a warm, inviting aesthetic, while big, bold wood works will never go out of style. Trending this year are beautiful wooden finishes that can be accomplished several ways. While one of our in-house selection of frames is a beautiful solution, a hand-painted finish still achieves a high-end style and lends it to a lighter budget. 

 
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Use texture to make neutrals pop

Aside from creating contrast with color, texture is a subtle way to bring new drama into a space.  

One thing you will never catch a stylish space without is beautiful artwork. It's a necessary investment you can not skimp on. Whether it is a classic original Monett or a graphic design custom-created for your space. It's not about the piece but the commitment to the art.

Find your One-of-a-Kind

If you don't remember anything else, the artwork matters the most. While large originals can be a budget buster, if you are smart about styling your space, an original from an up-and-coming artist will appreciate in value and add some major lux to your space. 

Allowing your artwork to take up space is the perfect way to give it a feeling of grandeur; talk about dramatic!

The introduction of art is a chance to infuse color and personality into a neutral palette. Think large-scale photography, paintings, or even mixed media. When it comes to statement pieces, go big or go home. 

 

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Custom Abstract Wood Work

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In addition to framing, Art Dallas provides a full-service custom woodshop. We are a complete art resource for every one of your needs. Our studio has more than 30 years of experience creating original artwork.

Art Dallas creates artwork from many different substrates and one of our favorites is wood. Wood is a nature lover's solution to beautiful décor! Bringing in the elements of the outdoors into your space is a great way to warm up a space and give it life. 

 

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A statement wall sculpture is the perfect way to draw people toward your space. This custom work was hand-stained and sealed. 

The large, wooden works of art mark the space with a warm, inviting aesthetic, while big, bold wood works will never go out of style. Trending this year are beautiful wooden finishes that can be accomplished several ways. While one of our in-house selection of frames is a beautiful solution, a hand-painted finish still achieves a high-end style and lends it to a lighter budget. 

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