|The fab staircase in J Crew, Regent Street. Photo by Erica Davies|
|My Slim Aarons print from Yellow Korner|
|‘Love’ print, £15 via Big Jon|
|Our collage wall, comprising on prints bought from Etsy, Tate Britain, old photos and records owned by my grandmother-in-law|
|Print by Sarah Maple at The Other Art Fair. Mount Fuji print bought from the antiques street in Kyoto, Japan.|
I love this subversive print from Sarah Maple. My sister said ‘but yeah, you could’ve done that’ when I showed her, and I just laughed. I love that modern art strikes up a conversation and if you like it, so what? The gold bear money jar was a Christmas present from Linda Farrow and a bit Jeff Koons in itself – we collect all our change here and treat ourselves to dinner when it gets too full!
|Left to right: Painting by our talented friend David Northedge (he also does bespoke framing should you need – Sharp Objects), print by Lola Donaghue at Etsy, Swiss Cross typography poster from Etsy, ‘Two eggs in a bowl’ a wedding gift from another talented friend Theo Platt|
9 great places for affordable art:
I love to browse the Art fairs, if not always to buy (I love the Affordable Art Fair too, but this one is far less busy). It’s a great mixture of established artists as well as others on the rise and a real range of pricepoints (and no one was snooty when I asked about prices – I got the impression this wasn’t the done thing at Frieze!).
I love the feel of this website – unpretentious and with interesting collaborations bringing a new wave of accessibility, this is definitely a site to note down.
|Print on fine art paper: €19, Balibart|
|Kate Moss poster print: £75|
Because everyone needs a Kate Moss giant poster print in their lives…And all their other prints are modern, cool and contemporary too.
|Limited edition print, starting from $23, Minted|
I probably mention this site every time I talk about art prints, but I just really love what Lumitrix are doing. They’ve moved more into Fine Art but you can also find some really affordable pieces here, too.
|Small print, £120, Lumitrix|
Check out Society 6 also! If you have a few hours to burn looking through the enormous selection…
Alexandra Stedman says
Aah yes, forgot about Society 6 – always good for procrastination! x
Such a good post thanks Alex! Do you have any suggestions on where to buy frames from? Do you have a london based framer that you use?
Keep the interior blogs coming <3
Alexandra Stedman says
So my friend at Sharp Objects, Bermondsey did our Japan one (with the floating paper etc), or we try and use a guy at Merton Abbey Mills (as keep being told the place is being demolished for flats so we like to support!). Or if something is standard size, Habitat or Ikea do decent frames for the price (as it is an expensive habit!) x