When it comes to interior design, your home is a reflection of who you really are. What makes decor so exhilarating is the fact that you are starting with a blank canvas. This empty space can become anything you can imagine ... within the realm of possibilities of course!
An excellent way to beautify and individualize your space is with home accents. A favorite accent of ours at Bon Vivant Co. is wall prints.
Prints are a unique form of decor because they come in all shapes in sizes. They are also minimalist because they don't actually take up any space. The best part of all is that they are extremely affordable. While we always encourage purchasing original art and supporting artists, if you're on a budget and need an abundance of decor, then prints are the way to go!
We have quite a few at our store and there are always new prints coming in. They are a designer's never-ending and forever eclectic supply to home design!
Jim Thompson's Framed Printed Silks
Jim Thompson was an architect and art collector in early 1900s America. After World War II, he settled in Thailand because he was particularly captured by hand-woven Thai silks. To counteract the decline of the industry he created The Thai Silk Company to support local artisans. The company that was birthed from his accomplishments has evolved into a modern textile company for interior design.
This piece consists of a large cut of silk with a floral print. The fabric is stretched out over canvas and framed with a thin gold trim. It is a surprisingly large piece, measuring 32 3/4" W x 32" 3/4" H. It would serve as an excellent patio piece, as it is exceptionally big and brightens up a space with its bold presence!
Rhea Gary Prints
Rhea Gary is an independent artist and a native of Louisiana. A talented painter, she studied Fine Arts at Louisiana State University. She displays her love of the country through her depictions of the marshy swamps, the rushing rivers, and the earthly hillsides. She adds her own unique touch with dramatic bold colors, giving her work an ethereal and heavenly feel.
This print of Rhea Gary's original painting perfectly depicts her character - the way in which she meshes natural landscapes with unusual but dream-like colors. It features an abstract landscape, perhaps a field and marsh, with bold colors running through her paint strokes. The print is mounted on canvas with a gold-painted frame. It measures 20 1/2" W x 20 1/2" H. If you're looking to add some color to the main space, hang this print above your fireplace mantel!
E.L. Weeks Prints
Edwin Lord Weeks was an exceptional 19th century American painter. His passion was in traveling to the East and re-creating oriental scenes and styles. He was considered an "Orientalist," or someone who imitates oriental themes through writing, painting, and other various art forms.
"The Last Voyage" by E.L. Weeks, depicts two men rowing an elder man who appears to be dying either away or toward the city. It is believed that they are traveling on the Ganga, a sacred river that flows through India and Bangladesh. The original painting was created in vibrant colors, but the black and white print still retains the quality and care with which it was painted. The print measures 17 1/2" W x 14" H. It certainly adds class to any home. Hang it in your hallway or home entryway for guests to curiously inspect on their way inside.