If you take a little peek around our home, it would probably be easy to see that we love a good piece of art! Before moving into #TheApplebyHome just over a year ago, we had been collecting prints and little pieces of art for years, knowing that one day we would finally have a place all our own where we could hang and display each piece with lots of love and care. The "Work Hard & Be Nice To People" print pictured above is by the artist Anthony Burrill - a piece that I had my eyes and heart set on for quite some time. When Scott and I were in Portland this past January, we decided to splurge a bit and finally pick it up during our visit to Schoolhouse Electric (an amazing Portland based shop that carries Burrill's prints). Today it's one of my favorite pieces in our home and will always remind me of our time in Portland during our third wedding anniversary! Anyways, our home is filled with lots of favorite prints and originals, including this Postal Service print from their ten year reunion show and this original typewriter by Scott (did you know that he draws and paints too? he's a man of many trades -- awh!) -- and in all honesty, we wouldn't have our home any other way.
In case you're on the hunt for a few new pieces of art, here's a few of my favorite shops + artists to buy art and prints from --
- Schoolhouse Electric
- Window Shop Gal
- Band Prints (Death Cab, American Football, Taking Back Sunday)
- Citizen Home Decor (you caught me - but we do have a few original CHD paintings in our home)
- Frances Vintage (Local PHX shop)
- Kai Samuels-Davis
Do you like to decorate your home with art work, or are you more of a photo kind of gal or guy? What's your favorite print or piece of art in your home? I've had major heart eyes for our Anthony Burrill print ever since bringing it home from Portland! Much like with vintage furniture and home decor, don't forget that the hunt is part of the fun! Take the time to find the pieces that are just perfect for you -- I promise the wait will truly be worth it in the end! I hope ya'll are having a great evening, and I'll be back soon!