Decorating an apartment or home seems like a neverending activity. Is it ever really done? I know this as I’ve been in my apartment for 6 years, my longest New York City relationship to date.
Throughout this time in my West Village studio, I’ve gone from all-white no personality Ikea laminate to Urban Outfitters clearance rack boho festival throwup and whatever else I could pick up in between.
The one constant has always been my artwork. I had pieces shipped from my old apartment in Chicago that I just can’t and will never part with. Now, as I start to have a bigger design budget, a grasp on my “adult” style, and feel like New York City is really my HOME (yes, it took almost a decade!) I feel like it’s time to add on to my budding collection but where to start?
To get some ideas on where to go we hit up our #squad for their top picks. Read ahead for a great list of for where to buy affordable art online and off for $500 and under.
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Her pick: “I love Saatchi art- unique art from all around the world direct from the artists themselves. They have vintage options as well. And many different styles and mediums. Uprise art- more curated, current art. A lot of clean and modern looks. Prints with sayings and graphics. Another great art place is Anthropologie. They are constantly changing their stock and offer more romantic and bohemian options.”
Find her on IG: @SilkaWeissDesign
Location: Chicago, IL
Her pick: “Etsy, Instagram, and Local MFA thesis shows”
Find her on IG: @JenTalbotDesign
Location: Los Angeles
Her pick: “I love getting art from flea markets and local artists. I also create art and use vista print to blow up my designs”
Find her on IG: @dancingwithflyingcolors
Her pick: “I mostly buy art locally, and we sell some at our shop called Cannon Borough Collective. So I usually buy local or shop small-Etsy or small boutiques.”
Find her on IG: @charlestonweekender
Founder of Hashtag Lifestyle
Location: New York, NY
Her pick: “I bought a Havenly Mini package to help me reign in all the ideas I have into one cohesive concept. Through that process, I learned about how many places there are online now to source independent artist’s work on a budget.”
Find her on IG: @MonicaDimperio