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Home Organization Secrets: Serious & Not So Serious

Have you ever pushed all of the dirty dishes to one side of your kitchen sink before hosting friends so that it looks like less of a mess? Have you ever pinched crumbs off of your coffee table instead of wiping it down with a rag? If it makes you feel better, no one keeps a perfect home – not even the employees at art and décor e-tailer Art.com. Here, they share a few home organization…

Decorating with Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year: Serenity & Rose Quartz

Last year, Marsala was the highly coveted color. The year before that, Radiant Orchid took the reigns. But this year, Pantone took an exciting risk by dubbing two opposing shades Color of the Year: Rose Quartz, a soft, pale pink, and Serenity, and cool, paint-powder blue. When paired together, they convey a serene sense of calm, something Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Instititue says we’re all in need of. “Evoking feelings of…

8 Inspiring Holiday Gifts for Art Lovers

Finding that perfect holiday gift is tough to begin with, and when you’re shopping for someone with distinct taste the challenge can be even greater. Here, we’ve taken the guesswork out of gifting to all the art lovers on your list. 1. Turn photos into personalized art.  Personalization and photo gift ideas are everywhere these days. We’re all better photographers because of our smartphones, but we rarely do anything with our photos (aside from…

Mesmerizing Patterns Found In Nature

You don’t have to visit a museum to appreciate art when it’s already all around you. Pay attention to your environment, and you’ll see the creativity in everything! Here, we share a few of our favorite photographs of art and patterns in nature. PeacockSpiderman, YouTube Peacock Spiders Known for their wild dancing and flamboyant colors, Peacock Spiders truly are the show-offs their names imply. Photographic Print by Michael Nolan  Clown Fish Nemo…

Our PR Pro Got Engaged! We Surprised Her With A Personalized Wedding Gift

Naomi knew it was coming. She’d showed James a ring she liked online, and not long thereafter she’d noticed it had sold. My coworker Lisa and I joked, “Maybe someone else bought it. Maybe James missed the boat!” We found out later that he didn’t end up buying that ring, per se, but he didn’t miss the boat either. A few months later, James planned a weekend away for the two of them. Two…

Don’t Be Scared: Clashing Patterns Create Interest

Through the years I’ve collected comforters dotted with tiny-star prints, polka dot dishes and even a chevroned shirt or two. But now that I’m attempting to redefine my home’s aesthetic (and gut it of “pre-partner” décor), I’m wondering what I should give away in hopes of a more unified space. I was initially tempted to ditch anything with too-loud of a pattern, assuming that the more bold pieces I toss, the more of a blank…

Behind the Scenes: Our Summer Photo Shoot

Have you ever wondered about the minds behind the beautifully staged home scenes you see on Art.com? For this very reason, we couldn’t resist asking to take a peek behind the scenes of our Summer 2015 catalog shoot which took place here in San Francisco. Sandra Chandler, our Home Décor Buyer, and Linda Crisolo, our Director of Merchandising, were kind enough to walk us through the ins and outs of all that makes our catalogs and…

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