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Publication Date: 2015-09-04

Inspiration

10 Living Rooms with Statement Artwork

The influence of artwork on a room's design scheme is undeniable, especially for clients that are serious collectors. Here are 10 living rooms that showcase how expert designers seamlessly integrate statement artwork, including modern art, a Chagall tapestry and large-scale photography, into a space and let all components complement each other without competing.

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This living room designed by Andrew Flesher features an original tapestry by Marc Chagall. The tapestry was chosen to soften the hard, architectural lines of the large room and served as the inspiration for the fabric and color choices in the space. Follow Andrew Flesher to keep up to date on their latest projects and announcements.

Interior design firm Helen Green Design commissioned British artist Bianca Smith specifically for this Belgravia home. Water Falling, the bold piece hanging above the sofa, complements the luxurious furnishings and contemporary design of the living room and also provide a welcome pop of color in the elegant space. Follow Helen Green Design to keep up to date on their latest products, projects and announcements.

Interior designers Mary Foley and Michael Cox of Foley & Cox chose this painting by artist Lloyd Martin for the living room of this New York City apartment, drawn specifically to the graphic lines and beautiful sense of color. Martin is a favorite of the pair, who have hung several of his paintings in homes they have designed. Follow Foley & Cox to keep up to date on their latest products, projects and announcements.

Statement photography was a natural fit for this Manhattan living room designed by P&T Interiors, where the owner is an art collector specializing in photographic portraits by emerging artists. The two striking portraits by British team Cornford & Cross were chosen especially for the contrast they presented to room's minimalist design, providing an unexpected and welcoming pop in the space. Follow P&T Interiors to keep up to date on their latest projects and announcements.

The living room of interior designer Raji Radhakrishnan's Virginia home features Underground #3, one of her original mural pieces. The mural pops against the white walls of the room and is balanced by the rich red velvet of the 1940s sofa, the massive parchment coffee table and the other vintage pieces that complete the space. Follow Raji RM & Associates to keep up to date on their latest projects and announcements.

Photographer: Ken Hayden

For the embassy-sized living room of their Miami home, interior designers Robert Brown and Todd Davis chose statement artwork that includes Lawrence Schiller's mesmerizing photograph of Barbara Streisand as well as pieces by Jason Martin and Donald Baechler. Black paint on the walls invigorates the artwork. Follow Brown Davis Interiors to keep up to date on their latest projects and announcements.

Art is the centerpiece of this living room in Dallas, Texas designed by Jan Showers. The abstract painting hangs over a Salon sofa and is complemented by vintage Hollywood Regency ceramic lamps, a pair of 1960s tufted bergeres and a stunning lacquered Asian coffee table. Follow Jan Showers to keep up to date on their latest projects and announcements.

In this Chicago Gold Coast living room, design firm Vincere skillfully paired a neutral background with a lively grouping of artwork to bring a sense of energy and drama to the space. Each piece is tactile and evocative. Above the sofa hangs Untitled, an oil and mixed media on canvas by Chris DiVincent, that was commissioned for the home. Follow Vincere, Ltd. to keep up to date on their latest projects and announcements.

Interior designer Jamie Bush chose Carolyn Cole's mixed media work Green 90705 for the living room of this Malibu home overlooking the ocean, satisfying the client's love of brightly colored artwork and captivating in its scale and abstract composition. Bush created a cream and white backdrop to allow the piece to become the focal point of the space. Follow Jamie Bush to keep up to date on their latest projects and announcements.

This mixed media on canvas work by artist Caio Fonesca was originally hung in the client's winter home in Florida but then was moved to her main home in New Jersey due to concerns about the placement and potential for sun damage. In this living room designed by Lisa Kanning of interiors firm LKID, the work adds a perfect pop of color to the gray plaster walls and neutral palette. Follow LKID to keep up to date on their latest projects and announcements.

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