Whether you’re an avid art collecter or simply art impaired, there is no denying that art plays a key role in creating the look, feel, and atmosphere of any room. The problem, for some, is being intimidated by the abounding choices and the presumption of high price tags. And even though we consider ourselves lovers of art, we’re definitely no exception when it comes to being challenged by picking the “right piece.” Enter Art.com. A few weeks ago we were invited to Art.com’s 25 Summit, where we were able to see the launch of their new, easy-to-navigate online experience. With the ability to narrow down searches by period, color, artist and/or subject, as well as being able to choose from a selection of handcrafted custom frames, we dare you to not get sucked into the process of customizing you’re own wall-ready art. Accessible, affordable, and inspiring, we’re literally hung up on Art.com!
After years of occasional retreats to their 19th century farmhouse in Somerset, New Jersey, New York City based designers John Dransfield and Geoffrey Ross became infatuated with a regal Georgian Revival estate named Cherryfields. At the time the home was occupied by 80 year old Nancy Pyne who, after living there for half a century, had put it up for sale. The couple eventually became close friends with Nancy and traded homes with her, making Cherryfields their own. What a fascinating tale behind such a storied and exquisite home . . .