Third time’s the charm, as they say — and that certainly holds true for the art over my couch! If you’ve been following along for a while, you know I’ve been switching out the art in this space over the past couple of years.
I started out with a beautiful watercolor with Sailboats; I did really like this piece, but because it was framed, at certain angles, it was all glare. In addition, the quality was very cheap — the mat and the paper had started to warp, and while no one else probably would notice, it was bothering me. Then, last winter, I tracked down a navy and white loops canvas print from TJ Maxx. I loved it in theory, but in reality, it just felt so dark and heavy. I didn’t love it in the space, and eventually took it down in favor of a blank wall.
While hunting over the last year for the perfect piece to hang above my couch, I discovered Jordan Connelly and her beautiful artwork. After browsing her website, I knew right away that one of her paintings of the Lowcountry would be an amazing fit for this space. For one, the colors she frequently uses — soft blues, greens, and pinks — fit the aesthetic of my home so well. And for another, I love the Carolinas and spending time by the water, so the themes of many of her work celebrate one of my favorite places to be.
As soon as I discovered the print of her work entitled Sea Pool On Sullivan’s 2, I knew I had found the perfect piece of art for this space above my couch.
When looking to purchase this Sea Pool On Sullivan’s 2 print, there was an option to get it on canvas or on fine art paper. I decided to get it on a canvas given my afternoon gets a ton of afternoon light and I didn’t want to deal with the glare from a glass frame. I also opted for the hand painted accents, which creates a look very similar to the original piece at a more affordable cost. It makes the painting look very realistic (vs. a canvas print), and definitely provides a depth to the canvas.
I also opted for the 36×48″ size — a bit larger than the previous art I had hung in this space. (Both of the previous pieces were 30×40.”) The larger size definitely fills the space better!
While this gorgeous painting of Sullivan’s Island is perfect for my home now, I also know it will be bringing my joy in my future spaces, too, for years to come! Jordan Connelly has so many beautiful original works, fine art prints, Frame TV art, and wallpaper — definitely check out her website the next time you’re in the market for art.
SHOP MY LIVING ROOM —
- Jordan Connelly Sea Pool on Sullivans 2 Print
- Blaxlands Sectional — old from Wayfair similar here + here
- Stacked Ball Floor Lamp
- Palm Leaf Pillows
- Blue Dot Pillow — old, from Society Social
- Blue + White Rug
- Wayfair Coffee Table
- Glass Bowl
- Faux Oranges
- Gold Tray
- Capri Blue Jar Candle
- Brass Candle Wick Trimmer
- Rose Quartz Edge Coasters
- Custom Matchbooks
- Washington, DC Print
SHOP MY COFFEE TABLE BOOKS —
- The New York Times 36 Hours
- Lee Radziwill
- All in Good Taste
- Vanity Fair Portraits
- In the Company of Women
- The Audrey Hepburn Treasures
- The Kennedy’s Portrait of a Family
- Slim Aarons Once Upon a Time
- Slim Aarons Women