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Minted Framed Abstract Art Print

When I chose this abstract art print from Minted this is not the wall I had in mind for it. Remember that spot in our house with the colorful kilim rug from Istanbul where Isla’s teepee, kiddie table and toy basket are located? Well I had big plans for this piece to hang on that monster wall and highlight the colors in the rug. I changed my mind for two reasons: 1. At 24″x18″, the print is too small for the wall so I might eventually make a gallery wall with this beauty as the center piece, and 2. Our Christmas tree currently resides in that very space, which means the print would’ve been hidden and we cannot have that. Instead I removed a black-framed mirror by the staircase and replaced it with this print by Artsy Canvas Girl Designs, which was gifted to me by Minted.

I’ve been updating the living room for a while — piece-by-piece. We replaced our set of oversized, lumpy couches with this leather sofa from West Elm and a set of vintage mid-century wooden armchairs I had re-upholstered in blue. The rug (also West Elm) was purchased about six months after Isla was born. I also replaced the big, black Ikea book shelf with a wicker toy chest (also from Ikea) and added a marble-based, brass floor lamp. (Lamps with marble bases can be ridiculously expensive but this one is only $99 and I purchased it during a 20 percent off sale, which is a steal considering it’s incredibly sturdy and cannot be knocked over no matter how hard my toddler tries.) Oh, and we got rid of those celery green walls that were making me nauseous and painted the room bright white. The result is a crisp, clean, much larger looking room. It’s night and day, really.

But after all that the room needed a little more color. It’s a little embarrassing that we’re in our 30s and don’t own any real art (except a small oil painting by my grandmother), so I was thrilled to team up with Minted. They have a large selection of gorgeous art, textiles, home accessories and stationary. (We recently ordered Theo’s birth announcements from there and love the way they turned out.) I scoured the art collection for the perfect piece for our house and I’m thrilled with our choice. It’s truly gorgeous in person and would look great in any room of our house. Plus, I love to support independent artists. Thank you Minted for adding a touch of beauty to our updated living room!

Here’s a look at the new space with a few Christmas-y touches. (all item details listed at bottom)

Minted Framed Abstract Art PrintChristmas TreeKids Christmas DecorChristmas DecorationsMinted Framed Abstract Art PrintFine Little Day Christmas Tree BlanketLiving Room UpdatesTurkish Kilim{Minted framed art | Ikea kids’ table + chairs | silver tree from Target | mercury glass tree from Marshalls | nutcracker from A.C. Moore | Pottery Barn Kids kitty ornament + stockings | West Elm sofa + rug | Target lamp + pillows | vintage Mexican blanket | vintage chairs (Etsy) | gifted Fine Little Day tree blanket | vintage Turkish kilim rug (Etsy) | Ikea wicker toy chest}

{disclaimer: The art print featured in this post was a gift from Minted. I selected the print myself, with no influence from Minted, and all opinions are my own. I promise.}

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