Saturday, December 03, 2005

Get the hang of art

These tips help you show it off successfully

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub


You don't need a degree in interior design to recognize something is terribly wrong:

The museum-quality painting looks as if it's floating too far above the chest of drawers.

The trio of lithographs over the sofa are beautifully framed but get lost because they're too small.

And what is supposed to be a gallery wall looks more like jumble in a junk store.

We might know what we like in art, but we often don't know what to do with it. Astrid Newton Rush, an interior designer in Weston, Fla., and a member of the American Society of Interior Designers, offers some tips.
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