Affordable Art Prints made from Original Paintings

This post has been kindly sponsored by AttikoArt

AttikoArt - Affordable Art Prints made from Original Paintings

You’re probably going to think I’m obsessed with artwork after reading a few arty posts here recently and in fairness you’re probably not far wrong. I spent so many years not having the confidence to buy artwork for our home or to hang it, that now I’ve conquered my fear of getting it wrong our home is full of lovely pieces. The latest addition to our home is this gorgeous piece of abstract art from AttikoArt. I’ve wanted something like this for quite a while and I found myself pinning similar pieces to my Inspirational Artwork board on Pinterest.

AttikoArt - Affordable Art Prints made from Original Paintings

We had blank space on the wall directly opposite the door into the bedroom so this was prime real estate and was crying out for a stunning piece of statement artwork. I was planning to buy something to go in this space as part of our unbelievably overdue bedroom makeover. But once again the universe must have read my mind and provided just what I needed. The lovely ladies from AttikoArt got in touch to see if I’d like to work with them and the minute I saw their beautiful art I was smitten.

AttikoArt - Affordable Art Prints made from Original Paintings

AttikoArt is a British design duo who create abstract art prints. The mother & daughter team design all the pieces in house, and then print them exclusively to order using a traditional, high-grade giclee printing method. What I really love about their process though, and what really sets AttikoArt apart from other artists I’ve come across, is the fact that they transfer their original artwork to print, and in doing so they are able to produce custom variations. So buying a piece of artwork from AttikoArt gives you the luxury of selecting from a range of different sizes and endless colour combinations to suit your personal interior design needs.

AttikoArt - Affordable Art Prints made from Original Paintings

Their philosophy really resonated with me as I felt they truly understood why some people, myself included, get so completely overwhelmed when trying to find artwork for their home.

We’re big believers in the “one size does not fit all” philosophy, and we think this is particularly true of artwork. Art bought for interior design has to, firstly, appeal to the person choosing it, but secondly, it has to compliment the room! This means that it’s not just about sourcing a piece that you love, but also one that’s in the right size, and in the right colours. This can be extremely daunting to find, and in our humble opinion, one of the reasons why art is pushed to the sidelines by so many.

AttikoArt - Affordable Art Prints made from Original Paintings

Michelle, an award-winning fine artist, and Melissa, an interior and graphic designer, combined their skills in order to help people find art work that they love, but that also works in their home. Their shop features prints that are available in 3-4 standard colourways and 3 standard sizes. However, if you see a design that you really like but want it in a different colourway, you can pay a little extra and use their bespoke colour edit service. For just £75 extra AttikoArt will work with your colour swatches to create a piece that is bespoke for your home.

AttikoArt - Affordable Art Prints made from Original Paintings

When trying to decide what piece I would choose for our bedroom, I immediately settled on a canvas print in an elegant floating frame. As soon as I spotted the Indigo Polo design I knew this was the perfect piece for our bedroom. I loved the design and the colours were almost spot on. We have two walls painted dark blue and two walls painted in the shade you can see in the photos.

For our bedroom makeover, I’m planning to bring in some blush pink in the form of bedding and maybe cushions, or perhaps even a new blush pink bed. We sooooooo need a new bed! I’m also going to bring in more copper. I know it’s all about brass now but I still love the warmth of copper and think it works so well with navy and blush pink.

AttikoArt Bespoke Colour Edit

So,the colours in the Indigo Polo design were almost perfect, but I did ask if it was possible to give the gold more of a copper tone instead and asked Melissa if she could suggest further changes. Melissa had no problems meeting my request and sent over a couple of variations for me to look at.

As you can see above, the far left image is the original Indigo Polo. The second image is slightly more coppery and has slightly more pink in it. In the third image there is even more blush and the blue is a tad more intense and the fourth image features a lot more pink. I ended up going for option two as I didn’t want it to be overly pink.

Attiko Art Mock ups

As part of the service, you can send AttikoArt a photograph of the space that the artwork will hang in. They then use this photograph to make a mock up of what the artwork will look like in situ. This can help to get a better sense of size, proportion and position. I found this so helpful. I really struggle to visualise how a space will look, so having a mock-up like this really helps to take the uncertainty away.

I mentioned to Melissa that I’m planning to buy a copper shelving unit that will also go on this wall and sent her links to the two that I’m considering. When I received the mock-ups back Melissa had even photo-shopped the shelves into position so I could see what I would end up with. For me that was above and beyond! It also helped me realise that one shelf is probably too big for that space and the other shelf is perhaps too small. This is why I decided to hang the artwork landscape instead and make it the focal point. I think it looks much better this way, don’t you?

The Dashing Gent Reed Diffuser from Chase & Wonder

I’d also like to mention the beautiful reed diffuser that I’ve also featured here. I’ve written before how I’m not a big fan of candles, but I do like having something that smells nice at home. I’d never tried a reed diffuser before but I was very eager to try one out. This one was sent to me to try out by Chase and Wonder and the scent is just divine.

I’m not a big fan of overly floral smells and I tend prefer something a bit more masculine. This particular reed diffuser is Dashing Gent which has aromas of spices, leather, patchouli, moss and tobacco. It is supposed to evoke the cultured charm and refined manners of an impeccably groomed gentleman. And it really does.

The Dashing Gent Reed Diffuser from Chase & Wonder

I’ve been really impressed with how delicious it smells and also how pungent it is. I suppose I was comparing the reed diffuser to scented candles but obviously candles only really smell when you burn them, whereas the diffuser smells gorgeous all the time. The smell will apparently last 3-4 months and I’m already considering getting another one for the livingroom.

So, what do you guys think of this little corner of my bedroom? And more importantly what do you think of my new artwork from AttikoArt? Are you a fan of abstract art? Would you find the bespoke colour edit option useful? I’d love to hear about your experiences of choosing artwork for your home so do drop me a comment below.

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39 Comments

  1. June 29, 2018 / 12:50 am

    Wow! The art is just stunning. I love the colours together but especially the pink in it 😉 And although im not a big fan of difusers ( I’m more of a candle girl 😊) I have to say this one is so cool that it really makes me want to buy one, simply for its funky design 😁😁

  2. June 28, 2018 / 9:29 am

    What a fascinating, interesting way to create art – and it’s such a beautiful piece too Stacey, lovely post.

  3. June 27, 2018 / 10:11 am

    I love this post Stacey! Choosing art can be tricky so I love the concept of a bespoke art service where you can adapt and change things up like you have so that it fits the setting its to be displayed in. I’m completely smitten with your choice and love how you’ve styled this too! I’ll definitely be looking into Attiko Art for when we finally get round to doing our bedroom redesign!!

    • June 27, 2018 / 10:24 am

      Fab Maria, I definitely recommend AttikoArt if you want something that is a perfect match for your decor scheme.

  4. June 26, 2018 / 9:51 pm

    I love the style, colours and boldness of this piece – I bet it makes you smile every time you see it! Fab!

    • June 27, 2018 / 10:25 am

      Natalia it really does put a smile on my face every time I walk into the room!

  5. June 26, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    That is one beautiful piece of artwork! I love abstract colourful artwork like this as it really sets the mood of a room and is a great focal point. Great post :-)

    • June 27, 2018 / 10:25 am

      Thank you Ricky and I agree with everything you just said!

  6. June 26, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    I agree that art is such a tricky thing as it’s so subjective but I adore this idea and the choice you made. Really great! Sourcing art and discovering new talent is one thing that has surprised me on my interior design journey – one of my favourite things to do now!

    • June 26, 2018 / 3:20 pm

      Me too Donna! Since I got over my hangups about choosing the wrong thing, I’m absolutely loving finding art for my home. I’ve come to realise there are no wrong choices! As long as it fills you with joy, which this does, just go with it!

  7. June 26, 2018 / 12:44 pm

    Wow what a stunning statement piece! And such a fantastic idea too, fab post!

    • June 26, 2018 / 3:20 pm

      It really is a statement piece Sam. I love seeing it as I enter our bedroom!

  8. June 26, 2018 / 12:43 pm

    oh my i ,love this idea and your artwork looks like real art ! thats such a great way to save money and have something you trully love

    • June 26, 2018 / 3:21 pm

      It’s so clever, isn’t it? And actually, unless you touched it you wouldn’t know it’s a print.

  9. June 26, 2018 / 11:19 am

    It makes me so ridiculously happy and giddy that more and more people are finally embracing art! What a stunning piece and most of all, what a great idea the two ladies have come up with. Your little corner looks beautiful and I fully agree with your choice of colours in the print:)

    • June 26, 2018 / 3:21 pm

      They really are onto something here aren’t they? Such an innovative idea!

  10. June 26, 2018 / 8:24 am

    The framing really sets off this piece. Gorgeous space and I’m a big art fan too

    • June 26, 2018 / 3:22 pm

      Susan, I’d never in a million years have thought of framing a canvas, but it looks stunning!

  11. June 25, 2018 / 9:56 pm

    As soon as I saw the colours and abstract nature of it I was hooked Stacey. I’m a big art lover and have just been up to the RA Summer Exhibition to get some inspiration. The colours in the palette of your artwork are just so soothing and pleasing. Really lovely x

    • June 26, 2018 / 3:23 pm

      Yes, I certainly made a good choice with these colours for a bedroom. The dark blue is very calming and the blush pink adds a little softness. I love that the art matches!

  12. June 25, 2018 / 4:31 pm

    I absolutely love that! I really like abstract pieces, and that colour scheme is just perfect.

    • June 26, 2018 / 3:24 pm

      I’m a huge fan of abstract art too Catherine.

  13. June 25, 2018 / 3:06 pm

    This is SUCH an innovative way to sell art! I adore the idea of it being customisable and it’s clear they went above and beyond with helping with layout and everything. It looks gorgeous and I think you chose really well – that little corner looks wonderful :) xxx

    • June 26, 2018 / 3:24 pm

      I can totally see a piece like this in your home Kimberly.

  14. June 25, 2018 / 2:25 pm

    Such an innovative service! I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent looking for artwork that fits the room, the colour scheme and the tastes of clients. I’ll be looking into this closely. x

    • June 26, 2018 / 3:25 pm

      Oh you definitely should Carole. It’s the perfect solution for people who like abstract art!

  15. June 25, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    That’s a great service. The artwork looks really good and I love the way that it has been framed too.

    • June 26, 2018 / 3:25 pm

      Yes Fiona, I’d never have thought of framing a canvas but it certainly gives it an element of sophistication.

  16. June 25, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    Wow, that’s a beautiful piece and I love the colours!

    I hope you have a great week, Stacey. x

  17. I’m a lover of art too Stacey! I think it’s great that they offer that service! Anything that can help me visualise the art in the space has got to be a good thing!

    • June 26, 2018 / 3:26 pm

      Oh for sure Jumi! I’m rubbish at visualising so it really helped me!

  18. June 25, 2018 / 11:36 am

    Really interesting to find out about AttikoArt – the bespoke service sounds ideal to me !

    • June 26, 2018 / 3:27 pm

      It’s perfect if you’re looking for specific colours Lin.

  19. June 24, 2018 / 5:22 pm

    The colours are so beautiful, I love the way you’ve styled it. It’s always great to find something different too X

    • June 26, 2018 / 3:27 pm

      Ah, thank you Lins!! Styling is definitely not my strong point so I always feel a bit inadequate when sharing corners of my own home!

  20. June 22, 2018 / 10:49 am

    I really like that piece. I’m fussy about art – it’s very much my taste too! Beautiful colours. Enjoy it. It’s the kind of art that you can see something different in every day x

    • June 25, 2018 / 9:15 am

      Thanks Lucy, glad you like it. There is something so appealing about abstract art.

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