picures in living room

Every detail counts when it comes to designing a home, and this is especially true of the first thing many people notice when they step inside a house: the art. At Shalini Misra we believe it is the art that gives a space its soul, and for this reason our clients’ art collections are often the focal point of our designs. our aim is to create a space that is not only visually pleasing but also emotionally resonant, and while art curation can greatly enhance a space’s ambiance, truly transforming any interior scheme, but is all too often an afterthought. In this article, we will explore five key aspects of art curation in the home that will bring any space to life.

Entrances: first and last impressions

As they say, you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and nowhere is this more true than the entrance to a home. The hallway is an opportunity to set the tone for what lies beyond and should reflect the personality of the space. Consider a bold, eye-catching piece that encapsulates the essence of the interior.

Stairways: embrace vertical space

Stairways often offer unique opportunities for art curation. Vertical wall space can create a captivating visual journey, and a curated collection of framed photographs or paintings ascending along the staircase can tell a story.

entrance to house with artwork on wall

Gardens: nature and art

Sculptures, fountains, and outdoor art installations can add delight and intrigue to outdoor space, harmonising with nature, and transforming a garden into a place of both beauty and contemplation.


Statement Pieces: less is more

Sometimes, one or two statement pieces can speak volumes. When selecting these pieces, consider the emotional resonance they evoke. A striking contemporary painting, an antique sculpture, or a thought-provoking modern installation can be a conversation starter and a focal point in any room.

The Finishing Touch

Well chosen sculptures and art accessories will add layers of depth and character. Opt for pieces whose stories resonate with you personally as well as considering their fit with the overall design theme. For those seeking to explore curated art options, Shalini Misra’s sister platform, Curio, offers an exceptional array of original works to choose from.

artwork in garden space

It’s somewhat ironic that art curation in interior design can seem to be an art form in itself. When approached with thought and consideration, it can imbue a home with elegance and personality, making a focal point of creativity and beauty, and bringing colour and material palettes together. By focusing on entrances, stairways, gardens, statement pieces, and art accessories, it’s possible to create a curated space that continuously uplifts and inspires its occupants on a daily basis.