How to Decorate With Mid Century Modern Art

How to Decorate With Mid Century Modern Art

Are you looking to add new life to your current space or start fresh somewhere new? Decorating can be time and energy consuming, especially if you have a theme in mind but need help to follow through.

Mid century modern style is a long-standing art trend that can sometimes be tricky to achieve, but it becomes instantly more attainable through the use of art as a decorating medium.

What Is Mid Century Modern Art?

Mid century modern art is a type of art that became popular in America during the mid-1900s. Architecture, furniture, and home decor also followed this movement, which features geometric shapes, minimalism, and abstract shapes and figures.

This type of art can include bright colors or a bold or neutral color palette and remains popular today as the mid century movement continues to garner admiration around the world. It’s been cemented as a timeless classic and is not going anywhere anytime soon!

November 11, 2022 — Ishita Banerjee
Neutral Wall Art Decorating Tips

Neutral Wall Art Decorating Tips

Turning a house into a home isn’t always about picking out the china and deciding what color to paint the cabinets. Artwork is an essential aspect of decorating that can be the foundation or the finishing touch when designing an interior space.

Intense color doesn’t always work for everyone, which is where neutral wall art comes in. 

An illustration of three pieces of art using neutral colors.

What Kind of Art Is Considered Neutral?

The term “neutral” typically refers to the array of colors used in a work of art. There are two types of neutral colors: pure neutrals and near-neutrals.

Pure neutrals include black, white, gray, and brown. Near-neutrals can come in almost any other color—red, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple, and pink—but with very low saturation.

Neutral art uses an array of desaturated colors to create something that is visually appealing.

November 09, 2022 — Ishita Banerjee
NFT Artist Ishita Working with iPad Pro

What Is NFT Art?

What Is NFT Art?

With NFTs dominating the financial sector and celebrities jumping on board and into advertisements, it was only a matter of time before NFTs entered the art world. But what exactly are NFTs, how are they obtained, and what makes them art? Let’s get into it. 

NFT stands for non-fungible token, a digital asset that you can exclusively own like any other asset. But you can’t touch this one. It exists solely in the digital sphere. 

Ishita working on abstract art
April 21, 2022 — Ishita Banerjee
Abstract wall art hanging on a wall behind a table.

Intentional Abstraction

Abstract art is not about putting color patches next to each other. Abstraction is taking a realistic notion, and breaking it down to its essentials. Exposing its bones, its essence. It is the art of deviation, enabling the viewer to look at it just a little differently. It is knowing how to look at things in the face and saying, I can look deeper. There is a purpose, a theme, a flow and a design to abstract art.
Abstract work of art with deep purples and dark pinks
January 18, 2021 — Ishita Banerjee
Artist supplies. There's a dim candle, paint palette, a canvas, and some brushes.

The Dreaded Creative Slump

Every creative person who crosses your path will tell you that this creative slump has no end date, it is scary as can be and the more we try to think about it, the deeper the slump pulls us in. The spark, enthusiasm, impetus and momentum is missing and that is what artists fear the most.

While everyone has their own approach of breaking out of a creative rut, here are some of the things you could try when you feel stuck in the meh days. When the momentum is missing and you try hard to find the spark.

Close up of abstract art. There are orange and black colors on the canvas
January 15, 2021 — Ishita Banerjee
Ishita filling in abstract painting

The Mad-Men Modern style evolution

How does an artist find a style? Or does the style find the artist instead? Is there such a thing as a "style" or is it what feels right in that moment? For me, it has been a daily practice of feeling and expressing something onto a surface, till it felt right and authentic to what I was hoping to achieve.

Ishita painting on canvas

Complicity: original framed canvas painting, Soul Curry Art

January 04, 2021 — Ishita Banerjee
Close up of canvast with reds, blues, oranges, yellows, and black dots

Healing with Art

Art, or any kind of creative practice is a way to reclaim and celebrate our authentic selves. It is mean of self expression, a channel for emotions and feelings. A perfect way to explore our immediate moment, to relax and think about where we envision ourselves, and where we want to be headed.

Artist holding paintbrush near a completed painting
October 18, 2020 — Ishita Banerjee
collage of blue themed abstract art

The Blues Run the Game - Moody Blue moodboard

The very first mood board features my favorite color: Moody Blue. Deep dark and dramatic, this rich blue is like a walk at midnight, the deepest part of the river, flowing like the royal blue ink in an glass ink pot. Harmonizing beautifully with wood accents, deep walnuts, mid century modern inspired decor. Compliments the earthy tones of burnt orange, terracotta, sunshine yellow and off whites.

Blue color inspiration photos for an abstract artist
August 11, 2020 — Ishita Banerjee
Abstract art arranged on a wall

How To Put Together A Gallery Wall

Few things are more effective at transforming a house into a home than a beautifully curated galley wall. Filled with nostalgic photographs, carefully chosen frames, and treasured artworks, no two are the same. While that’s surely part of the allure, it also means planning a statement wall can be a daunting challenge. To make things easier, here are some of my tips to help you put together your perfect gallery wall.

home with artwork on walls


August 04, 2020 — Ishita Banerjee
How to spot ethically licensed art online

How To Buy Art Responsibly and Ethically

Support real art. Follow real people on social media, who create. Follow local Etsy craftspeople and support local art galleries, craft markets. Support your musicians, artists, jewelers, knitters, crafters, potters, poets, painters, sculptors. You will be able to share in the creativity of their everyday journeys, not just the pretty staged picture at the end. ENGAGE at any level. Share our heartbreak too. As makers, we are deeply grateful for the love you share with us.

Ishita drawing abstract black and white art
August 02, 2020 — Ishita Banerjee