Decorate Your Home with Art from Local Artists
For effortless warmth and personality to your home, add some decor! Whether it’s photographs, paintings, sculptures or even just a colorful throw blanket over the couch, decorative touches can really brighten up those blank walls and spaces, and turn your house into a home. It’s also a great way to create emotion and narrative, as when guests see your art choices, they’ll immediately know what your interests and tastes are.
We’ve put together a list of ten local artists and designers we love, who specialize in a range of mediums and can bring color and life to your living space.
Beach shots and palm tree photographs might seem overdone here in Hawai‘i but Ashley Goodwin’s sharp artistic eye sets her prints apart. Bright and beautiful colors, stark contrasts and interesting bird’s eye views – Goodwin’s shots envoke calm and good vibes. Who wouldn’t want that in their home?http://www.ashleygoodwinphotography.com/print-shop
Designer Jalene Kanani pays homage to her Hawaiian heritage with organic patterns, textile designs and elegant tribal prints. Her functional products include home and living essentials like area rugs, comforters, shower curtains, table cloths, quilts and candles. We’re a huge fan of her subtle and sophisticated aesthetic.
O‘ahu-born artist Margaret Rice embraces soft muted hues and lush tones like pink, yellow, brown and green in her prints, which always shows a beautiful woman lounging, whether on a sofa, the beach or flowers. These images are perfect if you’re looking to add warmth and natural beauty to your space.
Kaua‘i artist Kristine Punua utilizes a colorful palette and bold lines in her prints, featuring tropical plants and foliage, zodiac signs and female-empowered messages. We love that there’s a nice variety of vibrant art and scenes to choose from.
Honolulu-based illustrator Druscilla Santiago uses thick lines, bright colors and a healthy dose of cheeky humor. Her art showcases characters like sloths, bears, bananas, shiitake mushrooms and even a ruler! Whichever one you choose, it’s sure to make you and your house guests smile.
Punky Aloha Studio, run by artist and designer Shar Tuiasoa, is an online shop selling graphic prints with a modern, mid-century aesthetic. Many of the artwork features a regal woman wearing a gorgeous array of green tropical foliage. There’s a native elegance to these prints and would look great in the hallway or living room.
If you’re into vintage-inspired, chill vibes, take a look at Nick Kuchar’s work. Using a mix of acrylic washes and digital illustrations, Kuchar draws inspiration from surf spots and beaches like North Shore, Ala Moana Beach Park and Ali’i Beach.
Noa Emberson’s “The Visual Mixtape 2010” series feature serene grassy landscapes, bushes and wheat fields that you can escape into, whether through a framed art print, comforter or even a travel mug.
Pops and splashes of blues, reds, purples and yellows – Kim Sielbeck’s paintings add a healthy dose of energy to your walls. Scenes of beaches, plants, coconut palms and fruits pay homage to the colors of Hawai‘i that we tend to take for granted.
Owens & Co. is a treasure of a gift shop that really knows how to curate. The selection of home décor includes handmade woven fans and baskets, lightweight vintage quilts, bronze shaka sculptures and our personal favorite plant holders made out of barkcloth. If you’re looking to add character to your home, take a look around the store’s online boutique.
See anything you like? Let us know your favorite pieces and/or local artists by sharing on your social media and using hashtag #InvestInHome. And, while you’re on your decorative hunt, remember to have fun!