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DC Inspired: Gallery 555dc
Local lifestyle blogger Meg of Mimi + Meg brings her “Art Inspired” column to Open House. By Meg Biram
“Departures & Arrivals” by Daniel Calder, available at Gallery 555dc.
Comments () | Published May 15, 2012

The perfect piece of art can be the item you design an entire room around. “Departures & Arrivals,” a large-scale abstract painting by Glen Allen, Virginia-based conceptual artist Daniel Calder, would make a statement in any space. The name alone seems fitting for many DC residents, as this is a city full of people frequently jetting off and coming in from all over the world. Inspired by Calder’s piece, which is currently available at Gallery 555dc, here are five decor elements that would make for a cozy reading nook with a pop of color.

Inspired items (clockwise from top left): YLighting dome swing-arm floor lamp; CB2 Parlour Atomic Orange chair; The New York Times 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA and Canada via Anthropologie; Madeline Weinrib black and white endless Tibetan hand-knotted wool carpet; Tucker Robbins hollow zig-zag stools via Interior Connector.

Meg Biram writes about interiors, art, and fashion on her blog, Mimi + Meg.


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  • Art inspired houses are such a good structure. An artistic way of designing your house was a great idea.

  • Bd4487

    Brilliant!! What can I say....

  • Jodiart

    The artists of the District, Virginia and Maryland thank the Washingtonian for their support.

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