Luxury home tips: Displaying art

A beautiful custom luxury home design in a leafy Perth suburb is an object of desire in itself, but often the most stunning premium properties are home to collections of incredible works of art. The trick is, these aren’t haphazard accumulations of display pieces – they are coordinated and planned for. Building room in your new home for your collections, or facilitating displays with custom and natural lighting can lead to a much more enjoyable home – one that you’ll be proud to take guests through on a tour.

Hanging paintings in your new home

When you say “art” most people think of paintings. Displaying art has become a popular way to express yourself to your guests, and many things can be communicated through art choice. However, among the more practical considerations when it comes to hanging paintings is wall space and light.

Open plan living is a very popular modern convenience, but can reduce wall space. If you’re wanting to hang up some beautiful pieces, make sure that you allow enough space between walls, doors and windows to have a display area.

Acrylic artists’ paints, which according to the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute were introduced in the 1950s, are particularly susceptible to damage from natural elements, such as heat, light and moisture. This means keeping these kinds of paintings away from direct sunlight (which fades some colours) and in a cool and dry place. The effects of sun-fade, excessive heat or mould induced by moist air are almost impossible to reverse with restoration, so in this case, proactive prevention is the best solution.

Other types of art

There are many kinds of art that don’t hang on a wall, and these all need their own space too. Some of them need very specific spaces, which is why a custom design is particularly suited to collectors of fine works.

One thing luxury homes in Perth could certainly benefit from is a cellar. Here there are also considerations about light, heat and ventilation. However, most wine does not age well, so for the general wine enthusiast, a well-made display area is all you need.

However, for the serious wine collector – or even investor – a more appropriate room is needed. According to Reader’s Digest the most valuable Australian wine of any vintage is the original 1951 Penfolds Grange. A bottle was at auction in 2003 for $56,977. With wines of this calibre (or even close to it), you’ll want a dedicated cellar with controlled temperatures and no windows.

There are of course many types of art which you may wish to incorporate into your custom home design, such as a place for sculptures, or a large garage to show off custom or vintage automobiles. With Exclusive Residence, the sky’s the limit.



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