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My home is decorated in traditional decor with some modern flair.  I want to purchase some artwork for my living room which has Persian rugs and traditional furniture.  I like the American Folk Art period, especially a painting called "The Girl with the Red Dress and a Cat and Dog".  Would this go with my decor or should I stick to more Impresionist artwork?

Thanks for writing and for your question.  I'm most happy to tell you that your art will be fine in your room.  Art is like any decor piece; if you love it, it will work. So many people try to "match" art via color or style and hang pieces they don't even care for just so they "match".  That's not the way to develop your own style and comfort in a room.

Use it and enjoy it.


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