One of the most challenging pieces in the decorating puzzle is finding the right art. It’s such a personal choice, and pieces can be so expensive! As a twentysomething, I struggle to know where to begin, so in an effort to help my fellow young art collectors—or those shopping for fledgling art collectors—I’ve scoured the market for my favorite entry-level pieces.
– Hudson Moore, Design Editor
I found Super Extra Fancy on TikTok and was smitten with their mesmerizing process. The finelinework pieces are versatile and will stay with you though every move and aesthetic evolution.
“WOOD #002598” by Super Extra Fancy, $130, sxf.art
Simplicity is key sometimes, and this woodblock print is the perfect place to begin your collection. Plus, you’ll never tire of black and white!
“Palace” by Block Shop Textiles, $120, modaoperandi.com
Wall art can be so much more than paintings and drawings. These plates, by Matthieu Cossé, would look perfect as standalone pieces or incorporated into a salon wall.
Plate by Matthieu Cossé, price upon request, @cossematthieu
Photography as art is my latest obsession, and this print by Simone Gooch hits all the right notes for me.
“Tokyo Hotel Room” by Simone Gooch, $130, fjura.com
Kaja Meyer is one of my current obsessions, and I just about croaked when I saw her colored pencil drawing listed on The Ode To. Add to cart!
“Soliloquy” by Kaja Meyer, $365, theodeto.com
Again, I beg you to think outside of the box when it comes to wall art. The mirror-slash-sculpture is sure to be a conversation-starter.
Round Psychadelic Mirror by Caia Leifsdotter, $950, theodeto.com
I love this very simple, Jean Prouvé–inspired piece of art. This one might be sold out soon—you can find it at my apartment!
“Reversible Art 5” by Soraya Forsberg, $855, theodeto.com
Happy can do no wrong in my eyes, and this print is sure to bring a smile to your face every time you walk by.
“Cabaret IV” by Happy Menocal, $325, chairish.com
I’ve followed Josh on Instagram for as long as I can remember, and these paintings of his have proven to be classics. Buy one (or nine) and you have yourself a beautiful, impactful piece of art.
“No. 5 – Noir” by Josh Young, $140, joshyoungdesignhouse.com
When I studied art in school, I was always enamored by the ways artists depicted light in their paintings. This subtle and dreamy piece by Shuling Guo will make your heart sing.
“Haiti” by Shuling Guo, $1,800, platformart.com
Sometimes, the big auction houses are a great spot to search for small, authenticated pieces of art. I loved this piece by Bill Jensen that I found at Sotheby’s.
“Original Face” by Bill Jensen, $800, sothebys.com
I am a sucker for a black-and-white pencil drawing, and this artwork by William Pell satisfies that craving.
“Grasses” by William Pell, $2,200, incollect.com
Aude Van Ryn is an amazing multi-media artist out of London. She mostly creates ceramics, but I love her works on paper, too.
“Les Volumes” by Aude Van Ryn, $980, thenewcraftsmen.com
Anna Hodgson is new to me, but I think I might have to purchase everything available on her website. Obsessed!
“Fisherman” by Anna Hodgson, $35, harrydarbyannahodgson.bigcartel.com
Ronan, Ronan, Ronan…what did we do to deserve you? I want all three of these “All Over” prints. They’re so dynamic without interfering with your room.
“All Over 2” by Ronan Bouroullec, $595, thewrongshop.co.uk
If the idea of sourcing art seems daunting, here’s the perfect solution: C2, an art advisory firm out of Texas that gathers amazing talent from across the art world. They offer consultations, too, for a personal touch!
“Three of Swords” by Theodora Allen, price upon request, c2.art