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Now that spring has finally arrived, the time is right to shake up your decor. Along with new paint colors and spring cleaning to-dos, why not update your home by starting an original art collection? It’s easier than you think — and this month’s giveaway with affordable original art retailer The Tappan Collective can help.

The Tappan Collective founders Jordan Klein and Chelsea Neman started their company to make it easy for art lovers (and art newbies!) to easily find and buy original artwork from emerging artists. One lucky Design Happens reader will win their choice from the three original pieces featured in this post. Read on to enter for a chance to win.

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Chefchaouen 2 by Shay Spaniola

Option one is a framed print of this Moroccan city scene (above) captured by photographer Shay Spaniola. Animal lovers might be more drawn to a framed copy of  Will Robinson-Scott’s “Mastiff,” which shows off the bond between a pair of dogs and  their owner.

Tappan Collective Mastif Original Art

Mastiff by Will Robinson-Scott

For those who’d rather fill their walls with whimsy, the third choice is a framed print of Evan Robart’s bright “Popsicles.” Doesn’t it make you think of a hot summer day?

Tappan Collective Affordable Original Artwork - Melted Popsicles

Popsicles by Evan Robarts

So, what’s the best way to choose? Tappan’s founders say it all boils down to one thing: Choose pieces that give you an emotional response. “I think what we say most is to keep it simple. Don’t be intimidated by the history or what it means; just go with your gut and see what you respond to. Once you start building a collection, you’ll be amazed by the patterns that will emerge,” Chelsea says.

To enter for a chance to win one of these art pieces, leave a comment below. This month’s question: What’s your favorite style of art, or your favorite individual art piece?

Follow The Tappan Collective on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about exciting new artists and building your own collection.

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 9:00 a.m. ET on April 5, 2013 and 12:00 p.m. ET on April 8, 2013. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $180 to $240. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.


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59 Responses

  1. Rocio says:

    I enjoy a good piece of art. A picture, a drawing, that brings good memories and gives peace to your soul.

  2. Tiffany Williams says:

    I enjoy black and white photography, land/sea/city scapes, bright/bold colors, representational art as well as abstract

  3. Ankareeda says:

    I enjoy an eclectic art landscape. Our art budget is relatively modest but when we travel we don't buy t-shirts, or traditional souvenirs, we bring home art to hang or display in our home. My favorite pieces are a series of photographs I have from an artist I met in a London pub, and a Costa Rican sculpture we purchased on our honeymoon.

  4. @lemonslush says:

    I'm not sure I have a favorite style, but I love unexpected, colorful, whimsical pieces, so the Popsicle art highlighted in this post caught my eye!

  5. Sara P. says:

    I love thie piece by allison cooley: http://www.thetappancollective.com/all-artwork/li

  6. sonya f. says:

    Nature scenes or abstract

  7. Jennifer Essad says:

    The Bright Popscicles are by Evan relates to me in a way that makes me Smile! Our childhood flavors still are made today by the same company. Offering my son is first orange popscicle while sitting on a lawnchair in the backyard on a sunny afternoon, I think he was about six months old, he would not let go of it, the color stained his outfit and his face, but he Loved it! My 25 year old daughter still enjoys picking out her favorites and we always have them in the freezer, they are great for warm sunny days and those nasty sore throats we get from our allergies. I would love to win this beautiful artwork!

  8. Gloria Spratlin says:

    I love abstract art and bright colors. I also love art that speaks to me in an emotional way like nature, clouds and skies. Love the Popsicle art! Makes me happy!

  9. Erica Best says:

    I love Impressionism movement art. Monet is one of my faves

  10. Sue Barney says:

    I have varied interests in art, it needs to be something that evokes emotion in me :)

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