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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. Maria J. says:

    My favorite is any & all that catch my eye, my imagination, my creativity. I love art that inspires me! It's hard to say I just like pieces by so and so when there's soo many beautiful pieces!!!

  2. Patricia Crowley says:

    I love impressionist art! I love the softness of it.

  3. Chris says:

    Photography is one of my favorite artistic interests, particularly photographs that show something beautiful or surprising.

  4. Rachel Harrison says:

    My favorite style is pastels and very soft muted colors!
    Have a good weekend!

  5. Big Daddy Fergs says:

    cliche, but my kids artwork. I love the arts and crafts movement and love to support local artists. am lucky enough to be near a city where the local schools have annual art sales.

  6. Pat hoe says:

    I love color and unusual objects turned into art.

  7. kjg says:

    I love art that is inspired by nature! Beautiful pieces filled with the colors of nature make me smile and feel calm and relaxed!

  8. Heike B. says:

    My favorite art work are personal pieces, such as the T-Shirt & sunglasses from my first 5K color-run in a shadow box frame! Or a picture of me with 2 of my friends taken after a nice Dinner at an Italian restaurant printed on canvas…. I just LOVE the personal touch to make the house a home!!!

  9. Heather2 says:

    My sweet spot for art these days is the simple graphics of Charley Harper or Eleanor of Justeleanor.com

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