You totally fell for this watercolor of a Yountville vineyard, but you can?t envision it in your house?over your vintage floral sofa. What would look good over that sofa (and not cost a small fortune)?
The local guys behind ARTtwo50 have a solution to your artwork woes: They developed an iPad app that not only helps you discover up-and-coming artists who sell their work for affordable prices but actually allows you to see what various pieces will look like in your home before you make a purchase.
First, upload a photo of your blank wall and place an X where you want your future work of art to live. Within seconds you?ll receive 25 recommendations for what would look good design- and space-wise. Click the one(s) you like to learn more about the piece and the artist. Check out with your art of choice and it will be shipped--for free--within a week. The best part may be that every original work, from pop-art paintings to whimsical collages, is $250.
Because the founders are based in SF, the bulk of the artists are from the Bay Area. For our lonely wall, the app suggested a dreamy ink-on-rice-paper rendering of the Monterey dunes at sunset. Sold.