DIY Art at Home — Books

My walls have never been the place for the blah. If it’s bold, colorful, and graphic – sign me up. And as you know, I’m a fervent DIY’er.

So when I saw Lola Gavarry’s new book, DIY Art at Home, 28 Simple Projects for Chic Decor on the Cheap (Watson-Guptill Publications, 2010), I snatched up a copy.

DIY Art at Home by Lola Gavarry

Gavarry, a designer who creates artwork for residential clients throughout France, delivers 28 fresh projects, in a recipe-book style.

She truly makes it easy with detailed materials lists, clear, step-by-step instructions and photographs. So if you’re like, “Oh I am not artistic” or you’re at all hesitant to put paint to canvas, you can relax, follow Gavarry’s process, and end up with something you’ll proudly display. And even older kids could tackle many of the projects.

Vertical Triptych from Lola Gavarry DIY Art at Home

The look of Gavarry’s designs is clean, modern, and graphic. City-loft-worthy, but at home in many decor styles. From modern and pop-art, to contemporary floral, to fabric collage, to humor (don’t miss the “Speech Bubbles” project).

Now, if you went to art school, this book probably isn’t for you. But for the rest of us that like the splash of contemporary artwork, a bit of guidance, and the fun of making it ourselves – grab this one for your DIY collection.


Have you created artwork for your home? Or designers, have you painted canvases for your clients? Tell us all about it….

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