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Podcast chat with Lou Watkins

Buying vintage art, how artists can collaborate with influencers and whether your art should match your sofa!…

Do you risk assess your art before buying? Do you consider ‘recycling’ pieces you no longer want on eBay? Join me in this episode of the Art First Interiors Podcast as I chat to creative home maker, home library styling queen and vintage art lover Lou Watkins on how she chooses art she loves for her home.

Lou Watkins mid century art filled home

Lou’s creative placement of artworks create ambience in every corner : Image Lou Watkins

We talk about how instagram has become a valuable way of connecting artists with new buyers and Lou shares tips for emerging artists wanting to promote their work for the first time. She reveals some secrets behind collaborating with artists as an influencer and how if you have the right partnership it can work for both parties in incredibly rewarding ways.

Home of Lou Watkins with original art displayed on the library

Lou’s collaborations with artists result in some with stunning displays around her home.

From buying original artworks via Instagram to bidding furiously for that perfect vintage piece on eBay, Lou shares her advice for nabbing the piece you want in a way that’s affordable. Whether you choose to save up gradually and buy in one go or take advantage of affordable finance schemes to allow you to pay for higher value pieces in instalments, we talk through the possibilities that are out there.

gallery wall with prints and paintings and home library

Contemporary prints make up a gallery wall in the bedroom and spot our very own Rachel Louise Lee print taking pride of place on the famous home library!

As a self confessed lover of a home party, Lou has art displayed in every corner of her home arranged to create just the right vibe and mood for each space.  Hear how she plans the purchase of a really special artwork carefully around the seasons ( ! ) and how, wait for it……sometimes it’s ok to not buy a piece if it won’t match the sofa…gasp!!

Listen to the full podcast episode here and please do come and leave a comment if you enjoyed it!…

You can also see more of Lou’s home on Instagram @lou_a_watkins. 

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