Art can be an intimidating topic. What is “good?” How do I decide what I like? How do I find it?? {Luckily, the lovely Kate has been starting to educate us about interesting art pieces.} I certainly don’t claim to have all the right answers, but the loft’s 20ft blank walls were begging to be decorated so we’ve dived in.

Our first challenge was our living room wall. Huge, right in the heart of the house and painted a light shade of grey, I found the scale particularly overwhelming and wasn’t quite sure what to do. Luckily, a local print making company, The GRQP came to my rescue.

Question: How do I decide what art I like? Answer: Sometimes it’s just love at first sight.

That was certainly true in this case. I immediately loved the colors, the textures and whimsical depictions of San Francisco icons in each GRQP piece. I think their representations of the city’s neighborhoods are stunning. They also perfectly filled our space (the wall is about 15ft across)  – providing the shot of color and visual interest our room needed. {I obviously need a bit of hanging lessons – hi crooked!

Question: How do I find art? Answer: It can be tough.

I consider myself lucky because I simply stumbled into a local event that was featuring The GRQP – otherwise it’s highly unlikely I would have ever discovered them. That’s why I’m excited about a little treat I cooked up for you. I love the idea of helping smaller, new artists get their work out to the world and helping you find beautiful pieces that you could love too.

And so I decided we ought to offer Apartment 34 readers the chance to get your own GRQP piece – right off my very wall! All the details are explained below.

The six framed prints you see on our loft wall are all for sale – first come, first serve! For a mere $80 you can have a little homage to San Francisco in your home too. If you’re interested in one of the framed prints please leave a comment on this post and then email [email protected] to arrange payment and delivery.*

You can also get as many prints as you like – The GRQP has generously offered you 15% off any print if you use the coupon code APARTMENT34!

So if you feel like you love The GRQP as much as I do I highly recommend you add a piece to your art wall.

And let me know if you like this idea because I’d love to do more of these in the future!

*The framed prints can only be delivered in the Bay-Area. Please head to The GRQP website if you live outside this area.

photography by bonnie tsang

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  1. love these pieces and the way you've positioned them on the wall. i have been meaning to create wall art like this for ages, but i want to use blown up photographs instead 🙂 xx

  2. Those prints are so colourful and cute! I have been wanting to do a grouping, kind of like that, over my desk. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Would you mind sharing what color paint used in your living room? I just love it.