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Pro Tips: Buying Art

Choose the right piece for any room—with help from Denver art consultant, Ann Benson Reidy.

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It’s Ann Benson Reidy’s job to purchase gorgeous art for her clients’ homes. And, honestly, we’re jealous. We asked the celebrated Denver art consultant—and founder of Ann Benson Reidy and Associates—to show us a few of the residential rooms she’s curated with conversation-worthy pieces. Our goal: to glean some wisdom for our own art purchasing, like this helpful advice: “It’s not necessary to pick the same art that your parents had,” Reidy says. “Turning a corner and choosing what moves you is most important. I help clients learn how to comingle different mediums, which can lead to dynamic collections.” As these rooms show, that approach really works.

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Art: Deborah Zlotsky, “Was and Was Not”
Architect: Kristin Park Design
Designer: Katie Wolfe Agron, Wolfe Design House
Ann says: “The clients wanted the unexpected for their traditional Georgian home in Observatory Park—they are fearless when it comes to color. Deborah Zlotsky, an artist based in New York, fulfilled this need with her brightly painted geometric work.”

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Art: Clay Wagstaff, “Circle No. 6”
Designer: Peggy Robbins Bender, Robbins Weiner Design
Ann says: “This clean, chic, oversized kitchen needed one large vertical piece to hold the entire space. Clay Wagstaff creates serene fictitious environments that give calmness to this room.”

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Art: Mike Piggott, “The Adventures of Mickey and Minnie”
Architect: Alvarez Morris Architectural Studio
Designer: Casey St. John Interiors
Ann says: “This child’s room needed to have whimsy and sophistication to create the elegance that the client wanted.”

Photograph by Emily Minton Redfield

Art: Deborah Zlotsky, “Wallflower”
Art: Andrew Millner, “Just Living”
Art: Shawn Huckins, “Captain Warren Delano: I Have No Idea”
Architect: Alvarez Morris Architectural Studio
Ann says: “It is nice to have the end of a long hallway grounded in saturated color, while the other two pieces are playful and light as you walk the corridor.”

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