Several months ago, I came across this portrait of a man on Etsy and added it to the mix on our mantel. It was a digital download so I just printed it out myself and popped it in a frame to see if he would fit in with the room. Once I found him, it led me down on a rabbit hole of all kinds of other wonderful vintage style portraits on Etsy. (More at the end of this post.) I chose this particular one because as soon as I saw him, he reminded me of two of my all-time favorite TV characters. I think he’s a weird mix of Michael Scott and Don Draper. Do you see it??
I’ve also saved several images where a larger portrait is the main art used in the room. Here are a few designers who have done it well:
Etsy is a great resource because you can find a vintage original or a digitally enhanced version that you print on your own, depending on your budget. I used our home printer since I was printing a smaller image but you can use FedEx for larger jobs. I even saw an Etsy review where the buyer said they had good luck printing at Walmart. (Feel free to leave a comment if you’ve had a good experience somewhere else.) I also think this is a perfect opportunity to search for (or reuse) thrifted frames.