Adding Dimension Through 3D Art

Using art in your home
April 14, 2020

Designing with Art

I know that when you think about art, you think about 2-dimensional prints- maybe they are canvas or framed. Imagine a world where there was more life to every piece that you hung on your walls. It is possible….because 3-dimensional art does just that!

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX. Your walls can transform your home into a gallery space.

3-dimensional art ideas:

  • Sculpture
  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Wood
  • Overlapping pieces
  • Shadow boxes
  • Climbing pieces
  • Collages + series

I love that the possibilities are endless with art. I have found a new appreciation for art in the last few years, where I continue to fall in love with art everywhere I go, which includes local art galleries. I have included several examples of 3-dimensional art that I have used in my personal home so you can see how this works.

Yes, black Walls- Am I Crazy?

Although I may be a little crazier these days, I still want to share the reason why I did something against all social norms. I painted my dining room walls black because the rest of my house has white walls and I wanted to create an opportunity for color to stand out. Think of art galleries. Most of them have white walls so that the art stands out. Why can’t the walls be black and offer the same effect, but be bolder?

I wanted to use my dining room as my own art gallery, where the walls made an intimate space and offered many opportunities for conversation while eating here with friends and family.

One of my inspirations once said, “A life without color is like a life without love.”

Embrace color and let it shine.

xo dsv



Written by Danielle Saintard Valiente

Danielle Saintard Valiente is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and community advocate in the Cape Fear region. As owner of Port City Design Group, Danielle is living her passion by collaborating with her clients and subcontractors in order to execute one-of-a-kind, life changing designs, while making lifelong relationships. Having lived in Wilmington since 2010, Danielle plans to contribute to the area's growth and continue to make an impact through design.

About Port City Design Group

Port City Design Group is an interior design firm that creates experiences through the turnkey presentation of luxury residential and commercial interiors. PCDG brings communication and organization to the jobsite, while taking the stress off of the client, with an efficient and enjoyable process. With a facility over 4000 square feet, PCDG operates with an office and warehouse all in house, with the ability to take all projects from start to finish, with a BIG REVEAL at the end!