Suzanne Kasler often uses striking contemporary art in her designs, as seen in this room (pictured above) from a recent House Beautiful feature. The painting above the mantel was done by Dusty Griffith (represented by the Lowe Gallery), whose work has been featured in many of Kasler's designs. Kasler did the design for the living room in the Christmas showhouse, and the space was beautiful. A wall to the left of the fireplace had the biggest series of framed intaglios that I have ever seen - there must have been 20 of them. Framed series were seen in many of the rooms of the showhouse.
My favorite painting from the showhouse was in a bedroom room designed by Scott Laslie. The room was beautiful and subtle, and the art he selected was perfect for the room. After a bit of investigation, I found a picture of the painting online. The artist is Kenn Kotara, and he is represented at the Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta. This painting is called Veil, and it is luminscent in real life. It retails for $7500. The picture from the gallery website does not show its silverleaf frame, and the frame is the perfect finishing touch for this painting. (If you have never seen Scott Laslie's work, check out his website. It is amazing.)