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A Really Big Image

In Design Options, Materials on April 23, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Projects galore lay ahead of me and I am trying my best to plan them out in my head before launching out into DIY land, especially since my space to complete these lovelies will be greatly comprised during the renovation.

SO I am actively planning them out and hunting down everything I can outsource.  One such project involves one of my favorite pieces.

I have had this framed print for many years and truth be told it’s really the scale and the frame that I adore.  The frame measures about 4′ x just shy of 4′ so it’s really big.

I hate the current print and the colors are all wrong.  So I am now determined to either create or locate a really wonderful print to have remounted in this wonderful frame.

I would love for this to be relatively simple and perhaps I can locate a really cool vector file and have it blown up and take it all to be reframed.

I envision this being the stand alone piece in our Master so it needs to be something that the hubs can wake up to every morning and not glare at me for its choosing. But i really want to love it.

I briefly pondered going out back and slapping paint around off the end of several brushes, but that is really not my style. I thought about a trendy reproduction of something neat like Audrey Hepburn in a scene from Breakfast at Tiffany’s but that won’t work either. And I really think it’s too big to be a picture of ourselves.  Perhaps I could take a picture of the two of us and have it painted…( isn’t there an app that converts images like that ? LOL!) A “portrait” could be an option.

This was an option that I kind of liked it’s a 1930’s piece by Andre Edouard Marty.

I don’t want to have a mirror mounted in it, though I like the idea of having something three-dimensional mounted within the confines of the frame.  Maybe that’s the way to go.

So I am on the hunt for something wonderful and perfect for this piece. Any suggestions?


Making a Statement

In Design Options, Living Room, real estate on April 18, 2012 at 1:14 PM

This picture makes me tilt my head like a little puppy.  On the one hand I really cannot see myself living here. But on the other hand, if I look at the individual elements, I find that I really like most if not all of the pieces in the space.

I stopped at the picture initially because I am searching for a signature piece for the space.  We are blowing out all the walls on the first floor  so I am losing a great deal of wall space for hanging things.  I love art and really want a piece somewhere on that floor.  I think the wall hanging here is very cool!

Perhaps it’s just the coloring of the space that I’m not a fan of. The side chairs are great. And I do like the mix of textures, though the hubs can only venture so far mixing and matching in a room (though he can work wonders with ties and shirts…)

Ultimately, I think we are going for something a little less fussy and a little more streamline. Decor is tough with so many options to sway your attention.  Lots of stuff looks great…for a minute.  I guess I have to give lots of stuff their 15 minutes before we actually finalize and install.

Vicky Johnson / Pinterest.