After moving into a new (well, actually 100+ year-old) house a couple of months ago, I've finally decided to tackle the living room. I've chosen a fabulously neutral wall color (Beach House by Sherwin Williams) that serves as a backdrop for most anything I decide to do in the space.
But, because I am D-O-N-E with building rooms around furniture or pictures I've carried around for years-- it is here that I am going to use the ample wall space to create a gallery of our lives, and to pay homage to the photography talent of my gifted husband and his From a Songwriter's Camera project.
|Perfume bottles from a shop I adore in downtown Naples, Florida (one of our top winter escapes).|
|Marble stairs we love at Rosewood San Miguel De Allende.|
Most of them have been taken on special trips-- and even those with architectural elements have personal meaning. Plus, they are fantastic, artistic originals that no one else has. In total, we will have 16 shots displayed on ledges, with space to add more over time.
|This one is me, on the balcony at the Regent Beverly Wilshire.|
|From a really special weekend with friends at Blackberry Farm.|
This is something anyone could do easily in their own home. If you have a free wall (or worse, one filled with that inherited print that you can barely stand to look at), consider reworking the area to create a visual that will make you smile every day. It could be with photographs, paintings or even collages you create. Use your imagination, and make it yours!
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