I am working on putting the living room back together, after taking it apart to touch up paint and patch the holes in the wall created by the electrician. And hang the enormous mirror. Better hung on the wall? I do think it is safer, and while this photo doesn't show it well, it is nice to have it up higher on the wall.
Sarah and her agreeable husband Kyle came over to put this baby on a cleat...which had to be screwed into the petrified wood wall studs that apparently frame my house. And did you notice? We got rid of the painters tape, too. Major progress. While the table and the lampshades are begging for improvement, they are taking a backseat to the pillow styling needs--but we will discuss pillows next week (Cliff hanger!!!)--because there are more pressing issues that don't require making a decision on the couch slipcover material :
BAM! So many holes where art should be...and then look to your left, and
|Carter Osterbind, via Walnut Gallery|
Jenny from MFAMB.Tumblr of her artwork here. I like her jelly series, which really exploded (so hard to get your hands on):
Plus, I also am fond of her totally abstract pieces.
|both via her pinterest|
The one below is a little different than her earlier work (or at least the stuff shown on her blog--which is a good read, btw), but I'm almost ready to hit buy.It is pretty big and only $175. Generally, her stuff is super affordable.
Slim Aarons via Sufaceview. Or anything from Surfaceview.
I was all ready to hit "buy" on this print (debating framing options) when I saw Gray Malin's Marfa Prada on sale at One King's Lane. So it was back to the piggy bank. But I haven't bought any art in a long time, so I'm due. Right? And while I'm at it, why not this for the girl's room:
|via sosterbind27's Instagram|
And this for over the mantel:
Conde Nast Store.A trip to the CondeNast Store is almost as much of a time suck as Sufaceview. This is the leading contender for the LR:
|Photo by Cecil Beaton|
Butterflies.And (sorry people) I love butterfly specimens. If it makes anyone feel better, they are farmed and humanely euthenized these days as opposed to being netted in the amazon by foppish aristocrats.
But they get expensive when they get big....which I understand. I mean, you don't want dead butterflies to be free, do you? And while I love the lucite, not sure if I want the blue wall showing through or not.
Plates?And you all can check out Unica Home, Barney's or Farfetch if you would like to pitch in and add a few more Fornasetti Plates to add to my newly started collection (of 1).