I am getting down to the wire for my last install of 2012.
One of the final parts of putting a room together is to drill down on what I need for the walls. There are many factors when choosing but budget [probably #1] and space are the most important.
I am a big believer of not putting something on every wall...let the room breath and the old saying "the eye needs a place to rest".
Plus I do like to choose art that is fairly neutral so it can be moved around. Unless it is the WOW factor then all bets are off :)
The bedroom that is coming up is blues and soft browns [yes again]. We had the walls painted from a dark brown to a neutral off white. One of the reasons is that most of the furniture is dark wood.
Here is a picture of some of the pillows that will be used in the room.
I will be acting like a little elf sprinkling these beauties around!!
I always have a stash of vintage egg prints....because they happen to go so well with these colors. I actually have them in my own bedroom.
After I purchased the frames, I strolled over to my favorite framing joint.
Locally owned and a fast turnaround time!
Which usually helps me as I can tend to be a "last minute kind of gal".......
It happens to be right next to my sisters restaurant so I can pop in to see her at the same time.....and beg for food :).
Here is where we started with the matting. The reason I take a picture is it really does help in the decision process....swear.
Questions? Do I want to leave some of the cream color? No. BUT since the background of the pictures each have just a subtle difference of color I think I need to double mat.
Crap...more money but if you are going to go through the effort.....then get it right.
Even though there is brown in some of the pillows I felt it was just too harsh. So it was no.
I chose the last selection....gray. Although there is not gray in the room it is what looked better with the art and the frame which had a "blueish gray" washed affect.
I picked them up and here is a sneak view of the finished product.
You can't tell here but I had them framed out bottom heavy...which means that there is more mat under the picture.
Hopefully I will have some great pictures to show late next week and you can see where I am hanging these bad boys.
Blow out the weekend people. In fact start today. Right?
Tomorrow I am going to lunch with many of the peeps that I worked with when I did the shelter. I can not wait to see Lisa's [see her new blog here] house. She has fabulous taste. I am sure everyone will be taking pictures!