Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Decorating update

I am slowly filling in missing wall art for our house. I recently bought 2 state name prints from B & A Prints on etsy. One from each of our home states!

I want to frame them with black frames and 2" mats. I am going to look at Ikea and TJMaxx Homegoods, but I might end up using my favorite framing company - American Frame. I used them to frame our diplomas and assorted prints we have gotten on vacations.

Side note - Did you watch Trading Spaces? I used to love that show and watched in religiously. One of the designers mentioned that every room needs a touch of black. I never really understood that, until recently. I have been framing our new artwork in black and it looks great. It really grounds the room and makes the artwork pop! What color frames do you like?

The question is now placement. I am thinking either in the hallway with our pictures of Notre Dame and La Sagrada Familia or
in the empty corner in our bedroom.

What do you think?

Speaking of the bedroom - I am still on a hunt for something for the prison windows.
Notice the new red blanket? My mom crocheted it for us. I love it!!

During Christmas, I found this beautiful frosted glass star and I think it looks great in this window.

I do want to get rid of the suction cup mounting hook and hang it directly from the window, but after fixing all the walls, I am hesitant to put new holes in the wall before I am 100% sure I like the placement.
I want to find another star for the far side window and move the dream catcher into the middle window.
I haven't found anything locally, so I went back to etsy. I found L.A. Glass and love all of the stars. I am thinking about asking if they can make me a 1D clear iridescent star like this -

What do you think?
What would you do with prison windows?


1 comment:

  1. You know I have an opinion! I think for the "prison window" you should treat it like a regular window like the first pic on this page: http://www.younghouselove.com/2009/06/email-answer-its-curtains-for-you/

    I vote for the hall for the pics. If you put 'em in the bedroom, put them on the same wall.