But, I've already been distracted.
I had to go buy those leather chairs I mentioned, so now I'm scrambling to get my dining room pulled together. Air quotes around dining room. More like dining area. Or little space where I can fit a table. Kinda.
Here it is now. Big wall with too small art. That's why I gotta change it. I hate murals. I even have a whole Pinterest page called Murals (dammit). But I kinda need something big and mural-like here. And I've had this problem for a while, as proof here.
Currently, my favorite options are the following. Pay attention, there's a quiz at the end.
- Grisaille something-or-other. A bit too traditional for my taste, on a daily basis, I think.
- Something dark and Rembrandt-ish.
- Wait with bated breath until my brother paints me something, from a meaningful [to us] photo or memory.
- Mom and I came across this carving in gold leaf the other day and we gasped. It's a tryptic and even though it's all gold, it kind of reminds me of the lovely De Gournay fishes in Jeffrey Alan Marks' kitchen. I could add a little silver leaf over top and some greens and it'd be pretty close.
- Or blowing up a meaningful photo. I love this photo of my grandmother on a grey horse. I grew up riding and competing in horse shows and my first horse was a grey named 'Dreamy'. This makes me smile every time I see it so I'm leaning towards this option. Because of meaning, love and importantly, availability. Mom is totally against the idea, since she doesn't like large photographic art so she's been trepidatious to say anything. I'm wondering if good ole black and white is the best way to go. Especially with my new slim saddle leather chairs.
All mocked up:
Which version do you like best?? Is large photographic art a bit passe? Is grisaille or Flemish art too traditional?
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