Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My living room corner is having a moment

Oh man, i fully realize this is a million of practically the same exact photo.

Usually i get really exasperated by people who post a million photos of the same thing.

Like, here's my decorated tray. here's my decorated tray zoomed in. here's my decorated tray zoomed in but focused on one specific item with everything else blurry. here's my tray, on my ottoman, but still. the tray. here it is. but maybe with an overall room, instead of one item, it warrants a million photos. maybe.

You may have noticed the blue wall is no longer. When we removed part of the wall for the kitchen reno, it obviously affected this wall, and since there was spackling and repairing on both this and the half moon table wall, we repainted. Did i want to repaint all 4 walls so there was no more tan living here, sure, sure. but my pro wouldn't do that. So this is second best.

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I'm not 100% sure about the artwork situation, if it needs one more piece or not. If you are just looking at the wall then i say yes, but when you take in the opening to the kitchen, i say no.

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This is reading as boring. It's not in person. Grr.
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Corner moment!
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With or without? (I feel like i'm ordering cheesesteaks in the city.) I see the merits of both sides of this argument, but i like without.  Without speaks to less clutter, doesn't stop your eye the way another art piece does, allows the corner to be a whole moment. Zooms right past wall into kitchen.

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 Less zooming, more wall focusing. More visual clutter.

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The wall is not that orangey. Grr again.
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Gone are the baby blue accent wall days. Hello neutrals, i'm relieved to see you. Also, yeah green thumb!

Paint Color-Rawlings, Finneran Hailey matched to Benjamin Moore
Artwork-Minted via Domestically Speaking. Thanks MaryAnn!
Stripe pillow cover-Ikea
Blue ottoman-Amazon
Rug-RugsUSA
Arc Lamp-Home Depot
Gorgeous cats-Rescues.

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18 comments:

Chrissy @ Adventures in DIY said...

Looks lovely! Love your TV console, too!
As for the artwork, I think especially since the TV is not centered on the console, the artwork looks good "as is".

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I really like the look of the whole room! I think the art work is fine as is and unless you find another piece you just must hang there, leave it blank.
hugs,
Linda

Megan Gordon said...

One - I totally agree with you on the whole "tray" issue… here it is, here it is again on a piece of furniture, here it is with peonies, here it is with home decor books…

Two - I think the art situation is fine as is until you find something that you absolutely love or must have.

Three - however, if you choose to go out and buy something, or shop around your house, what about something round or oval? A mirror? Just a thought as it might break up the how everything is square/rectangular on that wall, where as your other walls have rounded items. Just a thought.

Garaytreasures said...

What a lovely set up. I think a mirror would be fun there like a circular one. Love the retro and modern mix up here. Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me" it's good to have you back.
Rachel xo
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Two PlusCute said...

I'd put art on that spot! *casts vote*

The room is lovely, keeps the eye interested. Good colors, not too formal but pretty stylish. :)

Jane said...

This is just the inspiration I needed for my sad little TV nook at home ... thank you so much for sharing :)

jane said...

I love the way the art looks, keep it!!!

Sandy said...

I've been thinking of painting my living room walls and the color
of yours is really what I'm looking for.. will have to hit the paint
chips at the HD... Thanks for your sweet comment, I've missed
blogging and am ready to get back into it..
Hope to chat soon! Thanks again!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love it the way it is. Perfect.

Samantha said...

I vote to add a piece of art and I love previous commenters idea of something round. It'd make it look like those gallery walls around a tv. :) Your living room looks great either way, though! I love the watercolor and those curtains!

Mila Myk said...

Well, I'm ok with lots of photos of the same room/ thing because I always notice something
small and new I haven't seen before lol:)
I love your room! The tv cabinet is gorgeous! Love the decor. I would hang something there,
but maybe it's my OCD talking ;)
I hope you will share your post with our link up:
http://milaslittlethings.com/2015/07/idea-box-thursday-link-party-18.html
xx
Mila

kathie said...

Because the TV isn't centered on the stand, there needs to be something to square the whole area of. I agree that it can be round, oval etc, but it looks unbalanced to me.

TheKimSix Fix said...

I think the whole room is beautiful, but I agree with you about wavering on the artwork. That is a sign of a creative mind: indecision! Thanks for linking up to You're Gonna Love it

Vel Criste said...

Your living room is coming along beautifully! And yes, I think you need one more art there up on the tv. Saw this at Martys by the way!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I think it looks just lovely - warm and inviting. I would vote for another piece, just to balance the chair on the right. But, if you chose to leave just the one, it surely looks pretty, as is!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

How have I not seen this before? I love that gallery wall. Perfection!
Have a wonderful, sunny weekend!

Deanies Stash said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I vote for something in that spot. The room looks great!

xo Dianne

Vanessa said...

I LOVE the textured pieces on the wall, overall the space is looking beautiful. I had a hard time balancing artwork with my tv too (for eh, 5 years, ha!) and finally found that a big grouping extending from one wall to the other above the TV balances it.