Friday, October 19, 2018

One Thing Leads To Another - New Art For The Entrance

Every home needs an inviting entrance. 

After auditioning several different things for the "Mini Living Room Makeover", I have decided that the new mirror is a winner.  So now I have two of my main pieces nailed down, the new coffee table and the mirror for the big wall behind the sofa.

I was so reassured by all of you that said you love the mirror too.  I had 68 yes it is a keeper and 5 that said not so much.  We all have different opinions as to how a room should look.  The 5 that said not so much had really good reasons, so each persons opinion is truly valuable.

Now with all that said, since I am going to have a mirror behind the sofa, the entrance wall right across needs to have something other than a mirror.  I have been looking everywhere for Art.  I tried to find something I like for the sofa wall before I found the mirror and boy, art is hard.



Here is a view showing the whole room.  As you can see, there is not a designated entrance.  You open the door directly into the room.  I have created an entrance table of sorts with this console, a lamp and some accessories.  Whatever I hang above it has to coordinate with the rest of the room.  Since I change out accessories often and use all different colors in this room, the art has to be something that will go with anything. 



Here is a view from the stairs.


This is what I've had there for a while.  The mirror was originally in the powder room, so it will probably go back in there.

I saw this one and thought I would give it an audition.  The size isn't bad, not so sure if this is a keeper or not.


I do like the colors in the painting and the texture too.  I just think I need something more abstract and not so much color since I like to change up the colors I use in the room. (I returned this one, not what I want - it didn't grow on me. )

Like most things in this room, the entrance wall has changed quite a few times.  This is what I had when we first moved in.

Then I swapped art and added my little girl painting.


I currently have the borrowed art from my daughter to see about size.  I think the size is one that would work.  I also like the abstract design and the thin gold frame around the art is nice too.  I think I will be on the lookout for something similar.

I have looked everywhere and on line.  Art is really hard, so I guess I just have to keep looking.  The perfect thing will pop up when I least expect it. 

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8 comments:

  1. You are on the right track! I think art is really hard too but one thing I try to stick to is making sure it's something I love!! If it's not something I can't live without then I won't buy it.

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  2. i always struggle with art work. I actually like the last piece you are showing. do you?

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  3. I love it Marty ! Your console at the entrance is just perfect. Your home is so pretty and charming. You have the touch for decorating it, always !
    Hugs,
    Fabby

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  4. Art is so personal and I feel too that if you pick something you love it will be perfect no matter where you place it.
    Happy Thursday.
    Kris

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  5. I like mirrors by the entrance table, just makes the room bigger and helps when I go out for one last check. Whatever you choose I’m sure it’ll be perfect!

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  6. You do a really good job of pulling together such an open space and making it inviting and warm. I like your daughter's art piece best so far, and I surprise myself because abstract art doesn't always catch my eye. I think it's perfect there, though.

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  8. Looks good! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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