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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  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.

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

  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 !

  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.

  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!

  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.

  7. Having read this I believed it was rather enlightening. I appreciate you spending some time and effort to put this information together. I once again find myself personally spending way too much time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worth it!

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