Come on in. Our entry is (for now) complete and ready for a full tour. I love it. If you’ve just caught up recently, visit this post from last Thursday to walk you through the complete renovation process of this little happy room. For those who have caught up, let’s move on to the announcement.
Setting the mood for your home can be a lot of pressure, especially for someone like me who has frequent mood swings. Anyway, we want to create something that is calm yet full of individuality and expresses our style. So the wallpaper kept very quiet and the art, benches, plant stands and rugs were so pretty with their color and personality.
I love all the elements here. that beautiful window A photo from the Sierra Pacific is the focus of this view (from inside the living room), but once inside through the front door, the art and benches make a more eclectic and fun statement.
Brass Gallery Rail Art
I love having a mirror in my entryway, but I actually don’t have a lot of wall space in this house (maybe because of my window habits?). This room was fairly independent. You could see it from your living room, but you couldn’t actually see it from your living room. So I was given the opportunity to do something really fun and tangible here. So I took one of my favorite pieces of his, a vintage painting my friend Scott gave me as an anchor, and started building a gallery out of it. But then I got nervous…
Hang a gallery rail…
Applying nails or command strips to wallpaper can be very destructive, with little ability to repair like drywall.So I decided to this gallery bert rail That way, you can switch between them at any time, including having just two large pieces, or just one even larger piece. I ordered a 72 inch rail for Pepe and Caroles. It came with an intermediate bracket and two end caps, plus a length of gallery chain and S-hooks. Our handyman Dave came over and hung it up for us. Because I’m not confident in ‘measuring’ or ‘leveling’ (he’s also my neighbor, so it’s very easy :)).
We laid it out for him, clearly determining the distance from the walls and ceiling.
time to play…
As always, my first go-around is always big. lots of stuff. I really tried not to steal all the best art in this room. Because many of them looked great where they were already put. Sure, I’ve collected a lot of great art, both vintage and contemporary, over the years, but I personally think it’s the easiest way to make your home feel like you. I’m here.
I knew I would love to do some work together (large abstract and tan background collage). So it was a matter of adding to it to get the right combination. I first submitted the “Molly Vidor Destroyer” piece pictured on the left, and Brian had the most bizarre but honest response. He said it was too “dorm room”. Vintage graphics I think her prints (the ones with the arrows) and gallery posters felt “youthful” (I think it looks cool and is a nice contrast to the bustling abstracts and old fashioned art. I felt that). But his reaction was immediate and powerful, and I certainly had more to play with, so I removed two of those him and added more (as you can see in the photo to the right). It felt a little too much for me, even though I loved every piece. I think the space is too small for so many pieces (I secretly miss having a dog in this combination).
This is where we landed…
got it. It may seem oversimplified now, but I think it’s the perfect balance between having fun and not being too busy. From left to right, the artists are: Kirill Bergardtunder Mary Ann Pals (Newly purchased by a local artist I love). The painting in the middle is his 60’s vintage, a gift from his friend Scott. On the right is a new hand-dyed paper collage. marilyn joyce (Recently purchased by a local artist).
Overall I think it looks very pretty, but admittedly the art may not be as balanced as it could be. Luckily, you can add or replace gallery rails. As you can see, the bottom left one is slanted, which is not what I intended. husband. That’s the only drawback of the chain. Chains can be unstable, easy to put on and take off, but can be difficult to get super straight with S hooks on the exact same rings of the chain. I plan to use museum wax to make sure everything stays in place. Next time I’ll loop the chain like a triangle so that it hooks onto both brackets in the back, but with only one S-hook in the middle (does it make sense?). Anyway, I can and probably will keep playing with it forever 🙂
The plant stand is an antique staircase Newell purchased at an antique shop. The top has a threaded bolt that you put through a hole in the bottom of the plant to stay on top (but it’s unstable from different angles and I don’t know how to fix it). I love Newell’s busyness and the simplicity of the benches and how beautiful the combination of wood is.
I squandered that pillow From Lost & Found LA. Because the colors are so beautiful and so rich. Here I kept a simple style that I really like. please note. vintage light fixture in rejuvenating milk glass This will allow the window to actually open (and the door to fully open, which was obviously a consideration).
It’s pretty impressive when compared to previous photos. Thank you very much.
Well then, please. the door of our house. I hope you like it (I like it). All resources are linked below 🙂 xx
Floor: Oregon White Oak Zena Flooring
Wall and interior door color: Extra White by sherwin williams
wallpaper: scalamandre raphael sandberg white wallpaper
Windows: White oak Sierra Pacific Windows
Wooden bench: toss.Moser
Pillow: i found what i was looking for
Plant Stand: Vintage
Outlet cover: rejuvenation
art rail: Pepe & Carrolls