Thursday, March 14, 2013

Painted Moldings... and a dream house.

There is a house that has been on my mind lately. It's a great house. A really great house. One with an amazing layout. A huge screened porch. A beautifully landscaped backyard. An incredible dining room. And huge bedrooms. Huge.
The foyer to this home has marble floors. Talk about first impressions.

Like this but a softer white with stronger green veining.
So really, nothing like this.

It is simply gorgeous. And... the only flooring I want to keep in the home. The rest is carpet and ceramic tile. I'm focusing on the positive. Marble.

The foyer is small but keeps popping up in my thoughts. {Mind you, I do not own this house, nor is it a project. But it is almost fully decorated in my head.} One thing I will surely do is paint the trim a color. Because, why does it have to be white?  

Source: Ellen on Pinterest

Source: viaBailey on Pinterest

I'm embracing a white wall, but for trim I would go with a shade like this..
Source: viaGeorgia on Pinterest

with this painting above a console-
And with two green sofas in the living room to the right to tie it all together.
See? Out of control.

What do you think about painted moldings? Do you always keep them white? Or treat them as accents for a room? Especially those of you who love a white wall.. Isn't this a little more fun?

Friday, March 8, 2013

Fine Art Friday: Photography

When I think about purchasing art for myself, I think about about long term. Will I still love this in 10 years.. 20 years. Maybe not as much as I do now, but will I be able to look at the piece and happily be reminded of a time in my life.
I like interesting art. Things that make you think or talk. Photography is one of favorite mediums. There are two incredible photographs on my wish list... ones that can hold their on in a room. Ones that I relate to and that make me think.
Available Framed at TurnRow Books, hint hint
This piece by Langdon Clay is gorgeous to me. Like any other child riding in the backseat of their parents car, I was always startled- but not scared- to see fields burning, and I can remember my father would explain the reasoning behind it. I can still smell it.

I went to a show at the Dixon in Memphis a few weeks ago and fell for this photograph. Who of my Memphis friends wouldn't know this dance floor?? Raiford's Hollywood Disco was a mere block and a half from my first apartment in the big city and I spent many a night dancing to Prince with a Forty in hand. The color and light are spot on- and I love the geometry of the whole piece.

Two totally different photographs. Day and Night, if you will. I think good art makes you think and makes you remember. Both of these do it for me.

So there you go. Enjoy your Friday. Check out some original art. Grab your camera and create.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Saturday Junk

One thing I love to do with a Saturday is to go exploring antique/ junk shops. There is just something about the ones around Greenwood that I love. There must be some real crazies around here with all the wild stuff I find. Which might not say much for me since I buy it. Regardless, it makes for a good Saturday, and luckily I have a friend who also loves to waste afternoons laughing about creepy Christmas tree angels.
I wasn't looking for anything in particular this trip, nor do I need anything extra for my current house. But I am always on the lookout for future project supplies or fun happies. Just a few things that caught my eye.. and wanted to come home with me.

Wow. That's fuzzy, sorry. I loved the lines on this piece.. it would work so well in that hard to fit space between doors. It had wonderful little pulls and the finish was in great condition.

Did you shudder at the fabric? It's pretty bad. But those lines are great! I want this so very badly. And I want it reupolstered- probably in something equally as loud or a pretty blue velvet. The price was ridiculous. Anyone need a loveseat???

This was the most wonderful needlepoint pillow backed with the softest dark green velvet. For once, I do not need pillows. Want, yes. Need, no. So it stayed at the shop. ......for now.

Could you imagine framing this handsome couple in a more modern frame, and them moving into your home? I thought about it more than once.

I did bring a few little goodies home. Normal ones.

 I have posted the pair of pillow that my mother made in home- ec... the teal and mustard.. so when I spotted this little emerald one, I knew it needed to join the party.

I went through a phase a year or so ago when I read my horoscope everyday. Then I realized what I was reading was dictating my day, so I stopped. I am an aries, and I truly do fit the bill. This little ram caught my eye years ago on a similar trip. It is an Avon bottle of perfume, I realized as I spilt it all over me that day. It stayed in the store, but I was so happy to see it this past week!

I loved this plate, so I got two. It reminds me of a very happy wallpaper I plan on using at some point in my life. But for now.. I have a $4 plate.

Any favorite antiquing travels in your future? Any great places near me I might not know about?
Are you still thinking about that loveseat???
I am. And my birthday is coming up.