Do you ever have an image in your head--maybe not an image, but an idea or a feeling-- of how you wanted something to look?
And in your head it was perfect, but when your hands got involved... meh.
That's where this space over the couch is living right now.
I just don't know, and since I'm working with a place in my home that is highly visible, I want to KNOW that I love it.
Normally I am very structured, a stay-in-the-lines, symmetry-is-good, everything-in-its-place kind of girl.
So the imbalanced "messiness" makes me a little nervous because it feels risky for me.
What I do like:
1. It's very personal for us. The book pages are from one of my favorites, Gone with the Wind.
2. I painted the starfish watercolor when I was in college and that is a picture of my mama as a tot. The frame is actually navy (tricky lighting) and is the same color as the end tables I wrote about here.
3. I used some of the kid art I'd been saving and I really like how I displayed it on top of the wire-wrapped frames.
4. The big clock makes me happy, too.
Any designers, decorators, inspired homemakers or healthy criticizers out there?
Don't be too hard on me.
Afterall, it's up there and I may not ration the energy to climb on top of the couch and pull it all down again for another six months.