You many remember when I picked up this artwork at an estate sale in May. It's been sitting in our guest room waiting to be hung, and we finally got around to it. I have no idea why it took us over a month to do a five minute project.
I love this peacock print. It's made of real feathers, and the colors are stunning. It's weird because I both love and hate the fact that this is real feathers. I justify having it because if I didn't buy it, this print probably would have been thrown in the garbage, and then it's wasted and I feel it's disrespectful.
The next print is very different from the previous one, but I feel they work together. This room is a hodpodge of things, so why shouldn't the art be?
And then there are the curtains. These are the same Ikea curtains we have in our living room and bedroom. I think the style is Merete, which you can purchase them here. I really love these curtains; they are a nice sturdy weight and they don't look cheap. Awhile ago I read a tip from a designer (I can't remember who) and she said "The closer the fabric is to your body, the more expensive it should be." I have kind of followed that advice over the years. It makes sense, right? So I spend more money on my sheets, bed linens, or towels. Those are the fabrics where I feel quality matters, not curtains. I'm not saying to buy the cheapest curtains you can find, but a white linen curtain is pretty standard across the board. It's the name you are paying for. Oh, and the hemming-because these curtains aren't hemmed.
And I leave you with a part of the room you've never seen before:
You can see the herringbone wall that leads to T's room . Her desk fits perfectly in the guest room, but we would eventually like to put it in her room. The barometer/thermometer that hangs on the wall belonged to B's Grandma and Grandpa. I love this view in our house. It perfectly showcases 'us'. Is there a spot in your home that is a shining example of your design esthetic? A place that showcases your personality?