Monday, July 15, 2013

Leaning Art

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I made an awesome etsy purchase last month from one of my favorite internet peoples. My efriend Sarah over at Flourish design&style does these awesome and simple custom watercolors for $10 via her etsy shop. When it comes to decorating there is not much quality stuff out there for $10, but I am feeling like it may be one of the best ten dollar bills I've spent because it has spurred on an unexpected twist in our living room.
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Originally I framed her lovely piece in a threshold frame from target and set it on the dresser in the living room.

Then we moved the dresser out for Tom and Alexis to use at their wedding (it makes a perfect bar cart, being metal and all!). 

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Being the crazy decorating-obsessed person I am I couldn't even deal with a minor shake up for a matter of days. Immediately I was playing around and shifting furniture in and out of here from other rooms...

The agony of it all is that is was pointless (duh!! Any sane person could've told me that). But not because it was temporary... 

Because I fell in love with how open the room felt! How airy it was. How gallery-like it was (a stretch, I know). Being a minimalist at heart I struggle because I do fall hard when I love things. And I needed this reminder that sometimes you don't need to add things to make it feel finished, I needed to take something away.
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It feels so right, for right now. In a week or a month I may feel differently. But I think this is a beautiful partnership for me.
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I'm someone who can't commit to things for long and leaning art (ie. no HOLES!!!) may just be my new obsession.
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Because I wasn't completely sure that while I loved it it just didn't look unfinished to everyone else I had to do a google search. I'm sure all great designers confirm their choices via google search, no?

But it looks like this may be a pretty awesome thing .

What do you think, unfinished or totally cool?


Rebecca said...

I do like leaning art when it is on a dresser (or shelves etc) but on the floor it kinda just looks like you haven't hung it yet......however I am a fan of doing whatever makes you happy in your own home :-) And you aren't the only one who confirms decorating choices via a Google or a Pinterest search!

Julie said...

I love it. What started out as waiting to hang a couple of large pictures a year ago became a leaning arrangement by design in our main living area. Yes, it does in part look unfinished, but to me it gives life to the room.

The Henn Haus said...

I love the leaning art! Even though it can be grabbed up with the sweep of the hand, I don't think it looks unfinished at all. I grab & go from room to room all the time and all the easier to have portraits or mirrors waiting for their journey! I currently have leaning mirrors, I'm so afraid that as soon as I commit it to one wall, I'll want it somewhere else. Love your chalkboard art!

Hanna said...

It's pretty, but it does look a bit unfinished on the floor. But that is probably mainly because with two tiny girls and a huge cat it wouldn't last 5 minutes in my house :)

little miss vintage said...

I may have had a small stroke worrying that you had gotten rid of your metal dresser, because it is perfect in your space. Whew! Good thing I kept reading! :) Love your home, it's so warm and inviting.

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