Last week I shared with you the chair I found at HomeGoods here but didn’t show you the photo I found. They had a couple of these prints stashed in the back of the store. You can’t tell by the photo but these are BIG. The frame is a weathered wood and it looks oh-so-beach-y. I immediately snapped a photo on my phone to send to Howard asking what he thought. He replied “whatever you want..” I love it when he says that!
At this point my car was quite full with the chair and throw pillows but I squeezed in the photo. When I got it home I realized how amazingly big the frame is. I can see it in a beach house over some white fluffy couches. But, where should it go in our house? Every room has low ceilings and everywhere I turned there is molding, a window, or a fireplace in the way.
We toyed with the idea of putting in the guest room and the dining room over the weekend. I really wanted it somewhere we would see it though. When do I ever spend time in the guest room? And the dining room has only been used once this year when I had the ladies over. I decided it was best over the brown couch in the living room. The painting we had hanging there was something from my days in a city apartment. The painting was colorful but slightly smaller. The windows and lighting in the room make it near impossible to get a photograph without light reflecting… but here is the before shot.
And here is the after shot without using any flash and a lot of light in the room. The colors look a little crazy but at least you can see the photograph.
The throw pillows that found a new home on our porch here have been replaced with new ones that have more texture and color (also found at HomeGoods). I like how the texture in the thick wool rug work with the pillows.