THE SALON WALL
Sharing my progress so far (let's call this part deux), the central mass of my decorative office wallspace is put together, and I moved some frames around... but it still needs a little bit more! I just need to figure out how far to build up the top to the ceiling... I don't want to risk going too high and making it look less artsy and too crowded.
clockwise: a hand-cut matte surrounds a childhood photograph taken during one of our summers in Tahoe, artisan menthe paper stippled with bright red birds gets a new lease on life, a coveted wallpaper sample from Anthropologie, pressed ferns from our back porch displayed atop a fabric swatch, an upshot of the Eiffel Tower I took on my first night in the city of lights, another fabric swatch, one of my favorite captures of SJP by Peter Lindbergh, a beautiful painting by artist friend Monika Steiner, a thrifty frame I painted in Martha Stewart's liquid gold and then doodled on with sharpie, and the ever-inspiring vision to me of the word "youth" dripping down a steamed window.
clockwise: a hand-printed metal plate lithograph drawing I did of my twin cousin, word bundle resembling an eye doctor's chart reading "one rarely sees what is right in front of them", a small gilded framed swatch of fabric, a bird's nest print from the Smithsonian, white branched frame gifted to me from our buyer at the company holiday party, a hot tomato orange paint swatch from my redesign, another metallic-painted and sharpie-doodled frame encasing a swatch of crocodile-embossed faux leather, an ink and newsprint artpiece I drew, and two hooks with trees.
my Safavieh Dhurries rug, I drooled over this pattern when I found it! I knew it would coordinate so soundly with the fabric I chose to reupholster my chair in (upper right, DIY to come).
SEE DESK SERIES PART I
SEE DESK SERIES PART II
AND DESK SERIES PART III