Hello, lovelies! I’m psyched that tomorrow Apartment Therapy will be running a few images of our little bungalow. Keep an eye out for us 🙂
I’ll note that there’s one room in our house you will not see in the feature: the living room. We use this space every day, but it’s still shaping up. Particularly tough is the large wall expanse above our Bryght Alcott sofa. You could say that when it comes to decorating that wall, we’ve ‘hit a wall,’ so to speak…
I tried, though, I swear — I really did try. I’ve been Pinteresting living spaces and gallery walls since we bought the house, and two weeks ago I thought I was ready to tackle the sterile khaki behind-the-couch wall. But a few hours and about two dozen nail holes later, I was in over my head. Manny came home to a crying wife surrounded by framed art and a wall in sad shape. Seriously, I actually cried because I couldn’t get the gallery wall to work. Ridiculous, no? Saint that he is, though, he helped me re-box the art work we’ve decided for the time being not to use and together we patched and repainted the wall.
For now, we’re just leaving the wall alone. It bested me and the loss still smarts. But we will have a rematch one day, rest assured. In the meantime, I’m continuing to ponder its possibilities. I think the issue is that so much of our as yet unused artwork, brought down from Brooklyn or inherited from our families, is really heavy and dark. Given the wall color and the black couch, we are probably going to have to keep the art fairly light and bright in that space.
So there you have it: a quick confessional and a look at our in-progress living room.
Anyone have any living room design tips for us? Great under-the-radar art sources I should know about?