I've been doing my fair share of decorating the olde homestead of late. You saw the playroom earlier this week in a few posts. Technically, it is my formal living room. I don't believe in the word formal, unless it refers to a really fabulous dress I have to wear to an outrageously sophisticated event. Happens on a regular basis around here, let me tell ya. I routinely clean my bathroom in heels and a floor length gown. The four inch stilettos really help me to reach the top of the windows when I'm Windexing them. I recommend it for every desperate housewife out there in Stepford.
Any who...moving on to the master bedroom. Got the idea from a Better Homes and Gardens magazine. January 2008 issue, I'm thinking. Pretty much copied it exactly. Did it all by myself in two hours. LOVE it. Really creates a focal point in the room.
Next, I needed some art. Purple isn't exactly a hot color right now, so was having a great deal of difficulty finding anything I liked. And then Basic Grey went and released Wisteria. PERFECT! The blues and greens in the line inspired additional accent colors in the room, tempering the girly purple. Matt likes it just as much as I do.
Silhouette. They give that center frame more weight, even if the print within is only 8x11.
There you have it, my decorating tip of the day. For what it is worth. In this case, probably only a $80, because that's all it cost me.
Of course, now that is all said and done, I see this. I adore. Maybe I'll get lucky and find it at Home Goods five years from now when I'm looking for something new. Now that I've got a taste for decorating on my own, it's sort of hard to stop.