Hilda,Great job, actually like the wall art and cleverly placed!!Don't forget you haven't answered my earlier email about whether my trailer will fit in your driveway so I can pick up my couch ha-ha-ha-haBarbara
@ Hilda Tingle ha - ha - ha...There's a saying in Italian..."Bertoldo, schertzando, si confessava". Basically means that a joke can often hide an untoward or inappropriate intention. Just because you have decided to replacer a leather couch does not mean that you are required or obliged to relinquish the replaced items through Houzz to...whomsoever asks for whatsoever cost or for none. That you did not answer such a message in the first instance should have been enough of a response. Is one of the functions of Houzz a Trading Post or..... an..."Opportunity" Shop? Frankly I am somewhat agahst at and feel embarassed by the persistence of that ha-ha-ha Houzzer, and that any Houzzer would canvass others in this way pretending its a joke. Of course it would be a different situation had you offered. Maybe, Houzz, should these kinds of approaches/negotiations be done in private?
Well done Hilda! Its a difficult task to find exactly what reflects one's personal decor ideas. I was initially surprised by the paintings but they are the perfect choice. Its all coming together as if it was always there...and in a way, it was...you just had to find yourself out there in the shops!
Hi Hilda,I like this layout and yes, sorry, you will need a more substantial table for the lamp, as the furniture is quite chunky, my furniture, both couches!!!I could take the gorgeous dog too, Staffie???.....I'll leave you the coffee table ha-haSeriously though, lovely job with the room!!Cheers,Barbara
I think the rug and furniture couldn't take another abstract type artwork as it could become too busy and loud. I would go realism... Check out my paintings below and visit my website for more if you like :) www.rebekahcodlinart.co.nz. I ship worldwide and all my paintings are available in several sized Giclee fine art prints on canvas or paper, ready to hang.
@ Hilda Tinkle...LOVE your room...mostly love the rugs and, in my view, those artworks are as if they were purpose commissioned ! "The whole" I am sure reflects your personality! Its been very interesting watching it all grow. As for replacing the lamp stand, personally, I really like that stand both for the room proportions and... for that friendly, substantial chunky lamp. I feel...and that's "feel"....that I'd want to put some sort of novel,decorative, low, longer, narrow, open construct couchside table/magazine/book 'depository'/drink putter-on (phew) at the side of the couch ...a proportionate space away from the side of the couch...something that has room for the lamp at the end to sit exactly where it does now under the yellow painting....Or, keep the lamp stand where it is and add a little bit of decorative yet functional whimsy at the couchside. It would need to be the perfect thing...I see a little nest of small decorative tables in my mind's eye...just feel you need to relieve the substantial solid feel with something that looks light and.... airy?....hard to describe, just a mind image. How about one larger cushion among the array of small ones? I've not seen your room for a while. I love what you've done..dignified, furnished in quality items and more to the point..themed ! Imagining myself relaxing in that room along with a friend or two....find myself wanting something tall that draws focus, maybe that accentuates the purpose of the room or calls attention to the theme...just a thought. I spent my early childhood in the Pacific and was surrounded by artifacts and furnishings that had the same "feel" as your room. I am really impressed by your attention to detail and how you've managed to assemble it all so it appears purpose made to go together, Congrats on ...substance ! Where did it all start...I've forgotten....with the rugs?
Hi Hilda - looking at that rug - perhaps you can put it on the wall vertically - if it isn't too heavy to hang ( as this will carry your eye upward and almost remove the triangle of open space) - it is an art-piece in itself - and I agree with the person who said to pair back the cushions - only have very odd ones - as the couches have also got quite a bit of colour.
Not sure if anyone else has posted this but have you considered painting the wall behind the lounge the same colour as your carpet. I love all the colourful pieces but you need a solid base to bring out the tones. Once I had painted the wall the dark colour I would def choose a piece of art/mirror that is made of reclaimed wood...it really has the bohemian vibe and is needing that natural element to it.
There's a lot of potential with this space and you have so many choices of artwork that would compliment your decor scheme. As you have such bright, vibrant colours in the rug and cushions, we would recommend a piece that subtly uses a similar palette. With regards to style, an Aboriginal artwork, animal, abstract or people/portrait piece could be a great choice here. Bluethumb Online Art Gallery has a variety of styles, colours and prices to suit every budget.
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