Wall SpacePosted: February 8, 2015
We have quite a few pieces of art. It’s funny how we have so much more wall now and yet such a hard time finding the right placement.
But I think the sheer expanse is exactly the problem; we have enough space to sort instead of cramming everything wherever it fits without a thought for what goes together and what doesn’t.
I have a trio of paintings with a Spanish alley theme that I picked up at a yard sale thirteen years ago, and we’ve added two portraits to our collection that, while they don’t exactly go, do tie in, making a grand total of five–they’re each about 18×30 inches, so that’s an entire room’s worth. Ian didn’t want to sleep under Ferdinand (what we named the conquistador portrait), so we agreed on Breakers at Dawn over our bed.
I knew I wanted Fleur de Provence in the kitchen, over the coffee makers and microwave.
The peacock, though. He’s a handful. He’s tile, so he’s heavy as all get-out. I want him to go on the wall facing the front door, but the wall studs aren’t in the right spot for his weight. Maybe we’ll have to put him facing the sliding glass door.
Tell me we aren’t the only ones with this first world problem.