Thursday, October 6, 2011

pairing traditional & contemporary

                                          Back to the living room update....           
              This traditional cabinet has been in my living room for years and I still love it,
                                     but it's lacking some modern accessories.
    Pairing traditional furniture & contemporary art has always been one of my favorite looks.

                                                       The before....
       fitting I'm showing you in October, as the only picture I found was from Halloween,
                     and those lamps, tassels and fake tree in the mirror - scary!

       (When 'detail boy' was little I took a fall picture every year and put them out with my fall decor.)
                Enjoy taking them while they're young,  a 13 year old will have no part in posing
                                                            with pumpkins & hay bales!                               

                                                              The after....

                             ~   abstract artwork from Home Goods
                             ~   added a larger lamp with more substantial shade from my guest room
                             ~   headed to Goodwill and came home with the $2 blue vase
                             ~   and $7 worth of artwork to add another layer of interest
                             ~   I could have stopped there, but that book on top was calling my name.

I mindlessly set the artwork on my dining room table,
I had the blue watercolor on top of the orange poppy and and liked how it looked
 so I did what every DIYer would do,
 ran to get my glue gun and started in to see if my idea would work.

Call me crazy, but I liked it!
(btw, my intention was to buy the poppy for the frame & mat)

~ one more before & after ~

Enjoy a fabulous fall weekend!


Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

What a great idea, Pam. Love the update!

A Vintage Vine said...

Great way to update...I love the variation in book colors, blue, gray,
then more shades of blue...Perfect!

lori said...

Beautiful and creative layering of accessories! I love the idea of displaying photos of previous Falls. Thanks for sharing!

Kirsten Krason said...

It looks great! Beautiful colors.

Anne said...

I love to see what can be achieved by changing up a few pieces! It looks great!

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