One of the drawbacks (for my family) of my being an artist is that I am often rearranging and repainting the house. My problem is, I actually don't know how to pull it all together. I have a lot of art but almost none of it on the walls! We also have antiques, rugs, and lots of books and other knicks knacks from travel. Last year, I painted the back of the house in a very on-trend grey which, after living with for a year, I hated because it was cold and blue. So after a search for the perfect white, I ended up mixing my own from two Benjamin Moore colors. Now our walls have a warm light pink blush!
I stumbled upon a decorating site that inspired me because her house looked like mine - suburban, builder grade, etc. Not some awesome architectural miracle. I pulled the furniture into a better grouping even though it interferes somewhat with my husband's ideal tv views from the side chair. But now we can also sit and enjoy our lovely backyard view.
I placed this little antique washstand with a grouping of art books and a watercolor of New Orleans by Austin artist Donna Crosby. The fireplace mantle got some D&D and physics books (my daughter and husband's fun reading), a little pot from Mexico, a Matisse print and a watercolor by my mom, Opal Cheers. :)
I'll share more of my art collection as I finish repainting the walls, organize, and finally hang more paintings.
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