As soon as we could see rooms developing in our house, I ordered the book, Domino: The Book of Decorating: A Room-by-Room Guide to Creating a Home That Makes You Happy. I loved Domino magazine but it went under last year **tear**. I went to the library today to look through back issues but apparently they destroyed them.
Anyway, where was I? Yes, Domino’s guide to decorating. The first great piece of advice Domino gives is to take an inventory of what you have. I sort of did this tonight. I went around and took pictures of pieces I knew we’d like to take with us to the new house.
OK, let’s get started!
Here is just a sampling of our wall art. Micah is in a band and I love really good band art. From left to right - top row : My Morning Jacket poster, Brooklyn poster by Ork Posters (we also have a Seattle one), old New York City Transit Map, An Ethiopian Home Blessing Piece I brought back from Addis Ababa. Bottom row : Canada steamer poster, Sigur Rios poster, Greyhound art poster, strange homemade art I made for Micah a few years ago.
Here are a few more things we have laying around our current apartment. From left to right – top : We made a wine rack that is partially done, a statue of Buddha. Middle : Our bar, a framed fortune cookie message, an old mirror. Bottom : painted green mirror.
OK, last collage! From left to right – top : My Russian Presidents Matroshkas, vase made by a friend, Russian mailbox, our wedding poster/guest book. Bottom : Rug my brother-in-law sent from Afghanistan, little feather painting from Costa Rica, painting by a friend from Russia.
So we were thinking that we’d use some of this art as a color base for each room/area of the house we have to decorate. The tricky thing is deciding which area gets which colors. The other tricky thing is deciding which pieces may not make it on the walls.
Anything here you’d use as a decorating base for a room?