Highlights for Hallway
May 5, 2010 § Leave a comment
Our upstairs hall has been looking desolate too long!
Not only does the poor thing get very little light, it’s also been mostly left to fend for itself. I came up with a no-cost spring/summer scheme involving mostly framed art and a few accessories. Today I was finally able to pull the last items together.
Yesterday, I finalized the wall art. Or more correctly, finished finalizing. It took a few weeks of pondering and switching pictures and colors around. I worked mostly with postcards and my trusty stack of archival cardstock for backgrounds. The effort most definitely paid off, wouldn’t you say?
The only image that isn’t a card is the moonlit seascape in the center. It’s a cutaway from an image I discovered on Vintage Printables. I found the site through Jenny Komenda’s Little Green Notebook. Finding a suitable background color for the seascape took time. I debated between the brown and the pale yellow for a while. In the end, the chocolate brown coordinates better with the brown frame and the browns in the bird card.
With yellow walls and a colorful selection of wall art, I wanted to keep the accessories neutral. The console next to the wall felt like such a big block of color, too, that I decided to break it up with an expanse of white. I like the soft cream color and the texture of my wool scarf. It makes a nice impromptu runner.
The bookcases still need re-organizing, and a new rug might also cheer up the space… Can’t wait!
Edit: I’ve edited and re-posted the photos.