This “room” is the last in the apartment…. actually, even though we’ve added some art to the walls, it will probably take some time before I’m satisfied enough to call it “done.” But for now, it’s better than it was before.
Before, it was bare. And narrow. And long. In fact, it’s still awfully long and narrow and a little bit bare. (Which, by the way, makes it really hard to get a good photograph.) But it has improved.
A picture, pre-art, from the front door:
Because the hallway is so long, and I don’t have an endless supply of art to hang, I tried to be strategic about the placement of what I did have. So I tried to think of where the art would be seen the most, and came up with: doorways. So we hung something in front of the doors you would enter/exit: the bathroom, kitchen, and living room. (The bedroom door’s view is the ancient heater.)
From the bathroom, this colorful glass tiled mirror (great for last-minute checks before going out the door.) It’s hung at the perfect height for me… which means it’s a bit low for everyone else. But it’s not everyone else’s home, now, is it?
From the kitchen, one of my favorite wedding gifts: a photograph of the Chapel of Memories where Sam and I got married. It’s a perfect memento of our wedding and our college days, since the chapel is on the MSU campus.
In between the mirror and the Chapel, this poster of the lady in red. I’ve had it since my freshman year of college, and it’s just a print from Art.com, but I’ve always loved it and the reds go together nicely.
I like how all three zig zag across the hall, even though it’s really hard to get a good angle for a pic!
From the living room, one of my other very favorite wedding gifts: the cross stitch that my Grandmom had hanging in her living room. It was passed on to my Aunt Joanne, but she gave it to me before the wedding and I’ve cherished it ever since.
Mom found this awesome curtain panel to cover up the hideous window right by the door. The window is old and cracked and stained (I am too scared to even attempt to clean it… I have a feeling that it is beyond hope) but it lets in a lot of natural light, which I love. This curtain is absolutely perfect. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but the vines are sheer, which covers up the window but still lets the light shine through.
It’s even prettier at night. And I love the birds!
The last little project was a coat rack by the front door. Coats, jackets, and sweaters are essential in SF! Even during the summer, the wind can pick up in an instant. So Sammy boy was a good hubby and installed this rack (sans power tools, and with advice from my handy man Dad!) and it’s perfect!
There’s still plenty of space left, but I want to be thoughtful about how I fill it. Until then, it is what it is and it’s much improved!