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January 21, 2015

Last week I posted about an eDesign client who had an issue with a big wall in her living room that she was having issues with decorating.  I gave her three options and I was thrilled when she informed me that she was going to go with option #3.

Wall Gallery Option 3

A few weeks later, she Instagramed a picture of her working on her project.  Since she is a DIY’er, she decided to try her hand at making the pallet wood art herself.

DIY Pallet Wood Art

I have to admit, I was totally impressed!

Remember the wall before…

BEFORE: Big Living Room Wall …and now!

Big Wall with Color Blocked Paint and Pallet Art

She was kind enough to send me a snapshot of the finished product.  I am so happy that she was able to do this project with just a little inspiration.

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New Items in the Etsy Shop

January 19, 2015

We’ve been out curating!

There are now new vintage items in the Janeane Pittman Interior Design Etsy Shop.

Ivory Bud Vase

Ivory Bud Vase

This sweet ceramic vintage ivory bud vase. Cute and simple. It looks to have been hand made with an initial D on the bottom.

Bird Perfume Bottle

Bird Perfume Bottle

This vintage glass bird perfume bottle is from a by gone era. The sweet dobber is shaped in the form of a bird and the bottle itself looks like a swirl. What a wonderful piece for those who collect birds, have a vintage perfume bottle collection, or have a vanity that needs a little vintage appeal.

Pair of Geode Stones

Pair of Geode Stones

This pair of geode stones are natures beauty at its best. The cut stone reveals the colors and geode inside. These would look wonderful just sitting as a display or used as a paper weight on a desk.

Yellow Floral Painting

Vintage Yellow Floral Painting

This vintage yellow floral painting is a handmade piece done in the 1960’s encased in an adorable golden painted frame. It is sweet and simple ready to be hung by itself or in a wall gallery.

Snow Shoe

Antique Native American Indian Snow Shoe

This antique Native American Indian snow shoe was made between the 1870’s and 1920’s. It’s wood frame has raw hide bindings and red pom poms on the side that show wear from much usage. Several sections of this snow shoe have damage and repairs from previous owners, but they just add that much more charm to this now decorative piece.

And I am proud to announce that we will now be incorporating vintage fashion accessories.  Here is my first listing in this section.

Mary Ann Rosenfeld Satchel

Vintage Mary Ann Rosenfeld Satchel

This vintage 1970’s Mary Ann Rosenfeld satchel is just superb. It has a multi colored textured fabric body that resembles a rag rug paired with warm brown leather details. The satchel has both a hand strap as well as a detachable long strap that can be utilized as a cross body bag. A magnetic closure, interior zipper, & metal feet make this piece still very versatile. The handbag does have some damage to the front flap & top of the leather as shown on the 2nd close up picture. The inside does show some wear, but is still a wonderful and usable vintage piece with undeniable character.

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I recently had a eDesign client that had a small dilemma in her living room.  She had pretty much everything already figured out in her living room, but there was one part of the space that was causing her issues.  The vaulted ceiling room had a BIG wall that needed attention.  She had tried several different things, but nothing was working.  The furnishings in sitting in front of this wall was a seating arrangement consisting of two ivory arm chairs and a small end table in between.

BIG Living Room Wall

Dealing with large vertical spaces like this can be challenging.  One large piece of art may not always be the answer.  Hanging items on a large wall may not be the total solution either.  My first suggestion was to add potted plants a little higher than the backs of her chairs to both sides and a floor lamp to the right side of this seating arrangement.  This will add visual weight to this side of the room and take away so much visible wall.

Wanting to give her some options with both different styles and varying price points, I came up with three wall gallery ideas for her to choose from.

OPTION 1

Hang a round jute rug on the wall with a round mirror mounted on the center of the rug.  Then add a little width with sconces holding flowers flanking the sides.  An arc lamp gives intimacy and is in a place where it will not be in the way.

Wall Gallery Option 1

Round Jute Rug: West Elm (similar)  |  Round Mirror: Target  |  Sconces: Pier 1 Imports (similar)  |  Faux Flowers: West Elm  |  Arc Floor Lamp: World Market  |  Lamp Shade: World Market

OPTION 2

 A true art gallery with a series of watercolor paintings bringing out the accent color in the room.  A driftwood floor lamp gives an earthy edge in contrast to the bright white frames and mats.

Wall Gallery Option 2

White Frames with Mats: Target  |  Ombre Watercolor Art: Outside In Art Studio via Etsy  |  Driftwood Floor Lamp: World Market  |  Lamp Shade:  World Market

OPTION 3

A painted color block detail with notched corners with wall pallet art and a metal tripod floor lamp.  With the paint color similar to the chair fabric, it will add interest without being overpowering.  A mix of rustic and modern play a part between the art and lamp.

Wall Gallery Option 3

Dandelion Wood Pallet Art: Rustic Tree House via Etsy  |  Tripod Floor Lamp: Target (similar)

So, which did she choose?  I will be posting a follow up a little later next week.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Let’s Talk Marsala

January 14, 2015

Marsala

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Pantone has claimed Marsala as 2015’s Color of the Year.  Marsala is an earthy red shade with brown undertones.  This warm color is easily incorporated into the home in small details or large pieces of furniture.  A lighter version like the fun pom pom pillow or bud vase add just a touch of this style.  The dresser has such a deep tone that it will still be relevant beyond the current trend.  I absolutely love this chunky knit throw that I want to just snuggle up in.  And this rug shows how many colors can be paired with Marsala: teal, yellow, light blue, green, & ivory to name a few.

Janeane

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