What’s the perfect remedy for these miladies? The HGTv channel, of course! I’m especially fond of Candice Olson’s new show, Color Splash and Dear Genevieve.
When we moved here I decorated this house by shuffling around objects and furniture I already had, plopping them where they seemed to fit and called it done. Recently, it has been feeling kind of tired and boring. I had a professional decorator friend come in and give me some advice. (I have a dear friend who used to live in the same town as me and we would re-decorate each other’s houses constantly and how I miss having her near me. I’m certain that not having her around to share the joy I had in decorating with was a big factor in my complacency.)
One of the things the decorator suggested was that I needed to edit some of my tabletop frames. She validated what I had realized just recently, that I had way too many frames. On nearly every surface in my house there were photos in frames. (I’m sure you’re not surprised.)
My solution (because there was no way I was getting rid of my photos) was to create a photo gallery wall. I’ve actually been wanting to do this for quite some time, but was not committed to investing that much time to doing it if we were going to be moving.