Monday, September 19, 2016

My FAVE CORNER in my house

I'm a big fan of any movie that showcases a young girl or boy heading off into the big city, any big city. The light in their eyes, the expected songs on their playlist from the always included scene of them crossing a big bridge as the skyscrapers come into view and the inevitable message about keeping a foot in not only where they came from but where they are now undoubtedly called to. Can you tell I'm watching "Coyote Ugly" while I write this? I like this movie. And in the words of another famed character "I like it a lot". Not because of its historical prominence in film (ha!) but just because I like seeing how people deal with the transition of small town homestead to big city lights - and it has some pretty catchy tunes.
Kind of in that realm, we come back to decorating our small place in this big 'ol city. Though we basically consider it a mansion by our previous standards and love our space, we are fully aware that it continues in the tradition we have of living in petite homes. But no matter, I always proclaimed that #SFMOVE2016 would incorporate some actual attention to our wall art in an effort to plant firmer roots in our space.
That brings us to this little nook - which I love. Is anyone else as addicted to "The Office" as us? 'Cause if you are, you will understand what I'm about to say: when Will Ferrel replaces Steve as branch manager, he makes two things very well known- 1) He is a recovering overeater & 2) He loves the Southwest and all things that come with it.

AND APPARENTLY, we do too!
In May, we made our way to the Treasure Island Flea Market. We had hoped to find something artisanal to add to our walls. When we each saw the 'GUNSLINGER' print by a local artist, we couldn't help but snatch it up - even though it came without a frame. When we grouped it with the other items we had anticipated for that wall, we had to ask ourselves a cold, hard question: Are we okay to decorate with a Southwestern tone without having ANY street cred to back it up with? We're not from the Southwest. We aren't cowboys. Is this okay? As you can see, we decided it was.
Despite the simple fact that we just loved the GUNSLINGER print, we also felt that it might be a good staple in our living room for other reasons. We don't buy too much art and felt this this piece was special in that regard and represented our new life in California. I wanted it to be a beautiful addition to our white walls. FRAMEBRIDGE to the rescue. I shipped off our original in their provided packing, guzzled up status updates via email about its progress and squealed when I was alerted to the fact that it was on its way back to us.

 FRAMEBRIDGE framed it in perfect order and turned a print into our own little treasure that we forever get to soak up. We adore the POP of that gold alongside the neighboring pieces.
^We love the Mandalay Frame in gold that we chose

^Chandler is never too far away at any point - hi buddy!
^Thank you for this beauty, Framebridge!

Grey chair, natural light, pic of Chandler, unique framing and special art that spoke to us - man do I love this corner in our well-lit room. Thank you, Framebridge for exceeding my expectations!

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Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Love how you've decorated the space!

Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

I love that corner too! Sooo pretty! I REALLY love that end table. I'm looking for a round one and would love to find one like that that didn't break the bank. And I love skull prints like the one you have, made all girly with flowers, but I think the answer to the question you posed in your post is 'no' for me/us, so I'm too scared to buy one! Haha.

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

i was soooooooooo obsessed with coyote ugly when it came out. loved it. still do. high five. love this little corner, and all the art - that frame is gorgeous! that chair looks super comfy.

Nadine said...

That chair is so fabulous and I love the art!! Coyote Ugly!!! I love that movie. It has been a long time since I have seen it but I have probably watched it at least 50 times.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I love little corners and what people choose to put in them.

But noooooooooooo to Coyote Ugly! LOL

Samantha said...

I love those kinds of movies too!
But when I read this, I couldn't get Terry Crews singing 1000 miles out of my head in White Chicks. Weird right??

The Siberian American said...

Love how you decorated the space! The chair is so pretty, and the table is super fun!

Pat Hatt said...

That sure is a great spot you got there indeed. The Secret of my Success comes to mind when I think those movies.

Robin said...

I like how this turned out. I especially like the chair and table together. "Coyote Ugly" is one of those movies that I wanted to see when I was younger, but parents would not let me. I will add it to my "to watch" list.

Kaitlyn Danielle said...

Love it! So cute. That chair is really cute. I love the pop of the gold end table.

Emily @ Martinis | Bikinis said...

I love this little corner of yours filled with so much charm and sentiment that take you back to your roots. I had that light in my eyes moving from a small Caribbean island to Florida when I was 18. My house now is definitely filled with art work and decor from Trinidad that makes me feel at home.

Steph G said...

Love the colors and the chair and the side table. Most of all, the puppy :)

julie @ said...

Love! Love the space, love the colors, love it all!! Love that side table!

Kara said...

Haha that artwork would be right at home here in the Southwest! We're surrounded by cactus every day but still hang pictures of it in our houses. *raises hand* Guilty!!

Super cute :)