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!
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
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!