Thursday, February 18, 2010
Day 964's debate
Another of my great debates -- like light vs. dark -- is spare vs. a collected clutter. At the moment I think I'm leaning toward a little clutter, but ask me tomorrow and who knows what I'll say (I think I need a hobby!).
Clutter on the walls has my attention for now, as I've been making an effort to watch for interesting framed things instead of random small objects on trips to the flea market and such. Here are few examples of the kind of wall clutter that I think I so pretty.
P. Allen Smith's Arkansas house is definitely on the extreme side of the debate. I don't see myself living this way, but there is still something interesting about it.
So why am I so concerned about all of this? Well, I've been on the hunt for something to balance the bookshelf in our living room (above). Last week I hung two frames around the bird print on the left (found at the Goodwill). On the top is a painting we bought on our honeymoon and below is a little ink drawing I picked up at an antiques mall. I like it, but I'm worried it's too much. Like I said, I think I need a hobby ...
Photo sources, from top: Muffie Faith via StyleCourt, Miles Redd, Kate Spade, Domino, unknown, Peter Dunham, Domino, Roger Davies for Cottage Living, Cheryl Dalton for Cottage Living.