If you follow DBK on Instagram or Facebook, you know I was busy this weekend (and a bit of an over-poster). Our formal living and dining room has always been a bit lacking, in my opinion. Nothing to be overly proud of. See below…
That looks about as good as an American Furniture Warehouse vignette.
After much discussion (and thanks to this blog) I finally decided to do something about it, and make our home *hopefully* look like a designer lives here. I spent Friday working on the living room. The gallery wall has eight pieces, each with meaning.
This is a watercolor of the Broadmoor, given to me and Tim by our wedding planner. We had our ceremony and reception there, and it was perfect. If you plan on visiting Colorado anytime, I highly recommend it.
This was my first piece of art for my first apartment in Dallas, purchased by my mom.
I’ve already shared my love of shadow boxes. This one is a little huge, but houses most of my favorite shots from our Alaska trip. I got them from Instaprint and hung them with sewing tacks. I think it perfectly captures our trip.
This little gem I found at the Brooklyn Flea last weekend. It’s a vintage Colorado coloring sheet.
The skull is from the lovely Jen Ramos of Made By Girl, and is an ode to Tim’s fishing days in Alaska. My husband commercial fished in college and has an affinity for anything pirate themed.
This is also a Brooklyn Flea find. It’s an illustration of brownstones, in a perfect blue. It matches, and makes me think of all my recent trips to New York.
Another Brooklyn Flea find, this Michelle Han print is so cute, and nods to our obsession with traveling. Since we’ve been married, Tim and I have gone to Costa Rica, Florida, Hawaii, California, Texas, New York, Ireland, France, Alaska, and Mexico.
Lastly, Tim is obsessed with Audrey Hepburn, Okay no, I am. It’s also another gift from mom for my first apartment. Thanks Susan and ZGallerie!
There you have it. I’m in love, and exhausted. Gallery walls are hard to execute, especially when your Shih Tzu is afraid of hammering. I also repainted the dining room. Red to gray my friends! Now, I might actually hang out in here.