Project Family Room Happy is almost complete. Art will be arriving from the talented Zoe Pawlak in the next few days. Here is the inspiration pic she tweeted... my stuff is on the left half.
There's something cool that happens when you have a relationship with, and trust, in an artist. You give them a tiny bit of direction and that free reign, or cart blanche allows for the most magnificent creations.
I adore Zoe, you've probably assumed that by my constant mention of her. It's kind of amazing to incorporate the art of someone you admire in a space that is meant to be closest to your heart. The best part is Zoe's art is what inspired the desire for an overhaul in the first place (here).
Well, it made my day when she sent this email. She just gets me, and of course I went for the surprise. Who doesn't love a surprise. I cannot wait for these packages to arrive!
I've also gone ahead and ordered a couple of Janis Nicolay's photos (Pinecone Camp). The one below is called Swim. I'm pretty sure I've stood in the exact spot it was taken from in Australia. Good times.
I threw caution to the wind with this project and let my heart lead me rather than some strict aesthetic that I knew would work. The funny thing is, I'm certain this will work beautifully because of the passion behind my specifications. I'm curious and delighted to see what the results are like myself as this is not usually the way I approach things. It's a mystery to me at this point too.
I'm off to source out some trims and frames and to pull together a pillow story for my bedroom...more on that in the next post.
Wishing you all a lovely Friday! xo