Because everyone(okay, just a couple of people) seemed interested in seeing a wide shot of the art above my IKEA Expedit shelves, here's the full frontal. The art is actually a framed museum poster from that I picked up from a thrift store ($100) a few years back. It's very large... so large it wouldn't fit in my Crossover SUV after I bought it! I had to call in a favor and have a friend drive across town with his truck in order to take it home.
I feel like this is one area in my house that is completely to my taste. I love the simple black and white of the bookshelf mixed with the global feel of the artwork. I'll probably use the colors in the print to direct most of the choices in my open living room. The walls are a very light shade of grey and the rug is yellow-based. I'm thinking of painting the entry table a dark blue a and using teal for the window treatments. Black and white accents will probably be everywhere from the art to the fabric for the dining chairs. Hmm, maybe a moodboard is in order...
Do you have a piece of furniture, art, or textile that inspired the decorating scheme of your home? How do you decide on a color palette?
PS Bad winter weather strikes again! I'm sorry, but this was the best image I could get with all of the clouds :(.