Last week I had the pleasure of having Wendy from Shabby Nest and her photographer over for a photo shoot.
One of the things on her bucket list was to write a design book (yes, she’s got big ticket dreams on her bucket list…kudos girl!).
I felt very honored to be on her photograph list.
So when you clean your house for hours you’ve got to pull out your camera and document the momentous occasion.
One of my decorating challenges in this room is the mantle area.
When I designed the mantle I wanted clean, modern lines.
The thing I didn’t take in to account was the tv. Because there is cinder block behind there the outlets had to be installed super high which meant if you want to mount a tv you’d have chords dangling from the top down. One of my pet peeves is seeing chords slithering out from behind a tv.
The tv had been on a metal lawyer’s bookcase to the left and we had a mirror on the mantle but it was beginning to feel like too many rectangular items lined up against the wall. So to break it up slightly (for the time being) I put the tv up on the mantle and hid the chords behind pictures and vases. It still looks like prison line-up against the wall but it works for now. In the spring I’m planning on doing some built-in shelves around the mantle so everything has a place.
For a quick project I emailed this picture I took (with my phone) of the Arizona desert last year to Staples.
I had them blow it up big (they call it an “Engineering Print”) and for under $5.00
… I had a large picture to disguise the black chords.
At the same time I was framing my picture I saw a very similar project on Chris Loves Julia that turned out fab!
So here’s our latest living room set up…