1 May 2020
In a Quandary
Everyone is worrying about the virus (rightly so) and the state of the world and here am I worrying about a blank wall in my sitting room. Well, dinner for tonight is sorted so there’s not much else to do right now.
I have a desire to cover this part of the wall with a bold tropical, jungle scene – parrots and palms, you know the kind of thing. You can buy wallpaper murals that would do the job, or I could get a palm leaf stencil. The man of the house looked at me as if I had gone stark, staring mad.
The wall needs something, it looks stark. So maybe an open bookcase unit that I can fill with books and objets d’art. Except I left all my books in France and have very few arty objects. I could have fun collecting them though. But they would need dusting. Paul said he would consider this idea on the proviso that he wouldn’t have to build the bookcase.
So I’m still in a quandary. I’m thinking that maybe a modern, geometric wallpaper would do the trick. I might just go back to plan A which was to find a nice framed poster or picture but I haven’t been able to find the right piece. I suspect the wall will remain blank for some time to come.
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It reminds me of when you wanted to do the yellow painting for the kitchen.ReplyDelete
We ended up with a giant canvas of an American yellow taxi.Delete
Does that strange oblong object with the hare in a frame in the middle actually serve any purpose or an ancient serving hatch?Delete
It's a mirror, the hare picture is a reflection from the opposite wall.Delete
You could move the stand thing along into the corner in place of the chest and then the corner would be filled and the mirror given the space on its own that it deserves.Delete
Hm, that's a thought I hadn't considered...Delete
A large joint project painting. The two of you would obviously argue about subject, style, and medium, so place large canvas on the floor and throw paint at each other. Place resulting picture on wall.ReplyDelete
Naked of course.Delete
I quite like that idea but it could get awfully messy. I think we would have to wear goggles.Delete
And a mask; don't forget the mask.Delete
My first marriage (39 Years - M died in 1991) was to a landscape painter in oils andwatercolour. My walls are almost papered with paintings and I love them all.ReplyDelete
I would go for a painting of some kind. Think of a painting you love, find out which gallery it is in and contact them to see if they have a print. M bought me a good quality print of 'Girl with a Pearl Ear Ring' for my 21st birthday - it still has pride of place.
Girl with a Pearl Earring is a beautiful painting.Delete
If you still hanker after something with yellow in it, how about Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss"? The yellows, silver and gold leaf would brighten any room.ReplyDelete
It's one I've considered actually because I am a fan of Klimt.Delete
Some greenery ? Rather than a painting why not some large plants in interesting planters?ReplyDelete
A big palm maybe?Delete
It's my first time here (popped over from coffeeontheporchwithme), and I'm not going to be shy. Having seen only that much of your house, I'm liking the idea of the modern geometric wallpaper, assuming that also works with whatever is to the left of that console arrangement. Sign me, the wannabe interior decorator.ReplyDelete
Hello Susanne, it's nice to see you here. I love interior design, I just take ages to make decisions. There is no pattern in the room at the moment so I think the wall could take something a bit jazzy.Delete
Penhill beat me to that suggestion re plants. I had a similar blank wall in our recently decorated sitting room and the other night when I was there, unusually, as the OH had a Zoom meeting in " my room", I re-arranged some plants and there is now a big palm type plant on a little table that fills the space nicely. Could be a temporary solution for you?ReplyDelete
I have a palm tree that was destined for the patio that I could try out next to the table. It's a very heavy pot so I shall need to talk sweetly to someone!Delete
You could build a shelf there for Jeremiah 😂😝ReplyDelete
Well there's a thought! Are you not going to reclaim him?Delete
Of course, if I'm ever allowed home again 😭Delete
I kind of like the uncluttered tranquillity of that wall. In my view, it doesn't need anything at all. Plainness and simplicity are often underrated.ReplyDelete
Paul said something along those lines (although not as eloquently as you Mr P).Delete