This summer, Jeff and I reconfigured the use of several spaces in our house. One of those spaces was my office. Well- our office. It seemed a little crazy for us each to have an office so we gave my old office a makeover and moved in together. We still have a few tweaks to make but for now, the new space is working well and I’m loving the palate- white walls, black desk surfaces, chrome legs and pops of colour from books and trinkets around the room. I’m now thinking about making one of the white walls the backdrop for a gallery wall. If only I had decent art to feature in such a gallery…
It’s probably no surprise that I think this is marvelous.
I’m not an art connoisseur. We have just a few pieces of original art in our house (and a few more mass-produced Ikea and Winners specials) and a few more original photographs. I suppose that’s because I like to change things up every season or two- move art around or put a new photograph in the frame. Swapping around original paintings just isn’t in the budget.
|Photo courtesy of Little Green Notebook|
|Photo courtesy of Young House Love|
|Photo courtesy of Kiki’s List|
I love the artwork of California Architect Steve Gianetti- it’s soothing, has wonderful movement and is in shades of blue and green, my two favourite colours. As I sewed grey pillows last week to go with the grey bed skirt in our bedroom (photos coming soon), I found myself craving a hit of marine blue or aqua green that perhaps, a small painting could provide? If only the budget could provide as well…
|Art collage by Steve Gianetti. Photo from Brooke Gianetti’s website|
Yesterday, Jeff and I both were feeling frustrated and rather down about the bathroom renovation. We’re having trouble finding floor tile we like, and I’m feeling more and more that if we tile the floor, we need to heat it as well. In addition, we found out that the quartz counter we chose (the only quartz option we really liked) is not available until sometime early next year. We’re researching another, more affordable counter option that seems very promising (these recycled glass counters manufactured in Victoria) but can’t get our hands on the colour sample we’re most interested to see.
I love textiles. I love art. And I think I like this way to combine the two.