Luckily decorator daughter lives minutes away so I send out an S.O.S. and she arrives after dropping Presley off at school. I not only had the new sign but two framed Central Park pictures that I bought in NYC that needed a home. We played around with a few things and here is what we came up with:
New wine sign hung over the jelly cupboard at the end of the dining room. The sign is made out of a slice of wine barrel and very authentic. I love it! This was where we had always intended to put this sign and it is exactly what we hoped for. BUT, once that was there, I was even more sure that I didn't like the large poster I had at the other end of the room. I actually like the poster but since it is predominately a cinnamon color, I was wanting to go more neutral. We tried the canvas of Tuscany that used to hang in the LR thinking it would add to the "vineyard" feel, but I had pretty much decided that I like the cleaner color palette. Since I use so many seasonal decorations, there is always more than enough color in my home and now the colors won't fight each other!
I think I am liking the mirror that used to hang in the niche here instead of either the poster or canvas!
I have been having second thoughts about this wall a lot of late so it was sort of serendipitous that I got these NY pictures. I really had no idea where they would hang but since they are two of my favorite views of Central Park taken in all four seasons of the year, they were a no-brainer for me. We walked around the house trying out a number of places until my daughter suggested this and it all fell into place. It is a much cleaner, symmetrical look and I love it!! Of course, she left before the hanging took place and I have to say, this one was a total BEAR!!! No real square areas on the sconces from which to measure if you know what I mean. I used a lot of toothpaste and prayer and I think it is close!
Of course, when I finally stepped back to check, I realized how many nail holes I have from the previous arrangement and that this paint is no longer available and I have no way of matching it perfectly so now the next project added to the list will be to repaint the LR....and of course that means choosing a color - I HATE that job. It will probably take awhile so I will just have to overlook the holes!
On to Easter in the dining room:
So that was Easter in the dining room before I get back to Day 2 of NYC - see, very helter skelter today. Stay tuned!