Friday, January 23, 2009
The bookshelves (again, courtesy of my mom, but I think originally from Ethan Allen) hold part of our ever-expanding book collection. I don't have a lot of method to the madness, but they're roughly grouped by subject matter/author. I really hate bookshelves that aren't being used to hold books so, while I recognize it's visually cluttered, I like that they look well-loved. The objects scattered in the shelves are primarily from our travels, or gifts brought back to us from our friends' travels.
The only art in the bathroom is that scrollwork from Crate&Barrel over the bathtub. I'm always so afraid that the moisture in a bathroom will ruin any good art so I try and put up inexpensive and/or indestructible pieces to decorate. I would like to up the ante a bit by doing some sort of special paint finish (maybe wide vertical stripes alternating between the pearl and a semi-gloss finish?), but that will probably have to wait until a few more pressing projects are completed around the house.
Coming soon: the "Great Room".