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READER ADVICE: PHOTO WALL

Last year, this dining space in Royce Pinkwater's home, featured in House Beautiful, captured my imagination. The oversized photos (sadly, unattributed in the article), are fresh and completely unfussy, and I thought the look would be a perfect fit for my pint-sized apartment.

The wall behind my TV/credenza is one of those sticking-spots - you know, a space that doesn't quite work, and seems rather unfixable (I should specify:  unfixable on a tight budget). Faced with a blank wall, I busted out the poster board and tempra paints, swung by the IKEA, and came up with this temporary DIY "art" fix. Many months later, that "temporary" fix is acting rather permanent. Worst of all, the neutral palette in my otherwise colorful apartment just seems dull.

I still have my heart set on that marvelous botanical light-box look Pinkwater used to such great effect. After a LOT of online searching, I came across these prints by photographer Jenny Kraft over at allposters.com. The set is available in the ginormous size I need for about $200.00. Deal!

So, I tried a little (unsophisticated) photo superimposing.... What do you think?

Here's another shot of the room. 

A close up of a few color splashes. 

What do you think? Should I click "order" or keep searching? Love to hear your thoughts!
/Images/ House Beautiful via Splendid Sass/ Green artwork from Allposters.com/ All others, my own/

22 comments:

Sarah @Savvy Young Something said...

I think they would look great there! If you're looking for a cheaper fix and a way to add color, you could paint your current frames another tone of green, or even the mat. Also, have you explored the idea of taking your own photo and blowing it up? Those options are still pretty DIY, and I know it can be way more fun after lots of DIY projects to invest in real artwork, so if you love the pair and can spend $200, go for it! The color palette is simple enough that it could easily end up in a different space when you eventually move out of your little studio.

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Jean said...

Skyla, I would suggest shooting your own photos and maybe having some Photoshop fun with them. We can talk about it. I have full Photoshop or you can get Photoshop Elements for not too much (less than that $200 for sure).

Bromeliad said...

I like what you found but I liked your DIY artwork, too. Kind of cut the green with some black.

Bromeliad said...

I like what you found but I liked your DIY artwork, too. Kind of cut the green with some black.

Bromeliad said...

I like what you found but I liked your DIY artwork, too. Kind of cut the green with some black.

My Crafty Home Life said...

You can do better than 200. Have you thought of taking a picture and having it blown up? You could even custom color it first on one of the many software programs out there.

quintessence said...

I really like them but since you are so handy, perhaps one of these suggestions might be a more customizable and affordable route!

wasp removal glendale said...

That photo superimposed looks very nice.

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