Every week, I receive a heads up e-mail from www.houzz.com (awesome!) that they call This Week On Houzz. I’m always a little thrilled to see it in my e-mail inbox — even more so when there’s a house that I love!
Today’s favorite would be this repurposed old barn in New Jersey. Look at that space! Look at those beams!
Me being me, I started playing my “what I’d do if that was mine” game. FUN!
I would like a little more color, please, starting with a colorful, patterned rug or 2.
I’d layer them on top of my existing neutral sisal, like these guys did. Genius!
Alrightie, back to me being me. I’ve already “shopped” online + have a rug I covet. YUM!
Once my rug’s been chosen, I’d add some much-needed pops of color + pattern with coordinating pillows on those neutral chairs + couch.
And now, the TV. It stands out in our barn because it’s the a dark rectangle on something white in very white room. I’d rather it blend in, so . . .
. . . if I had a large decorating budget, I (G.O.) would make a built-in TV wall, like this one. Notice how the shelf backs are painted a color to coordinate with the room! Genius!
If G.O.’s not up to the task or our budget wouldn’t allow the built-ins, I’d look for something large-ish, darker + interesting, like this:
Next, I’d add some artwork in dark frames to help make the TV fit in. I love the casual, asymmetrical styling of this gallery:
If I’m feeling more orderly, I’d hang my artwork/photos in a grid around my TV.
But me being me, I’d like these art ledges to satisfy my need to constantly re-do. I could re-arrange all I’d like, with no holes in the wall!
Speaking of art ledges, G.O. made + hung some groovy ones in our dining room, + I couldn’t love anything more.
Also, I’ve been propping artwork on the floor like these winners did. Our thoughts?