Saturday, July 11, 2009

Design Dilemma

Hi ya'll. I have a question for all of you and it has nothing to do with RTS or Lilo and The Stitch, it is more of the decor nature.


I had one of my photos printed. It is one that I took last summer when Caroline and I went to Shell Island. I had it printed as a 20 x 30, so it is LARGE! I love it, I think it turned out beautifully, and I am pretty proud of myself too!


I want to hang it above the mantle. I am not a fan of the brick on the fireplace, but Josh nearly died of a heart attack when I told him I wanted to paint it, so it will stay (for now). Here is my question: What type of frame should I put it in? I want to have it matted, what color of matte? In the pictures the photo is on cardboard. I think that I might paint the mantle itself white to match the trim in the room. We are also getting new furniture in this room. We are either going to get a leather sofa or a chocolate brown micro suede sofa, so the blue couch and chair are not staying. The walls are a latte color, light brown.

So what do you think????



8 comments:

Kelly said...

The picture is great! Love it!!!!!! If the room is really casual maybe a thick chunky Pottery Barn looking dark frame...that is if you can paint the brick (which, I agree, would look great.) Billy feels the same about painting brick as Josh. Look at this Pottery Barn mirror as inspiration...http://www.potterybarn.com/products/p3498/index.cfm?pkey=cmirrors

If you can't paint the brick maybe lighten things up with a lighter frame.

Kelly W.

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

I agree, if you cant paint the brick get a lighter frame. Love the picture!

Brandi said...

Well, my first choice would be to paint the brick. But, if you can't have it your way ( :) ) then I would frame it in black. We do a lot of our framing in black, it goes with anything. I'm not artsy though, so maybe I'm not the right person to ask.

Lora said...

If you don't paint the brick, I agree that a light color frame would look good. Maybe a white frame to match the mantle wood if you paint it white. ? I'm not too good at decorating either though. Black would also look nice, I think.

Michelle said...

I haven't read what others have said yet but my suggestion is a light cream/tan matte and a darker (but not real dark) wood frame for contrast. =) Beautiful picture!

Michelle said...

oh yeah, my previous post was based on if you painted the bricks =) I would paint them too LOL

Anonymous said...

You must not paint the brick.

Lora said...

Anonymous, is that you, Josh?
:-p