Friday, July 22, 2011

Yay or Neigh?

I stopped in to Ross yesterday and saw a HUGE painting for only $60.  I was drawn to the bold colors and the semi-abstract horse design.  I bought it to bring home and see what Big K thought and to see how it looks in our house.

Here's what the wall looked like before:
This wall is kind of boring and washed out.  The mirror blends right into the wall.  I could just paint the mirror a bolder color.

Here's the new painting:


I can't decide if I really love it or if I only bought it because of the price.  What do you think?  Any ideas on how to improve this area?  Any comments would be much appreciated.

Thanks! 

8 comments:

hollyG said...

Oh I love these kinds of posts. First of all, I love that credenza. Secondly, I love what that painting does for the room - do you love the painting? How else do you use this room? I think the three wrought-iron pieces need to come down. I think you need to play with scale as far as what is on top of the credenza. I'll keep thinking but those are my initial comments - if I lived closer I'd swing right over to check out the situation :)

hollyG said...

Forgot to mention that I do like the mirror too - although if you keep the mirror I think you need to lower it and bring some other color in - say some yellow or corals.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i agree with what holly said about taking the iron down as they compete with the art. i love what the art does as well by drawing the eye up, and the colors are amazing! i love that, but i can't tell if the painting drives my eyes crazy because it is so busy- i know i would be able to tell in person, but i can't tell from the photo!
i also LOVE that credenza- gorgeous!!!! i vote artwork on a lrge scale for sure and with color for sure! i just can't tell if i vote for this particular piece.

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Suzy, the painting is quite amazing. I would remove the plaques(?) from above as the wall. (Place them vertically on another wall maybe). I also feel the painting competes with the credenza because it is larger and has more color. Holly is right. The credenza is a beautiful piece and you need to draw more attention to it; connect the 2 more, try adding a decorative piece with a little more height/larger - so the eye looks at all of it as one. And yes,mirror needs color and lowering. great pieces!

Jaime said...

Suzy my 2 cents, take down the 3 iron squares and hang the horse painting a tad bit higher. The colors are fantastic with the mod dresser so add some more bold accents in colors from the painting. Good luck

Anonymous said...

Hey. It's me, big K...I agree we loose the three things, raise the new painting and I think I love it again. (Tought I'd tell you here so I wouldn't forget to mention it later). And we need a bigger blue lion thingy!

Sandy said...

I love the colorful horses painting, myself. If you leave the ceramic vase in the corner, you might position the 3 wrought iron pieces in a vertical row above it.

A Lived in Home said...

I think the painting is great! I've been admiring horse prints that I've seen in blog land, magazines, etc. It really brightens up the space, but I think it would be more attractive and stand out more without the plaques above. They are a bit distracting.