Thursday, December 1, 2011

Brick+Gold+Chevron= PERFECTION

Hello Lovelies!

I figured its been a while since I've updated you in the progress of decorating our new home. I wont be showing you any pictures of my actuall home because its not ready yet, but I'll kind of show you what its like now.

Yesterday we finished with the brick wall behind our couch! I love it, love it, love it.. It was a lot more work then we thought, but in the end we couldnt stop staring.

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So that wall is done. Now all were missing is a great big picture canvas.
Since i'm painting my walls gray I decided I wanted a black and white picture.... Now a picture of what?
The hubby busts out with a picture of a ferrari.. UMMMM..... NO THANKS! He is still insisting on it, but he'll get over it.

So I decided I wanted something Industrial looking. So pictures of buildings. I automatically thought of New York. Searched and searched but nothing. I thought it was a bit too cold for me, but I still liked the idea of buildings but I wanted something more romantic sort of... So what came to mind? PARIS, ITALY, IRELAND, PRAGUE, VENICE.... and so on... All of Europe is just awesome...

But to be honest, I still have not found the perfect one.

I have many rules to the perfect picture. 1. I need to be able to purchase it, I cant just get it off the internet. Because first, I'm pretty sure thats illegal, and second, I'm going to need to print this in a BIG canvas so the quality needs to be good.
2. It has to be vertical and not horizontal. I want the wall to seem bigger, so I think vertical is the way to go.
OKay, fine. 2 rules...

I found some pretty cool websites...
BeckerMan Photo {he has amazing pictures of NYC available for purchase}
Great BIG Canvas {You can print out your own personal pictures in any size canvas}
123 RF {more awesome pictures of everything}

So here is what I have found so far. And if you think you know just the picture for me... Please let me know :)

Oh, and I would Love to know which one is your favorite :)

Tower Bridge on River Thames, London, UK - high dynamic range HDR - black and white Stock Photo - 8511276

Gondolier in front of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice Stock Photo - 7246792

Seine embankment in Paris Stock Photo - 7500089

Paris, Eiffel from the distance in black and white and infrared Stock Photo - 8669422

New York, May 9, 2011, Manhattan Stock Photo - 9643689

historical monument of Paris city Stock Photo - 5906055

Thats my idea for one wall. The wall behind my TV I still have no Idea what I'm going to do with it.

So lets jump over to the big sliding door. What I had in mind was a thick chevron print curtain to bring out the chevron wall that will be in the dining room. But I couldnt find any that I liked, and the ones I did like were around $150 to $250 and I refuse to pay that amount of money in a curtain.
To my luck, I found a tutorial in how to make your own chevron print!

Kristen at KFD Designs made this for her living room. Genius! Mines will have one more chevron print on the bottom. So it will be a total of 3. And I want to paint mines gold since that will be the accent color in my apartment.



Pinned ImageKristen painted her curtain with wall paint. So I started doing some research in gold paint. Turns out Martha Stewart is my HERO :)

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I also found a really nice white curtain and for a great price.

MERETE Pair of curtains, bleached Length: 98 " Width: 57 " Weight: 5 lb 1 oz  Length: 250 cm Width: 145 cm Weight: 2.30 kg
Thats my next project! I'm hoping to do it soon. And I cant wait to show you how it turns out!

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I found this picture on Pinterest and it has EVERYTHING I LOVE!
 the gold, brick walls and stripes!! gorgeous!

I hope you feel at least a little bit inspired to do something different in your home!

Happy Thursday Lovelies <3


  1. god love!
    your house is going to look so good!

    i can't wait to see it all together!

    i really like the last building picture
    the panoramic one :)


  2. I think I like picture 6!! I like the idea of picking your own photo and printing it on a canvas. Very cool!

  3. Love love love where are going with your room design! Simply gorgeous. :) Can't wait to see the final results.

    I think I would go with pic #4 or #5. But all of them are beautiful, so you really can't go wrong.

  4. I think you HAVE to go with the 4th one. So gorgeous!

  5. Your house is going to look beautiful! I love the look of exposed brick!

  6. Oh wow, everything looks beautiful! How exciting! I really love Picture One - it's gorgeous. Following you! :)

  7. I'm so excited to see the brick wall!!!!!
    I love all the black and whites, but if I HAD to pick one, I'd say #3.

  8. I'd vote for picture 1 or 4...I think they have the best mix of dramatic and softness, so you won't get sick of looking at it after a few weeks.

    And I love what you're doing with your place, sounds great!! I'm also a big fan of brick walls, chevron print and gold...that last photo is going on my pinterest :)

  9. Your home is just gorgeous!!! I love the brick. It's amazing. And I really love that last photo too. It's perfection in my book :)

    Have a great weekend! xoxo

  10. my heart beats a little faster thinking of how amazing everything is going to look!!!! pic # 4 is dreamy....


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