Friday, April 19, 2013
Bringing A Room To Life Through Art
Any progress in our house when it comes to decorating or renovating is always painfully slow. Firstly, I am the world's biggest procrastinator and my perfectionist tendencies often work against me when it comes to making design decisions. Secondly, any shopping is always done with my girls in tow and nothing makes browsing for homewares more difficult than a strong-willed toddler who detests being confined to a stroller. However this week, a new piece finally found its way into our home...
Whilst we were in Fremantle having an anniversary lunch and collecting a print which was waiting to be picked up from the framers, a gorgeous painting caught our eye and is now hanging above our 'fireplace'. I'm not usually drawn to bright colours and this piece is not what I had originally pictured for this space. However, the longer this painting has been in its new position, the more it has felt 'right' for this room... a room which had been looking rather dull and uninspiring and in definite need of a lift. It is an original acrylic on canvas titled 'A Stroll In Fremantle' by artist Anna De Jager.
I love that it depicts an every day scene in an every day Perth suburb. I love the way your line of sight is drawn down the road in the painting as you walk along our hallway. And I love the life and vibrancy that it brings to our living area.
So now, slowly slowly, as with any progress around these parts, I will look for ways to make the rest of our living area flourish and to complement our latest purchase. This room is the centre of our home and I want it to feel warm and comfortable for both us and the girls. Now I need to look for ways to make that happen and to have the patience to accept that those 'perfect pieces' that are the right fit for both our home and for our family will find their way to us eventually... it just may take a little bit of time.