Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wall candy

We are finally filling up the remaining empty walls in our apartment. Some of our wall candy is new to us, and some of it is old, but given new life in a different environment. Here's a sneak peek of a few of my favorites, until our place is ready to show off in full.

SBA. My great-grandfather greets us as soon as walk in. In our old apartment he was on a back wall, but candidates always prefer center stage.


PORK! Remember this? Of course I bought it, silly. And it's just as brilliant in person as I'd hoped.


The fair. Nothing like it. Another great blog discovery.


Streetcars. T secretly scooped these for me at a New Orleans gallery after much oohing and aahing on my part. Such a fun Christmas surprise! They're a nod to my professional interests, color palette of choice, and best weekend getaway ever all at once.


The Fam(s). Our childhood photo wall - some real gems on here. In our old place they were hung on a red wall, but this yummy olive green gives them so much warmth.


Campaign rhetoric. This piece moved from standing alone in a hallway to looking over my desk, surrounded by our wedding pomanders. Such a different vibe now... and I love, love, love the way it anchors this room.


Weirdness. I have such a crush on this print! I originally found it via a blog whose bookmark has long since been lost, but it linked to the Flickr account of Imeus Design. This piece was a commission for a wedding invitation suite (can you imagine?!), and I had to have it. It really does make me grin, and sits right over the guest bed across from my desk.



No personality on our walls at all, right?

11 comments:

Samma said...

I MUST have the porking print pronto! I adore it. I have forgotten how much I love using pork as a verb- it sounds so raunchy yet innocent. Whenever our roadtrip happens, we might need posters. . .

California Wife said...

All of your artwork has so much character, I'm so jealous! We've lived in our place for 8 months and our walls are still bare, your pics are just the inspiration I needed to start tackling our white walls!

California Wife said...

All of your artwork has so much character, I'm so jealous! We've lived in our place for almost 9 months and still have bare walls. Your pics are just the inspiration I needed to tackle the project.

Nina said...

What fantastic wall art! I always enjoy your posts. Can't wait to see more of your new abode. The wedding commission is to. die. for. and so jh and I. We must say "we are so weird" to each other at least once a day :)

Emily said...

Can I hire you to choose candy for our walls? We took the first step last weekend and hung a few frames, but they remain empty. I've been searching Etsy for fun prints, and I think we may do a canvas of a wedding photo. This post is just what I needed to get motivated. Your choices are just perfect!

Samma said...

Just perused the other pork prints. Think I need the Frisco Pig one as well, solely based on my love of War and pork.

Meredith Travels said...

omg. I'm in love with your walls. Seriously, I have a giant crush on them!

and just a little quote that I was reminded of by the weird print:

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another "What? You too?" I thought I was the only one!" -CS Lewis

Milltini said...

your walls make me so happy!

Kate said...

Love. Love, love, love. Can't wait to visit. Love.

Also, I'm working on the mother of all reply emails to you... Its been a ridiculously busy 48 hours! Have the BEST time in Sylvania, if my draft keeps growing exponentially and sleep gets the best of me tonight!

BIG HUG!

dognbird said...

We have new wall candy too - you have inspired me to incorporate more framed design into our main living space!

Julia said...

Oh my goodness, I just love that piece with you great-grandfather in it. I am cracking up, because I have something very similar on my living room walls and today's post just happens to inadvertently feature it:

http://juliaandtyler.blogspot.com/2010/05/amateur-hour-part-deux.html

Great minds think alike ;)

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