June 4, 2013

My House | His vs. Her Family Rm Art Options

I am so excited to finally be finishing up one of the rooms in my house!  It has only taken 7 months to complete one... but hey that is one off the list!  Since I finally have my new cocktail table I am feeling the need to put some of the finishing touches on the room.  Most of that will be the art.  I always have such a hard time with that because I want something that will speak to me, but also don't want to spend a fortune for it... because it may "speak to me" but usually for only a 6 months or so before I stop listening to it!

I have been toying with the idea of taking a photo that I love and blowing it up like Jenny did from The Little Green Notebook.  I love this simple idea... and super cost effective also!  But of course the hubs has given me his option and we are not on the same page!

Here is the art in question:


This pic was taken on a Maui beach about 5 years ago when the hubs and I were on vacation.  I love the way the ocean, beach, and palm trees are framed in!  I was thinking more black and white, but the hubs would like something more vivid with a huge dose of color...

Here are the options:






Obviously the first two options are my choices, and the two middle are his.  I think the last one is a generous compromise?  But if we deviate from the black and white we then have to pay for a photo enlargement and not just the engineer drawings that are super cheap.





I would like to put it over my desk/computer area.  There I think a black and white would be interesting and not conflicting with the shelves or fight against the large computer screen.

Now historically I have lost the battle when I have asked my very talented readers to tell me what you think... but what do you think?

Bold & Vivid or Vintage & Calming?


9 comments:

Dawn @ Inspired Living said...

I like the vintage and calming. I'm leaning toward that over black and white as well..... I kind of want to try this too with some photos. Are you blowing it up on canvas?

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I like the black and white but my favorite is #3.

sandpaperandglue.com said...

I like either the vintage or the vivid for the space... I think they'd look good against the stripes and pull some color from them. :)

Marianne Hedemark said...

I love the water in the vivid. It seems more alive as it is rolling in. don't know why but that's why I chose that one! :-)

CRBW said...

I vote for the vintage one!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Beautiful pic! I would definitely choose the vintage one - I think the tones in the photo would work well with your stripes and leather chair :)

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

The black and white's a totally classic and would look great. But I think i'm loving the Technicolor! It's just to bright and crazy I think it would be a fun bold punch in your room. Cheers!

Katja @ Shift Ctrl ART said...

I just love that bold fade one. So pretty!!

Sandra said...

I love everything that you do...always! Did you draw the black/white abstract art on shelves or did you buy it? If you bought it, would you mind sourcing it? Thanks!