Thursday, June 12, 2008

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder



My sister was here last weekend and I left her unattended for awhile while I did some shopping. When I came back she had transformed my mantle. I like to change my mantle with the seasons and I've never really had anything that I really liked for the summer so a month or more ago I found two nice prints that I liked at Target that shouted "summer" but I really didn't know what to put with it, so I found some bottles and I filled a jar with seashells but the mantle was pretty bare. I put it all on rate my space and got comments such as move the prints closer together, etc..... so I took their advice even though the mantle looked pretty bare to me....




Lindy, really stepped it up a notch....or two and now it looks better to me. So I put it back on rate my space and the ladies think it is much to busy and have given me all kinds of ideas of what to remove. So I posted it to the shabby cottage group I am on and they mostly liked it, their theory is that "more is better"..... So I guess that just proves that beauty really is in the eye of the beholder...




7 comments:

Gerry said...

I like the after better. I gives the fireplace and the art the 'focus' they deserve.

Cottage said...

Kay, I like the 'after' better as well. But, by the time I declutter and rearrange, I end up with either a naked, overly sparse look or totally over-done. Ack! How is one to know??
Hugs,
Melissa

PS, I LOVE your pillows on etsy! The handwork is gorgeous!

~ Lindy ~ said...

lol...you didn't mention the book shelves that i altered as well!! and yes...it IS busy as i look at the two photos. next time maybe you can just give me your credit card....THEN we'll see REAL results!! love ya', lindy

Joan Fricker said...

Kay, You and Lindy both have a good eye and it certainly isn't over done. In fact, I would even add more. ha (in the middle to tie the sides together. But, that is just me.)
Look at all your decorating magazines and you will see you haven't over done it. I love it and it sure changes the looks of your room.

Pat Winter said...

My 2 cents....I like the added items better and on top of that I would add a few jars of sea glass in the center....with a beach/sea theme....anything goes and controlled clutter is always welcome. Lovely home.

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