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Andrea Prasch
January 7, 2013
This is my beautiful Ralph Lauren Chest that was given to us as a wedding present. I need help with suggestions on what I should put above it. I have a mirror above the couch in the same room which I also put up a picture of. I was thinking like a text canvas print?
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Aja Mazin
You did a good job of hiding that lovely piece in a corner!!

Any place you can relocate it?
3 Likes    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 10:10AM
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LM Designers
You could still put a rectangle mirror above it. A black and white nature picture would also look nice.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 10:10AM
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Andrea Prasch
No unfortunately we are very limited on space in our town home and it's the only place it fits but its really not hidden its next to the tv and fireplace and one of the first things you see when you walk in the door which is right behind where i'm standing.
    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 10:15AM
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Interiors International, Inc.
Art is so subjective. You need to find something you love. I see this question on here all the time. I can't believe that people don't trust their taste. Art needs to speak to you. When you look at an original painting and you do not feel an emotion it isn't right. When you find that one that moves you it will be in your life forever. Good art does not match your sofa. That is for furniture showrooms and model homes.
6 Likes    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 10:22AM
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chris_wolff
I have the same mirror behind a chest in my office. It helps bounce light back into the room. In your situation the mirror might help amplify the pretty items on the chest. Then you could do something large or even a grouping behind your couch. this link had some neat ideas. You seem to like tone on tone and love the white animal head. Maybe a trio of large format botanicals or seashells in white on cream or gold washed background?
http://www.housebeautiful.com/decorating/ideas/budget-decorating-ideas?src=nl&mag=hbu&list=nl_hbn_dot_sav_012412_budget-decorating-ideas&kw=ist#slide-5
2 Likes    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 10:23AM
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michigammemom
Well said Interiors International! I am also a huge fan of original art and good quality prints vs mass produced pieces purchased from a retail chain. Beautiful art can be found to suit virtually any budget.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 10:28AM
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chris_wolff
these gold leaf birds pop up on OneKingsLane.com from time to time. I saw a series of four of these in a showhouse and they look lovely yet neutral on a soothing wall color similar to yours.
3 Likes    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 10:31AM
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Aja Mazin
Your furniture is very nice!

A text canvas print might be nice, but first I would declutter the top of the chest.

I would remove everything but the lamp and 2 pictures.

Perhaps a picture like this.
    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 10:32AM
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Aja Mazin
chris_wolff has the right idea!
1 Like    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 10:33AM
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chris_wolff
Zinc door has the full set (sea botanicals also in gold) http://www.zincdoor.com/c/Shop-by-Brand/m1.aspx?sortorder=2&page=all
    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 10:34AM
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Andrea Prasch
That's actually a great idea Chris Wolff. And I do like those gold leaf birds.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 10:35AM
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Kelly
Love the fabric on the pillows can you share details? Like the bird idea.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 10:39AM
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Andrea Prasch
    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 10:40AM
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Andrea Prasch
I agree interiors-international-inc I just like getting houzzers ideas and suggestions then I get an idea of what I want in my head. Maybe I will find a unique art piece this weekend in Temecula ;)
    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 10:44AM
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Kelly
Thank you...I forgot about Zgallerie..need to revisit.
    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 10:54AM
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Andrea Prasch
While I have all of you here I was also thinking of doing a chandelier in this room. Thoughts?
1 Like    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 10:57AM
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Kelly
Oh goodness yes...you would just have to make sure the height works since your TV seems to be higher...I think something bronze, crystal and large would be awesome in there personally..think I have a picture..one sec..
    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 11:14AM
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V.I.P. Kitchens, LLC.
if you put any i wouldn't go over board on size.. just bc you have alot already going on in the small space.. but love what you did so far greatt taste!
    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 11:16AM
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Andrea Prasch
Yeah nothing to big defiantly its a small space as you can see but luckily we do have high ceilings.
Drum shade chandelier?
2 Likes    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 11:36AM
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V.I.P. Kitchens, LLC.
love it!! =) i think it can.. id just see how it would look with the moose head lol even though i like that item also
    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 11:37AM
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Darzy
Hi Andrea, How about a few sets of these wall flowers? Place them artfully flowing above the chest with your creative design skills? I think these will look great with the lamp and your moose head and pop againt the wall.

Umbra Wall Flowers Set
Kim Johnson- entry
    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 11:48AM
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Andrea Prasch
or....
    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 11:52AM
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Darzy
Andrea...LOVE your drum chandy choice. Get it! : )
1 Like    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 11:53AM
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Andrea Prasch
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1 Like    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 11:55AM
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V.I.P. Kitchens, LLC.
i think the first one.. bc it doesn't have as much bling but yet it would still make a statement... also copy a photo into paint Andrea and then play around with each photo to see which one would look best.. just rmemeber the length and how low it would all play a part =)
2 Likes    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 12:00PM
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Aja Mazin
Drum shade chandelier would be crowding your small space.
Perhaps a small pendant.
    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 12:01PM
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decoenthusiaste
If you don't find anything on your trip, check out a local university art department - professors and students will usually do custom pieces for you.
2 Likes    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 12:06PM
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