This past Christmas my family surprised me with my long coveted Hazy Beach Art Print by Lisa Golightly. I was blown away unwrapping the large mysterious gift that morning, as you can imagine. The feeling of receiving something unexpected is both unique and exciting, but also emotional. I was taken aback and ended up getting teary. The thoughtfulness and surprise caught me off guard. I am so grateful that they took note of something I really wanted and presented me with something that I could cherish forever.
We immediately mounted the print in our dining room and since then I have been dreaming of creating a collection surrounded by our own images.
I want the space and art to be a representation of our family, our story.
My husband and I met while he was lifeguarding on the beach I had grown up on. We were engaged there, and now live on the same street raising our family and following our dreams.
When I thought about where I could put the art that would represent our story, I knew it would be in the dining room. The room where we sit and share a meal and stories. Not to mention, the dining room has the most wall space in the house with the exception of our entryway. Otherwise, everything else is windows. Normally, that wouldn’t be an issue for me. However, if you are looking for a wall full of art, you need the space.
With limited options, I thought I would spread the artwork over both walls in the corner and use the height of the room.
I put together a mock gallery layout that once we have collected all of the art work we can space it out to fit the walls.
I picked out some of our favorite photographs and art pieces for an illustration board.
It will take some tweaking and shopping for the right frames and art work. But I look forward to spending time picking the items out as a family and adding to the collection.
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If you have a piece you think would work send it my way! I am always looking for more sources for art work.