There are so many things I want to do to our home but from the beginning, I knew that I wanted the artwork to take center stage. The first art selections came before we had purchased a stick of furniture.
Painting by Sharon Erbe
Across the room from this colorful and uplifting painting is a big black box of a fireplace. I'm just not a fan. At first, we put this Hollywood Regency mirror above the fireplace. It was a good look but I was hoping it would reflect the Erbe piece that I am rather obsessed with. It didn't.
So it was relocated to the foyer but that left the mantel looking very lonely and forlorn.
I am very aware that the living room is still in need of a better lamp, a fireplace update, and some key accessories, but those things will have to wait. Art is a unique one-of-a-kind item. If it moves you and you have space for it, you have to be able to commit right then and there. Let priorities be damned. This was the case with this painting by Brenda Belfield. It was love at first sight.
I think the integration of the framing and the canvas is beautiful.