Now that I’ve gone the route of massive, I don’t think I can ever have small paintings there again! I picked these up from the framer on Friday at 4 pm! Talk about crunch time. I’m sitting and drinking my coffee and looking at these babies right now, and smiling because I love them so much. (You can click HERE , HERE and HERE to see what the apartment looked like with the previous paintings that sold, there are also before and afters and sources listed on those posts.)
Anyway, the Junior League House Tour was so much fun yesterday! Honestly, it was kind of bizarre having so many strangers in my house, but like I told some people yesterday- because of the blog, I’m used to people seeing my stuff, so that part isn’t so strange… Just you know, the in person contact in my house was strange. And even though I’m so out there and exposed, the fear of judgment doesn’t go away.
Above all else, the hardest part was getting everything NEAT and uncluttered and organized for this! I swear to you, I don’t think this house will ever be this neat again, so I took a ton of photos! You have to see the magic that Liz worked in my playroom. Master organizer and stylist! A lot of people wonder how I have kids in this apartment. Two answers: 1, I have a playroom that usually looks like a bomb exploded in it, and 2, nothing in here is actually that precious. Lucite and glass wipe clean, and everything else is actually not that delicate. The only difference between my staged living room and my not staged living room is that on a normal day, I don’t put anything on the coffee table where JoJo can reach it. Thats it. Oh yea, and on a normal day there is cereal crumbs on every surface.
In addition to my own two massive paintings, I also hung work by other artists that I know and love… one of whom is COOKIE! I swear to you, people were instantly drawn to her pieces, and she even had a few offers on her work! People- you don’t need to buy my kids artwork, you have your own amazing artist at home! All kids have some level of artist talent because their strokes are so uninhibited! Like I told some people yesterday- all you have to do is limit them in some ways: don’t give them that many paint colors at once, and take away the paper before they mess it up! Then frame it like a serious piece of art, and trust me, it will look fabulous!
Stay tuned for more photos, and if you are new here, feel free to peruse and ask any questions about sourcing, or whatever else you feel like asking! We are very casual and friendly on this blog! Welcome and enjoy!