When I purchased my 1960s posters from Hungary – which first found a home in the townhouse kitchen, and then moved to the master bedroom in the lakehouse – I intended for the poster with the girl in the tweed suit and the poster with the green hat to hang side by side. When a weirdly high outlet threw a wrench in my plans to hang two posters side by side in the kitchen, I ended up hanging all three posters together to hide the outlet.
Quite frankly, I didn’t look at them all that much because normally I had my back to them while I was cooking. When we moved to the lakehouse, I hung all three together again – almost out of habit.
Once the posters were positioned across from the bed, I looked at them a lot more. Every morning and every night, I contemplated the arrangement. I no longer liked the three together because the two figural ones really competed for attention. But two alone seemed too skimpy (I like big art, or big groupings of art).
I started casually shopping for another poster. Then, a few months ago, I received an email from the seller from whom I bought my posters when I was in Budapest. He was having a sale and some of his posters were marked down. Lo and behold, a poster I had admired while I was in Budapest – but had deemed too spendy – was 50% off! I thought it would be the perfect piece to shake things up, so I ordered it and had it shipped here – much to my Mom’s chagrin (it was one of her favorites too). When it arrived, I had to wonder why I didn’t scoop it up in the first place. What was I thinking? The design is so cool and the colours are really vivid – plus I still love a good houndstooth.
I recently got it back from the framer – was it ever tricky trying to find the exact same frame as the others – and I’m so happy! I am really quite besotted with the new arrangement. Each one has a really different scale and style, but the styles seem to jive better than the previous arrangement, and the colour green unifies them all.
Here’s a better look at the new addition. It says, “The Puffy Coat is the Fashion”.
For now, please ignore the new furniture. I’ve mentioned that some bedroom changes are on the horizon and I’ll spill the beans soon – you know how one change sometimes has a cascading effect? For now, here’s one sneak peek at what’s to come.
One small detail I overlooked: where to hang the displaced gal with all of her parcels???