With the upstairs almost complete and a whole house repaint indefinitely postponed, my attention has turned to one particular trouble spot in the living room.
This nook drives me nuts! It was, at one time, used to house the tubular chimes for the doorbell, which the renovators removed along with the vintage original bathroom and kitchen (These ill-conceived projects were not my doing. I bought the place post-renovation.). Since moving in, I've been on a fruitless search for the perfect vertically-oriented painting or sculpture that would really set this feature off, but NOTHING seems to fit.
So, instead it sits half-filled with this sad little display. I like the sculpture in and of itself, but the scale is totally off and Lady Justice is missing half of her balance. Is this a purposeful critique of our justice system? No, it's just poor decorating.
Well, the search goes on, but the upstairs bedroom is coming along. I still haven't pulled the trigger on a TV for the theater area and, like the rest of the house, it needs a fresh coat of paint, but I'm fairly satisfied with how it looks right now.