Friday, June 24, 2016

The Icing on the Cake

What do you do with a crooked wall?  The same thing you do with a crooked cake.

Ice it.

Lots of pretty icing.

I placed the daybed on this wall, because every other wall in the bedroom has a door.  Really.
One wall has the closet door (right in the middle) an other wall has French doors (to the outside), the third wall has a door to the bathroom (in the middle of course).  By some miracle they did put the bedroom door in a corner. Why this one long wall has a bend in it, I cannot tell you. While I love the bed on this wall, hanging art presented a challenge.

I decided to make that quirky wall a feature.  A frosted feature.

I framed ten prints from a Botanical Print book (affiliate link).  Each frame was $6.00 on sale at Michael's.  I had to go to three different Michael's to get enough... but it was worth it! (I know, I could have ordered them online.  That would have required patience.)

In a perfect world, I might have purchased the 11 X 14 frames and left the mats in.  However, if I had done that, I could not have hung the two on the narrow part of the crooked wall.  So, I used 8 x 10 frames and removed the mats.  I think the simplicity works in this space.

And speaking of dessert,

I shared some delicious chocolate and bread pudding souffles with two delightful blogging friends yesterday.

Kitty of Kitty's Kozy Kitchen is in the middle and Bonnie of Living with Thanksgiving is on the right.  Laura of Decor to Adore arranged our fun gathering, but unfortunately was unable to come.

We met at Rise No. 1 in Dallas.  It was truly a treat for all the senses.

This was our table.  The restaurant uses tea towels as napkins.  They and many other fun things are also available for purchase.
I have these exact same chairs in my sun room.  Suddenly I am inspired to make some original seat cushion covers like theirs.

This is the basket of hand towels in the restroom.  The quaint restroom was worth the trip alone!

Have a wonderful weekend!



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  1. That was a great way to decorate that wall. It really is a quirky wall, isn't it? I love the daybed with all the pillows on it too. Looks like you had a fun lunch date! I love going to restaurants where they are creative like that.

  2. Eilis, I love your botanical grouping. It catches your eye and you don't notice the wall. I don't think a seasoned designer could have solved your decorating dilemma any better. What a clever observation.
    I look forward to seeing the rest of the room. You did a great job accessorizing the daybed and the accent table.
    Lunch was very enjoyable! I'd love to sample all the savory and dessert souffles. Wisteria was fun too. Thanks for making the trip to Rise No. 1. I'm home now but had a great time in Texas. Great meeting you.

    1. Thank you, Bonnie. It sounds like you had a great visit with your grandkids. I'm glad you made it home safe. I look forward to keeping up with your blog.

  3. Eilis, what a great solution for that wall! The prints look so nice above the daybed. Your lunch date looks like a fun time, as well! I bet you ladies had a blast!

  4. Your botanical prints look perfect on your "quirky" wall, Eilis. I also love how your day bed is draped in the pretty coverlet.
    It was such fun to be with you and Bonnie at Rise! What a perfect restaurant for meeting and sharing food. Next time I want to try the marshmallow soup!


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