Making it Yours (MiY)

Making it Yours 10C: Room for Reading and Writing

Making it Yours 10C: Home Library and Writing Desk

We’ve come to the last look in this edition of Making it Yours. True to the spirit of the series, you see a few pieces showing up again from previous looks. The lamp and vases were both in the first design, and now they’re being used again for this home office/library. In fact, the blue chair previously shown would look great in here as well.

I feel like this is the most traditional pairing of the rug with furniture, but there’s still a sense of fun. That portrait certainly helps, eh? I know it’s weird, but I love it. In fact, it will soon be winging its way to my house because as I put together the rest of the design, I couldn’t bear the thought of someone else buying it! I thought about replacing it with a more traditional portrait, but Hipster Jesus stays in the picture.

Making it Yours 10: Traditional Red Rug

We’ve seen the same traditional rug in three different designs now. This library/home office space, a living room with a bit of pink, and another living room with a cool color palette. It was an interesting creative exercise for me, since I wouldn’t normally choose such a formal rug, and I hope you enjoyed seeing how it could be updated to work with a more modern style. Which was your favorite from this edition?

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  • Vicki
    May 9, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Hipster Jesus made me smile. I went to a Catholic girls’ school and there was a particular painting in one of the classrooms that was known as ‘Hot Jesus’.

  • Lesley
    May 9, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    I don’t know about you…but that painting looks mysteriously like one Brad Pitt… possibly from his “Thelma and Louise” days…or maybe even now that his hair is longer. Inevitable.

  • lsaspacey
    May 12, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Funny, I thought of Brad before I thought it looked like Jesus.

    I saw “Legends of the Fall” just last night so I agree with Lesley about the Brad-ness but I think that movie most likely would have been the inspiration IF Brad Pitt had inspired the artist. He was pretty clean cut in T&L. In fact, it’s totaly approriate and possible since he IS wearing a Henley-type shirt.

  • Amy
    May 12, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    This was painted in the late ’60s or early ’70s, so it isn’t Brad.
    I have another portrait from this artist that I swear is a dead ringer for Bridget Fonda, but both she and Brad were in grade school when these were painted. All I can figure is Wisconsin must have been full of great looking people way back when!