Good Questions: What Elements Can I Add To Make Alcove Come Alive?

Good Questions: What Elements Can I Add To Make Alcove Come Alive?

Beth Zeigler
Sep 4, 2008

090408reader-01.jpgAT reader Kim writes in with a two-part question about shopping for a lamp and additional art to bring this alcove in her living room alive:

"Hi AT!
I have a two-part question. I am shopping for a lamp and some additional art to bring this alcove in my living room alive, and I'm looking for suggestions.

1. I've attached a photoshop rendering with two lamp possibilties, but I'm not sure these work. I'd love suggestions from readers. My price range is up to about $300, though of course I'd like to spend less...

2. "The portrait (24" x 24", for scale) is one a friend did of me years ago and I'm attached to it. I'd happily pair it with two 10" x 10" peices, for example. But haven't found anythign that I think works. Has anyone seen any great Etsy art or what-have-you that would be complimentary? I've considered simple color washed canvases too--Thanks, Kim / AT username: kimg924"

Wow Kim! You have a head start with your friend's painting--quite intriguing to look at. You have two really great pieces to work with here and we love the fact that you photoshopped in lamps to try out a new look. AT Readers--what do you think? What elements (lighting, paint, other art items) could Kim bring in to make this alcove and her friends painting really pop?

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