Reader's Art: Sarah's Slanted Ceilings

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Welcome to Sarah!

Hello Apartment therapy,

I'm attaching 4 photos of our living room out here in Mount Vernon, NY. When my boyfriend Jeff and I moved in together and into an attic apartment with walls that slope up into the ceiling we knew we had to be a little creative in terms of how to integrate our wall-decorating collections and how to decorate when the walls get cut off at five feet tall...

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In "Art over Stereo" you can see a bigger view of one of only two tall walls in the apartment (the other is taken up by bookshelves). Incidentally, the white chair in the corner is my own spray-painting and big-fuzz-upholstering effort.

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"Art closer-up" lets you see a littel better what we've got: two concert posters hanging with the excellent poster hangers from posterhanger.com, two framed greeting cards from ferdinand, a Pittsburgh cityscape from family friend Mary Mazziotti's first gallery show sometime in the '90s, and a lithograph by Jeff's brother Brendon Boyle we just had framed and matted as a Christmas gift to ourselves.

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"Art over the couch" (which I think makes the room look a lot more white/bland that it actually is--alas) shows "J is for Jaguar" by Matthew Porter, from Art Star in Philadelphia; screenprint by Jay Ryan for the song "Tables and Chairs"--the closest thing to "our song" that Jeff and I have--on "Andrew Bird's Mysterious Production of Eggs" album; "Lil' Bandits" by Etsy all-star ashleyg; and beyond that both our college degrees.

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"Art over the corner table" shows the awesome corner table and tension rod lamp that I inherited from my grandparents, another great concert poster of Jeff's and another piece of art by Jeff's brother Brendon--also our complete Shakespeare, dictionary, descriptionary and thesaurus.

Thanks for your time,
Sarah

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