Name: Deanne Mroz
Location: Streamwood, Illinois
Ever since I started reading Apartment Therapy, I have been dying to send in photos of our home. My husband and I have truly enjoyed the experience of decorating together. Almost everything in our house has a personal meaning to us. All of our paintings are pieces I've painted specifically for our home and each one has a story behind it.
The painting in our bedroom is a large "M" which stands for Mroz. This "M" symbol was what was used on our wedding invitations. There are also two pieces in the living room, both of which are music related. They represent two of our favorite bands, The Beatles and Led Zeppelin. As an artist, I think it is so important to put paintings in your home that have a special meaning to you. Most of our home is music themed. Many of the other pieces of art decorating our home are framed albums that used to be my father-in-laws that are bands my husband and I also love and have re-purposed as art. There are also some posters that we had in college decorating different areas of our home.
There were three things that we considered when we started decorating. One was that we could make our home somewhere that was cozy and inviting, two was that we could do it on a small budget, and three was that we could incorporate our favorite things. Now that it has all come together over the last few years, I love what it has become and I would love to share it with the world.