I’m gonna start at the end and show you the final Artwork, above, for our Dining Room first. Because in this décor exercise I had a very important lesson.
So, the story goes that we had lived here, in Macau, for some time and for those that know me personally will understand that I had one (1) of many urgent needs to purchase some artwork for my Dining Room. Operative term “urgent”!?
IMO it was more simple than that - we, more specifically I, had lived with empty walls for far too long. And not only next to our Dining Room table so one day I splurged on these, pictured below.
Starting with the NEW was so much easier in this post because this Artjust was not my style! Don’t get me wrong; I loved that they were “original acrylics” but I grew so very tired of their plain-ness, and quickly at that.
Note to reader: Most of our furniture was already pretty plain & purchased in one (1) fell swoop upon arrival. I wanted the Art & correlating décor to liven things up a little more.
In and of themselves the collection is fine. Attractive even, but waaaaay to Asian for the rest of our 1,600sf home/ apartment; no offense to Asian Art but they just didn’t tie into the rest of our home. (They REALLY stood out.)
It’s not like it was from Arteflo, Hong Kong, depicted below.
Florence’s work is WAY too much fun! Had I only learned about her sooner things may have been different, but I digress?
I was still a relatively new expat when I purchased them. But I learned my lesson. I can eat the food, decorate for Chinese New Year – even try to learn the basics of every day language but beyond anything bamboo, fresh or dried, I am not sure how much more I can stomach.
When in Macao know: our framer is Man Tat Tong. He speaks a little bit of English but more comfortably Chinese. This is his store!
This is how they look up!
Not perfect, a tad too much white space, but not to shabby either. With that I share that I had never had a lesson on how to frame art, dear reader. Mark my words: sometimes you just have to WING IT!
Lol. Yes, the secrets out – sometimes I wing it... If I hadn’t I wouldn’t have the opportunity to be grateful for the Fine Art dressing up our Dining Room, (almost) ever damn day.