To everyone that participated in the quiz yesterday, good job! You are all correct. There wasn't a wrong answer in the batch! I wanted to share my "big three" that really bugged me the most.
- Those short curtains. Short curtains are a way of saying, "I couldn't afford the long ones."- well, that being the case- have none at all. To me, these are like high water pants. There is a reason we think Mr. Bean is gross. When there is some good reason why curtains cannot go to the floor- you simply do a different window treatment.
- OK- where do I start with this mirror? First of all- it is not centered. I think I know why- it is a substantial mirror- I am sure it needed a stud to hang it on- and the stud was probably not in the middle of the sofa. This is something for all of us to consider when selecting very heavy items- especially round ones. There are ways to get around it with rectangular items. Secondly- even if the mirror was centered- I still don't think it is a good solution for that wall. It should have a relationship with the sofa. It doesn't. If two sconces were added, one on either side- the shape relationship would be much better. To make it easier- a rectangular frame should have been chosen.
- Now for this wall. This piece of art seems out of place to me in style. The rest of the place had a transitional lodgey feel to it, and this ornate frame is far too formal. But that is not even the worst part of it. What is up with the relationship here? That chair is too small, and should be not only larger, but also brought into the room more, on an angle- and then the wall art would be much better in a vertical orientation, and more casual style- giving it a better relationship with the wall . When selecting art for a wall- look at the wall itself- it is almost too obvious to say- but if it is a more vertical shape- go vertical- a more horizontal shape- go horizontal. I see horizontal pieces on vertical walls frequently- I think sometimes people select thier wall decor because they like it- or it is on sale- not necessarily because it is the best solution for the room. Is this an "always" rule?- No- but it would look much better in this room.
If someone from the resort is reading- and you don't want to spend any money- just changing places with the mirror and the art would be a great improvement. The Zermatt Resort is a nice place- and the service was great- I would suggest it to anyone- really. Just pack a drill and switch places with the mirror and wall art when you go.