We recently added some new art to our walls here at Holtwood House and today, I thought I'd share a sneak peek at two of the bigger statement pieces hanging in the living and dining areas. In both cases, we had looked for quite a bit of time to find just the right works - the right image, the right scale and ultimately the great dictator as far as these things go, the right budget. In the end, we took our own camera out on a couple of deliberately planned outings and I snapped some photos - hoping we'd land one or two we could work into our plans.
As luck would have it, we had a few to choose from and together with a little editing, were able to print off and frame the two large scale pieces shared here. We stayed true to our love of California, paying homage to both the towering Mexican Palms and Joshua Trees that line our beaches and deserts.
We wanted to go big with both and outsourced the large scale prints to a shop here in Los Angeles. The shot of the Palms was snapped while walking near the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach and measures a lengthy 36" x 70". To save on the expense of framing, we sandwiched the print between the wall and a piece of plexiglass we had cut at Home Depot. Screws and caps finished it off for a clean, modern look.
I talked a bit previously here about our day trip to Joshua Tree and the hunt for "the one" image we wanted to use above our dining table. With a bit of cropping and editing, we were able to capture the shot we wanted and enlarged it to 36" x 36". We purchased an inexpensive metal frame online that we put together ourselves and had the plexiglass custom cut at a shop around the corner from our house.
We are so satisfied with the end result- two statement pieces, very personal to us, both hung for under $250.