Friday, June 06, 2008

New Layout!

Okay, I didn't realize just how much of a computer idiot I am until I tried to add a flickr slideshow. Once I changed my layout (you like better? I do), blogger made it really easy for me...none of this whole "editing html" stuff anymore. Phiew!

I need everyone's opinion again! See the photo below? That is my dining room table, and I'm having difficulties deciding on which centerpiece to do. The wood plank on the right is actually a section of a used wine barrel from a Napa Valley winery with holes cut out for little tealights. It's really neat, because on the underside you can see the wine stain from its days of use. SUPER COOL, right? Right! Except...I think it's a little small for the table, it doesn't have any height. So instead, I could just do the three hurricanes with candles in them that match the color I have in the adjoining living room...but they seem boring. And if I don't put the wine barrel there, then there's NO OTHER place for it! HELP! Which do we like best? Or is there some super ingenious way to do both, like adding something more rustic inside the hurricanes to make them flow w/the look of the wine barrel? Also, I should note that I'm not a minimalist...it might look like I'm really into the super modern look, but not necessarily, I like that look but mixed w/vintage cottage (anthropologie-ish with a little antique mixed in).

LET YOUR OPINIONS FLOW!

7 comments:

Kelly said...

I really like the wine barrel, but not on the table. The hurricanes look MUCH better there.

sterlingirl said...

Okay, I like the hurricanes on the table better. Are you sure there are no other options for the wine barrel piece?

Kelly said...

BTW, you have a great sense of style! I looked at all your house pics and it is gorgeous!

Chas said...

Hmm...the wine barrel looks a little plain as it is right now. I do like the hurricanes, and I think the blue candles add the necessary color. I really can't tell much about the wine barrel from the pictures. Could you use a different type of taller candle with it, so it doesn't appear to blend in so much?

alyssa pahules said...

what if you put a long skinny mat under the wine barrel? like a bamboo mat or something?
or/and you could put some twigg type things or viney things coming out from under the wine barrel. or maybe some sort of twig w/berries? can be fake.

alyssa pahules said...

or it can be a colored table runner under the barrell--something to tie in more color.

nat said...

Ohh I so agree with Alyssa!!