Monday, May 13, 2013

Future Foyer Artwork

As much as I'm trying to contain myself when it comes to decorating a house that's not built yet, sometimes I just need an outlet. And this is one place where I have to plan ahead.

One of the projects I can't wait to do for our house is an arrangement of three pictures: one at the beginning of construction, one midway through, and one on move-in day. I plan on putting it in the foyer, so visitors can see the evolution of our home. It's personal, but not as personal as baby pictures, so the foyer seems like a good fit.

I've been wanting to do this idea since before we started building, but I recently found a layout I like:

 Property of
The hilarious and tasteful couple behind 7th House on the Left featured an arrangement in their foyer
(BTW, I looove their foyer) with three large frames, lots of white space, and relatively small photos. They used it to display vintage family photos, but I think the display would be great for construction photos since they're more sentimental than beautiful. Displaying them this way would definitely class it up.

 Today, I think I got the perfect early construction shot:

It's a good straight-on shot where you can see our front porch, construction sign, and plenty of sky. That's important so I can get similar perspectives as construction progresses. My hope is that the pictures will look very similar with everything except the house, as if it just sprung out of the ground. 

I'm crossing my fingers that this works okay, because there's no way to go back and fix it if I screw up a shot.

I still haven't decided whether I want to do black and white pictures (classy and uniform, but loses details) or color (shows all the details, including the unfortunate Carolina Red Clay). I've even considered sepia, with all the cons of B&W, but a cool vintage feel. Thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of the home construction photo, but don't care much for this pic. (I do love the one with Boone on the slab.) Just keep taking take lots of pics, and you'll come up with the perfect display. I like the large frames with white space on a colored wall.