The past week and a half have seen great progress in Application of Art to Walls. Getting my books unpacked was a hugely therapeutic point in the moving-in process; getting the art hung is another.
The blue paint is a Behr color called "Voyage."
Five pieces are visible above. The three small round things in white shadowbox frames are all Chinese: a carved yellow jade ring, mounted on a piece of vintage brocade I've been hoarding; a brass cabinet latch-plate; a very 3D brass cabinet latch set.
The big floral piece is a collage by my paternal grandmother, and the painting is a portrait of us that Mr. P commissioned right before we got married. The artist is Fabian Perez, who at the time was a neighbor of ours.
The big art piece here is a poster we got at a LACMA exhibition and then had very expensively framed. I love how it looks with our furniture and on this blue wall.
The hanging pieces here are all Chinese wood carvings. The little one over the door is from the Huntington Gardens gift shop, and the others came from the late lamented Orient furniture store. On the floor ... one of the few remaining nests of clutter. Another is on top of the twin rosewood bookcases.
We still have shelves to put up, and drawer and cabinet hardware to install (some of which is back-ordered), and then I'll be able to stow away a lot more of the remaining clutter. The stuff on top of the bookcases is mostly craft supplies, and as I stow, some of this will be purged. But things are definitely coming along.