A couple months ago (I think), Nick, Hayden, and I were running errands and stopped in Pottery Barn for a quick look around. I spied a buffet/cabinet that was deeply deeply discounted. As in, it was originally $800 or $900 and we got it for $100. The only thing that was wrong with it was that the back corner is a little bent. We were super excited about scoring the deal even though we didn't quite have a plan for it. We left it in the corner of our dining room, but it didn't feel quite right.
This weekend, we were walking around our little downtown and walked through a street art show. I was really enamored with one artist's booth that feature abstract charcoal figure drawings. I chatted with the artist (John Ligda of San Francisco) for a while and ended up purchasing one of his pieces. We decided to hang the piece above our cabinet and all of a sudden, everything seems much more finished and put together.
With lots of homemade art and pictures adorning our walls, it feels very grown-up to own a real piece of art made by someone else.
This room is still super unfinished but having this little corner helps me feel like it will start to come together soon...