My desk faces this wall, so I spend a lot of time staring at the abomination that is our fireplace.
Ok, maybe it's not that bad. But if your job is designing interiors maybe it is. When we bought our house, I knew it would be a problem... who built this travesty? Did they just throw a dart at the wall and decide gosh golly it would be the perfect height for a fireplace? Somewhere in no man's land, a brick ledge is gathering dust and lizard tails. Plus it used to be a putrid shade of rusty brick topped by a mantel just this side of nuclear orange oak. Let no one say improvements have not been made, but still... over it.
Did you notice the vents that I carefully, obnoxiously disguised with plants? I hope not.
In the immortal words of Ice Cube, I want to tear this mother up (that is not exactly what he said) but the firebox... Removing it would, frankly, suck. So I have considered removing some bricks or possibly adding them instead. This is doable, right?
Because the megalomanic in me is ready to build the tower of babel part deux.
Or I could mayhaps go a bit more subtle. Because I am a very subtle person.
Who am I kidding? At the rate of current renovation around here (please see our master bath, sporting a lovely shade somewhere between pea and bile green), construction is years away.
In the meantime, wouldn't it be awesome if this happened?
Jean Cocteau's home decorated by Madeleine Castaing has been on my radar for years... it's so inspiring. Don't like your architecture? Draw it in!
Speaking of Cocteau, I am obsessed. Did you see my scarf?
And I'm watching this Cocteau lith on ebay:
And I'm even following this tattoo guy David Scheisser on instagram because his work reminds me of Cocteau. Obviously line drawing is the next Twombly/Kelly Wearstler Channels/abstraction craze. Turns out David likes to draw on walls too.
I feel like we've come full circle here. I should just draw on my walls. Or you know, have someone else do it.
What do we think? Crazy awesome, or crazy going to scar my children for life?
It could be cool. Think about it.