Last Friday I promised I’d share how I introduced Italian style decor into my new Cowgirl-Cool Art Studio. I call it Italian Style with a Cowgirl Twist.
You don’t believe it’s possible? What if I threw in some religious-inspired collectibles and da Vinci-inspired art to boot?
It just so happens I found two modern etched-white vases for $4.99 each at TJ Maxx in Billings – perfectly inspired by the glass t-shirt.
Remember the Marie Antoinette window in Venice? This one?
What really grabbed me about that window were the colors – those softly muted whites, creams, and sepias (in part, already taken care of by the TJ vases) – and of course, those Italian frames that the window-designer had strategically “scattered” here and there, from the framed art to the fancy mirror.
I doubt I’m the only one who owns not one real Italian frame – but I just happened to have some great broken plaster from a mirror I bought on sale at Wisteria.com (that alas, had proven to be way too heavy for a wall in my newly remodeled bathroom.) Thus, a shattered mirror and nine broken plaster pieces – one of which I’ve used in this little shrine-like studio corner. (Look for it, at the foot of the antique foot stool in the next photo.)
If you’re wondering about the Cowgirl twist part – haven’t you noticed the rustic antique box and chest? All they need are a bullet hole or two.
By the way … the wonderful solid-wood, hand-painted, da Vinci-inspired “Adam” art ball was purchased in Venice and given to me by John (thank you, Whit, for the “hint” to your Dad.) while the metal hand and the Buddhas are part of my own ever-growing collections.
See? If I can make Italy happen in Cody, Wyoming – practically any home design is possible!
Happy Trails, ma douche!
Deb Trotter ~ Cowboy’s Sweetheart Artist